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PCEC STUDENTS RECEIVE GRADUATE DEAN'S CITATION AWARDS
May 15, 2020
The Dean’s Citation Awards for Academic Excellence are given to graduate students that have distinguished themselves in graduate education at Grand Valley State University. The awards recognize academic excellence in several categories, and students are nominated by faculty and staff. The Dean of the Graduate School reviews the nominees and approves the final selection.
Students from the Seymour & Esther Padnos College of Engineering & Computing were selected for recognition in two categories; Academic Excellence in the Degree Program, and Outstanding Final Project.
Please join us in offering congratulations to these students on their fantastic accomplishments!
ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE IN THE DEGREE PROGRAM
Jeffrey P. Wagner, Master of Science in Computer Information Systems
Jeff has shown to be a model student since the beginning of his program, excelling in every course, despite not having a background in a computing discipline. Faculty in noted that Jeff was “one of the best” students in the program.
Paige M. Melick, Master of Science in Data Science and Analytics
In addition to her studies, Paige also works full time at Herman Miller. She represents what we all think of as a model student: smart, hardworking, calm, friendly, and energetic.
Samuel C. Kujawski, Master of Science in Health Informatics and Bioinformatics
Sam has excelled academically and been recognized further for his persistence and quality of work. Sam completed an internship at Spectrum Health and during this time received a full-time job offer at Epic with their applications analyst team.
OUTSTANDING FINAL PROJECT
Michael J. Wynne, Master of Science in Engineering
Project Title: Tesla M3 Line 2 Production Work Balance
Project Advisor: Dr. Charles Standridge – School of Engineering
Michael’s project deals with the design of a new production line at Yanfeng Automotive in Holland, Michigan. Furthermore, a journal article based on this work is planned for submission to the International Journal of Industrial Engineering Computation.
Wanda G. Sankey, Master of Science in Health Informatics and Bioinformatics
Project Title: VCF Stats Search
Project Advisor: Dr. Guenter Tusch – School of Computing and Information Systems
Working with scientists at Van Andel Institute, as a part of her capstone project, Wanda developed a single application to easily create statistical outputs for VCF (variant call format) files, saving researchers time and computing expenses. She by far exceeded the expectations for a capstone project.
A full list of students who were recognized with the Graduate Dean’s Citation Awards can be found at https://www.gvsu.edu/gs/module-news-view.htm?storyId=F722D5BB-BE66-0CCD-34D90243B643FB6E&siteModuleId=14B6F63B-A5AF-851A-E33877B26ACBC446