Grad students honored with Citations Awards

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More than 40 graduate students will be honored with Graduate Dean’s Citation Awards at the Graduate Student Celebration April 19 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 27.

Seidman College of Business
•    Matthew C. Pear, accounting
•    Kathleen A. Rose, business administration

College of Community & Public Service
•    Rachel E. Dody, health administration
•    R. Michael Gouin-Hart, public administration
•    Brittani M. Anderson, public administration and social work

College of Education
•    John A. Gipson, higher education
•    MaryEllen Brocklehurst, school counseling

Padnos College of Engineering & Computing
•    Kevin L. Guyot, computer information systems
•    Yuka Kutsumi, medical and bioinformatics

College of Health Professions
•    Katherine K. Farrimond, physical therapy

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
•    Tamara L. Hillman, biology
•    Kevin D. Deemter, biostatistics
•    Lacey L. LaFave, cell and molecular biology
•    April D. Best, English    

Kirkhof College of Nursing
•    Meridell J. Gracias, nursing   

 

Outstanding Dissertation

Kirkhof College of Nursing
•    Kathryn L. Speeter, nursing   

Outstanding Master’s Thesis

College of Community & Public Service
•    Lindsay M. Tryc, social work  

Padnos College of Engineering & Computing
•    Byron DeVries, computer information systems
•    Jeremy M. Pace, engineering

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
•    Maisoun O. Al-sebaei, communications
•    Pauline Bleuse, English


Outstanding Master’s Final Project

College of Community & Public Service
•    Heidi L. McPheeters, public  administration
•    Stacy L. Couch, Leah A. Cordes, Maureen T. Clore, and Jennifer A. Phelan, social work

College of Education
•    Scott D. Barry, education

Padnos College of Engineering & Computing
•    Chris E. Bretl, medical and bioinformatics

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
•    Julie E. Batty, biology
•    Jaimie M. Pineda, cell and molecular biology
•    Laura J. Hill, communications


Outstanding Publication

Padnos College of Engineering & Computing
•    Byron DeVries, computer information systems  

College of Health Professions
•    Robyn E. Smith, physical therapy


Excellence in Service to the Community or Profession

College of Community & Public Service
•    Benjamin W. Grostic, public administration

College of Health Professions
•    Claire E. Dulin, physical therapy

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
•    Ehren R. Dueweke, cell and molecular biology
•    Tyler J. Richardson, cell and molecular biology
•    Jennifer L. Furner, English    

Kirkhof College of Nursing
•    Erin M. Chillag, nursing   


Excellence in Leadership and Service to GVSU

College of Community & Public Service
•    Jennifer A. Jordan, public administration
•    Jessica K. Doerr, social work  

College of Health Professions
•    Amber M. Lenhart, physical therapy

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
•    Charlotte S. Barth, biostatistics  
•    Jennifer L. Furner, English    

Kirkhof College of Nursing
•    Kimberly L. Lanning, nursing   


Promoting Diversity and Inclusion at GVSU

College of Health Professions
•    Andrew A. Post, physical therapy