Sixteen students in Anthropology Associate Professor Keith Prufer's Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 101) class have been recognized as Public Anthropology Award winners in a recent North American competition involving more than 4,000 students from 25 schools.

They are Jill Wisler, Sarah Parro, Sharon Krein, Jayme Fredricks, Jennie Norris, Bridgette Wagner, Samantha Litke, Rebecca Rutledge, Samantha Lewis, Max Baseman, Sarah Maestas, Julia Doyle, Halima Nguyen, Sarah Gilman, Benjamin Williams and Brendan Grace.

According to a recent announcement from Center for a Public Anthropology, Prufer played an integral part in Public Anthropology's online student community, showcasing the ability of UNM students to learn effective writing skills while being active global citizens. He demonstrated how combining technology with cultural concerns in academic courses positively engage students to participate in the broader world beyond their university, while gaining the skills needed for a productive, active life after graduation.

To read the award winning opinion pieces, go to Anthropology Awards

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