At the annual meeting of the Southwestern Sociological Association in New Orleans, Louisiana in March 2013, a Baylor graduate student won the outstanding student paper competition in the master's level. A call for student papers went out in the Fall of 2012 and all eligible student members of the SSA were encouraged to submit their papers. At the final meeting during the conference, the student paper competition awards were announced and the recipients were given a cash award and certificate. Congratulations to all Baylor Sociology graduate students on their success and excellent papers.
The Masters division was won by Katie Halbesleben with her paper, "Educational Attainment in Second Generation Immigrants:
Creating Context for Predicting College Graduation."