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Grad students receive Dean's Citation Awards

  • 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.

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.

 

Academic Excellence in the Degree Program

Seidman College of Business

     Daria S. Konanykhina, Accounting

     Megan R. Spruit, Business Administration

College of Community & Public Service

     Ayris T. Gonzalez, Criminal Justice

     Kurtis C. Boeve, Health Administration

     Andrea J. Osburn, Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership

     Andrew M. Claucherty, Public Administration

College of Education

     Victoria L. Toth, School Counseling

Padnos College of Engineering & Computing

     Eric M. Domke, Computer Information Systems

     Sai Krishna Kotha, Medical and Bioinformatics

College of Health Professions

     Corinna R. Kudwa, Clinical Dietetics

     Luke B. Holly, Physician Assistant Studies-Traverse City

     Samantha L. Ferqueron, Speech-Language Pathology

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

     Emily A. Kindervater, Biology

     Pasha E. Shipp, Communications

Kirkhof College of Nursing

     Mary K. Ziomkowski, Nursing

 

Outstanding Master's Thesis 

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

     Joseph T. Altobelli, Biology

 

Outstanding Final Project

College of Community & Public Service

     Kylie J. Hornak, Health Administration

Padnos College of Engineering & Computing

     Matias Gil, Computer Information Systems

College of Health Professions

     Jodie L. Vander Meer, Clinical Dietetics

     Michelle M. Strzyzewski, Speech-Language Pathology

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

     Jocelyn V. Flint, Communications

Kirkhof College of Nursing

     Tamara S. Van Kampen, Nursing

 

Excellence in Service to the Community or Profession

College of Community & Public Service

     Robert A. Joseph, Criminal Justice

     Kaitlyn R. Kleibusch, Health Administration

College of Health Professions

     Susan E. Herman, Physician Assistant Studies-Traverse City

     Timothy J. Zmudka, Speech-Language Pathology

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

     Rajesh Sigdel, Biology

     Mychal A. Cantu, Communications

Kirkhof College of Nursing

     Luanne M. Shaw, Nursing

 

Excellence in Leadership and Service to GVSU

College of Community & Public Service

     Jasmine Ahuja, Health Administration

     Tammy R. Britton, Public Administration

Padnos College of Engineering & Computing

     Sowjanya Ratho, Medical and Bioinformatics

College of Health Professions

     Aaron M. Michaud, Physician Assistant Studies

     Lindsey K. Banktson, Physician Assistant Studies-Traverse City

     Kelsey A. Hines, Speech-Language Pathology

Kirkhof College of Nursing

     Tamara S. Van Kampen, Nursing

 

Promoting Diversity and Inclusion at GVSU

College of Community & Public Service

     Elizabeth A. Jawish, Public Administration

College of Health Professions

     Maria del Pilar Roldan Bustinza, Physician Assistant Studies

 

Excellence in Sustainability

College of Health Professions

     Kristen J. Welbourn, Physician Assistant Studies

 

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

Kirkhof College of Nursing

     Jean Barry, Nursing