To recognize outstanding student research and applied scholarship at the graduate level
Thesis or project must have been completed during academic year prior to fall deadline (1st day of classes)
One thesis winner and/or one project winner with 2-4 finalists
Panel of readers will consist of at least five COE faculty members. Any committee member who has a student under consideration will withdraw from discussion that focuses on that students project or thesis. The committee will meet during the fall semester and make recommendations to the Dean.
Upon notification of award, the College of Education will request award recipients' permission to submit their work to ScholarWorks@GVSU, GVSU's open-access scholarly works repository.
Theresa Lyon – 2015 Outstanding Thesis
“Undocumented Latino College Students and Identity Development: A Qualitative Analysis of Undocumented Latino College Students’ Movement Towards Developing Purpose”
Kate Thome – 2015 Outstanding Project
“Promoting Self-Authored Career Decision-Making through Parent Partnerships”
Tung Nguyen - 2014 Outstanding Project
"Student-Centered Behavior Management: A Holistic Approach to Reducing Overall Discipline While Minimizing the Disproportionate Racial Gap"
Reba Loret Oguntokun - 2013 Outstanding Thesis
"The African American/Black Male Experience at Grand Valley State University: Implications for the Future"
Karri Lynn Sanders - 2013 Outstanding Project
"Breaking Tradition in the Mathematics Classroom: Making Mathematics Real, Relevant, and Personal"