THST Undergraduate Conference

Religion Matters
Annual Department of Theological Studies
Undergraduate Student Conference
Saturday, April 22, 2023
Theological Studies Village, UH3700


Congratulations to our conference award winners!

The Marie Anne Mayeski Award: Conner Wilson.  Each year, the award is given to a graduating senior in Theological Studies who exemplifies the love of learning and the desire for God, and who has integrated theology into his or her life through research and writing, service, the promotion of justice, and leadership.

The Shannon L. Hamm Award: Jesus Estrada.   In memory of Shannon L. Hamm, the award is meant to encourage and recognize the academic and community service achievements of a Theology Major or Minor who is a junior.

The Rev. James L. Fredericks Comparative Theology Fellowship (awarded in fall 2022, but publicly recognized at the spring conference) - Hannah Van den Thillart and Faculty Partner, Dr. Enriquez: To honor the legacy of Rev. James L. Fredericks and his commitment to both comparative theological inquiry and interreligious dialogue by supporting joint student (UG/GR) and THST faculty research in comparative theology in order to promote religious literacy through theological inquiry into two religious traditions.

Highest G.P.A. of Graduating THST Senior: Conner Wilson. Also known as the Department of Theological Studies Award, the graduating theological studies major or minor with the highest G.P.A. will be recognized with a certificate along with a stipend. They will also be recognized in the commencement program. 

Best Conference Project: Fiona Riley. "It's a Wonderful Apocalypse: Analyzing Film Through the Lens of Biblical Studies"

2023 Theta Alpha Kappa Honor Society Inductees:

Anna Grace Kalvelage
Natalie Letchworth
Faculty Inductee: Sarah Emanuel
Faculty Inductee: L. Arik Greenberg

Natalie Letchworth, Dr. Arik Greenberg, Dr. Sarah Emanuel

Best Conference Project: Fiona Riley

Highest G.P.A. and Marie Anne Mayeski Award Winner: Conner Wilsoon

Shannon L. Hamm Award Winner: Jesus Estrada

Fredericks Fellowship: Hannah Van den Thillart and Faculty Partner, Dr. Karen Enriquez

Conference Moderators: Jesus Estrada and Conner Wilson