Grad students receive Dean's Citation Awards

December 20, 2017

Posted on December 20, 2017

The Graduate School recognized more than 40 graduate students with Dean's Citation Awards during a celebration December 8 on the Pew Grand Rapids Campus. 

The students were recognized for outstanding academic performance; each recipient was given a certificate of recognition and a graduate honors cord.

Graduate students can be nominated by faculty and staff members, advisors, a graduate program director, a department chair or a school director. The nominees are reviewed by the dean of Graduate Studies in consultation with others involved in graduate education; final selection is made by the dean.

The notables from CLAS are:

Academic Excellence in the Degree Program

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

     Emily A. Kindervater, Biology

     Pasha E. Shipp, Communications


Outstanding Master's Thesis 

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

     Joseph T. Altobelli, Biology


Outstanding Final Project

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

     Jocelyn V. Flint, Communications


Excellence in Service to the Community or Profession

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

     Rajesh Sigdel, Biology

     Mychal A. Cantu, Communications


Mags Distinguished Thesis Nominees 

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

     Sarah E. VanOeveren, Cell and Molecular Biology

     Geoffrey M. Kishbaugh, English


Graduate Student Association Faculty Awards

     Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

     Richard Rediske, Annis Water Resources Institute/Biology


For More Information Contact: Dottie Barnes in University Communications - 616-331-2221


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