Political Science 2021

Political Science

2021 LAS Awards

Larissa Huhn
Outstanding Undergraduate Student
Larissa Huhn will be graduating from UCCS summa cum laude, having double majored in Political Science and Philosophy. In the six semesters she studied at UCCS, Larissa made the President’s List five times. She is also a member of the Bastiat Honors Society (Center for the Study of Government and the Individual) and has served as a teacher’s assistant for three professors within the political science department. In addition, she had the opportunity to serve as a research assistant to one professor on an article published in the New York University Journal of Law & Liberty, which explored the non-delegation doctrine as implemented at the state level. After graduation, she is hoping to attend law school.
Taylor Wallau
Outstanding Undergraduate Student
Taylor Wallau is graduating from UCCS in the spring of 2021 with a B.A. in Political Science, a B.A. in Criminal Justice, a minor in Pre-Law, and a certificate in Civics. The past five semesters she has been recognized on the President’s List for achieving a 4.0 semester GPA. Taylor volunteered with the local district attorney’s office for a year and a half during her education and was awarded the President’s Volunteer Service Award two consecutive years for logging more than 400 hours of volunteer work. When she was a sophomore, Taylor assisted the Criminal Justice department with research in California to develop a new curriculum for correctional officers. Taylor is a Bastiat Honors Scholar, an Alpha Phi Sigma Member, and was a member of the UCCS Mock Trial Team for the 2018-2019 season. She has also worked a variety of jobs including as a team lead with the UCCS Bookstore and as a teaching aide for two UCCS professors. Taylor aims to one day become an intelligence analyst with a federal agency. Moving forward, she is exploring local career opportunities in the criminal justice and legal fields and is considering graduate level education.