The National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) selected GVSU graduate alum John A. Gipson (Master of Education '13) as a 2014 NACADA Student Research Award Winner. As a NACADA Student Research Award Winner in the Master's Category he will be honored at the special Awards Ceremony and Reception being held at the annual NACADA Conference in Minneapolis this fall as part of the 2014 Annual Awards Program for Academic Advising. This recognition also includes a $500 award.
John completed a master's thesis in 2013 on the experiences of high-achieving African American college students. The reserach has developed into a nationwide project that was conducted at 11 institutions in 2014.
Photo: Dr. Jeffery Potteiger, Dean of Graduate Studies (left), presents John A. Gipson (right) with a Graduate Dean's Citation Award for Academic Excellence in Winter 2013. Adam Bird Photography.