Grad students honored with Dean's Citations Awards

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Forty-five graduate students are beging honored with Graduate Dean’s Citation Awards during the Graduate Student Celebration April 18 in Loosemore Auditorium on the Pew Grand Rapids Campus. The students are being recognized for outstanding academic performance.

Graduate students can be nominated by faculty and staff, advisors, a graduate program director, a department chair or a school director. The nominees are reviewed by Jeffrey Potteiger, dean of Graduate Studies, in consultation with others involved in graduate education; final selection is made by the dean. Each recipient is given a certificate of recognition and a graduate honors cord to be worn at commencement Saturday, April 26.

Academic Excellence in the Major

Seidman College of Business
•    Brendan P. Byxbe, accounting
•    Troy M. Bouman, business administration

College of Community & Public Service
•    Jodi L. Zuiderveen, health administration
•    Ingrid J. Scheer, public administration

College of Education
•    Erin C. Ash, higher education
•    Mark A. Switzer, school counseling

Padnos College of Engineering & Computing
•    Sam Serpoosh, computer information systems
•    Lauren J. Hickox, engineering
•    Mary Ellen Hoinski, medical and bioinformatics

College of Health Professions
•    Matthew J. Rejc, occupational therapy
•    Elizabeth L. Graney, physical therapy  

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
•    Alynn M. Martin, biology
•    Colleen L. MacCallum, biostatistics
•    Brett M. Brockman, cell and molecular biology
•    David A. Zeoli, communications
•    Sierra C. Holmes, English    

Kirkhof College of Nursing
•    Carolyn M. Fox, nursing   


Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation

Kirkhof College of Nursing
•    Joanne M. Finazzi, nursing


Outstanding Master’s Thesis

College of Community & Public Service
•    Elle G. Teshima, criminal justice

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
•    Huijing Zhu, cell and molecular biology
•    Anna M. Worm, English


Outstanding Master’s Final Project

College of Community & Public Service
•    Barbara A. Goodspeed, health administration

College of Education
•    Elaine R. Shalla, instruction and curriculum

College of Health Professions
•    Allison L. Gaskell, David P. Sefton, and Kristen J. VandeBunte , physical therapy

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
•    Attila Bokor, communications
•    Alexandra J. VanderArk, cell and molecular biology


Outstanding Publication

College of Engineering & Computing  
•    Ira J. Woodring, computer information systems

College of Health Professions
•    Tiffany M. Basore and Alyssa L. Polso, physical therapy


Excellence in Service and the Community or Profession

College of Community & Public Service
•    Katherine A. Collen, public administration
•    Daniela Ramos de Rodriguez, social work

College of Health Professions
•    Trisha A. Armstrong, physical therapy

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
•    Julie A. Strominger, biostatistics
•    Brett M. Brockman, cell and molecular biology
•    Karen E. Luidens-Alvarez, English

Kirkhof College of Nursing
•    Jeffrey M. Bird, nursing


Excellence in Leadership and Service to GVSU

Seidman College of Business
•    Paul A. Jabaay, business administration

College of Community & Public Service
•    Holly R. Anderson, public administration

College of Health Professions
•    Brett S. Cain, physical therapy

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
•    Melissa R. Plets, biostatistics
•    Meagan C. Shoe, cell and molecular biology
•    Rachel L. Curtis, English

   
Promoting Diversity and Inclusion at GVSU

College of Community & Public Service
•    Tara A. Aday, public administration

College of Health Professions
•    Katherine R. Rogowski, physical therapy


Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award

Seidman College of Business
•    Aaron Lowen, associate professor of economics

College of Education
•    Amy Schelling, assistant professor of special education


Kimboko Inclusion Award

Kirkhof College of Nursing
•    Dr. Cynthia Coviak, professor of nursing