2014 Outstanding Senior Anthropology Student
Rebecca Nimmo won the Outstanding Senior Anthropology Student Award. Rebecca has been in the program for two years and has taken 48 hours of anthropology courses during that time. In addition to being the president of the Anthropology Club, she has helped out with various events, including talking to students at The Auburn Elementary School about anthropology.
Some projects Nimmo has been involved in include a directed study project where she is looking at gender dynamics in the art department at WKU, specifically in the sculpture program. Rebecca is in her 2nd semester of a lab practicum where she is doing curatorial work for Dr. Applegate. One project involves students going through big boxes of artifacts that were in The Rock House, the old anthropology lab. Rebecca and her fellow anthropology students have been going through the boxes and reorganizing the artifacts for the new lab. She has also been going through archaeological field books from the '60s, '70s, '80s, and '90s and making a database. Additionally, she has done projects on feminist art in visual anthropology and vaccination trends. After graduation, Rebecca plans on working for a couple of years and then applying to graduate school for anthropology.