2022-2023 Student Awards Convocation

The 2024 Student Awards Convocation will be held on Monday, April 8, 6:00 p.m., L.V. Eberhard Center, Pew Grand Rapids Campus.

2023-2024 Student Award recipients will be posted in April

Glenn A. Niemeyer Award

The Glenn A. Niemeyer Award recognizes well-rounded individuals with demonstrated excellence in both the classroom and extra-curricular activities that serve to enrich their lives and the lives of others.

Outstanding Undergraduate Students
Yasmin Alemayehu, Comprehensive Science and Arts for Teaching (CSAT)
Natalie VeCasey, Nursing

Outstanding Graduate Students
Alexandra Patterson, Health Administration (M.H.A.)
MacKenzie Sebesta, Physical Therapy (D.P.T.)
Kerri Stapley, Nursing

Provost's Student Academic Achievement Award

The Provost's Student Academic Achievement Award recognizes a graduating student who has attained an outstanding record of academic excellence and exhibits exemplary character and leadership in the classroom.

John Wen, Integrative Studies

Gayle R. Davis First Generation College Student Emerging Leader Award

The Davis Award recognizes a sophomore or junior who is the first generation in their family to attend college and shows a promising future as a leader.

Jessica Gjolaj, Political Science and International Relations

Excellence-in-a-Discipline Award

The Excellence-in-a-Discipline Award honors one student from each undergraduate and graduate discipline. Faculty from each department select the recipient based upon an earned minimum number of credit hours at an exceptional grade point average, along with other criteria identified by each unit as appropriate for use in determining academic excellence in their program. 

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Kaedry Taveras, Advertising and Public Relations
Douglas Tucker Corey, Anthropology
Angela Corey, Art Education
Jaer Medina, Art History
Madison Wheeler, Behavioral Neuroscience
Madison Smith, Biochemistry
Jacquelyn Molloseau, Biology
Hunter Wojciechowski, Biology, Secondary Education
Evan Ray Sidebotham, Biomedical Sciences
Natalie Marie Woodland, Cell and Molecular Biology
Georgia Sands, Chemistry
Hiro Briganti, Classics
Landyn Teachout, Communication Studies
Yasmin Alemayehu, Comprehensive Science and Arts for Teaching
Megan Vernier,  Dance
Steven St. John, Earth Science
Elizabeth Bruuxvort, English, Secondary Education
Garrett Falk, Exercise Science
Kira Mason, Film and Video Production
Isabelle Hoffman, French
Adam P. Greve, Geochemistry
Evan Ezra Hodson, Geography & Sustainable Planning

Eli VanDyke, Geology
Jackson Blanchard, Health and Physical Education
Amanda MacDonald, Health Communications
Madison Olson, History
Erin Henderson, Integrated Science, Elementary
Katherine Koczak, International Relations
Bradley Monarch, Mathematics
Brandon Tower, Microbiology
Stephanie Bueche, Music
Megan McReynolds, Natural Resources Management
Jacqueline M. Reyes, Pedagogical Content for Elementary Teaching
Evan Henning, Philosophy
Kiara Henery, Photography
Shane Armstrong, Physics
Aaron Rusch, Political Science
MacKenzie Payton, Psychology
Alexis Alleman, Social Studies
Elizabeth Gibbs, Sociology
Mattie Burda, Spanish
Thomas Timmerman, Spanish, Secondary Education
Kateri Thibodeau, Sport Management
Ian Curtis, Statistics
Morgan Lammers, Studio Art
Anna Compton, Theatre

Emma E. Richards, Wildlife Biology
Audrey Kelly, Writing

Trenton Dalm, Biomedical Sciences (M.H.S.)
Ashley Duimstra, Biostatistics (M.S.)
Mary A. Gifford, Cell and Molecular Biology (M.S.)
Grace Jacqueline Pagone, Communications (M.S.)
Autumn Stokes, School Psychology (Psy.S.)

Seidman College of Business

Travis Read, Accounting
Miranda G. Bette, Business Economics
Justin J. Frappier, Business, General
Syhming Vong, Economics
Gillian Vendittelli, Entrepreneurship
Cameron Auty, Finance
Evan Brechting, General Management
Amanda H. Van Ruiten, Human Resource Management
Emma Francis, International Business
Mason Cairns, Management Information Systems
Miranda G. Bette, Marketing
Luca Moellenhoff, Operations Management
Emily Murphy, Supply Chain Management

Lydia Marsai Hanes,  (M.S.A.)
Kari L. Petersen, Accounting/Taxation (M.S.T)
Jose Velasquez Garrido, General Business (M.B.A.)

College of Education and Community Innovation

Robin Moore, Criminal Justice
Destiny Steffens, Early Childhood Education
Anna Lippert, Elementary Education
Bridget Radzicki, Hospitality and Tourism Management
Eva Marie Matthews, Legal Studies
Eden Belill, Public and Nonprofit Administration
Katelyn R. Stulpe, Secondary Education, Group Social Studies
Ella Beringer, Social Work
Calle Faerber, Special Education

Ben Russ, Health Administration (M.H.A.)
Olivia Witsaman, Higher Education - CSAL (M.Ed.)
Genevieve Roe, Instruction and Curriculum (M.Ed.)
Carley Andrus, Literacy Studies (M.Ed.)
Emily Mathein, Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership (M.P.N.L.)
Gerard Michael Sullivan Jr., Public Administration (M.P.A.)
Fawn Bullock, School Counseling (M.Ed.)
Shelby Denhof, Social Innovation (M.A.)
Reagan L. Woodward, Social Work (M.S.W.)
Krysta Grace King, Special Education (M.Ed.)
David A. Johnson, Educational Leadership (Ed.S.)

Seymour and Esther Padnos College of Engineering and Computing

Jenna Doyle, Biomedical Engineering
Justin von Kulajta Winn, Computer Engineering
Marc Tunnell, Computer Science
Garrett Genord, Electrical Engineering
Rachel Miller, Information Systems
Anthony Vu, Information Technology
Joel Linden, Mechanical Engineering
Nicholas Alphenaar, Occupational Safety and Health Management

Grant David Alphenaar, Applied Computer Science (M.S.)
Brian Kiptalam, Cybersecurity (M.S.)
Evan D. Steensma, Data Science and Analytics (M.S.)
Ciana Janay Witherell, Manufacturing Engineering (M.S.E.)
Hoang Le Mai Tran, Health Informatics and Bioinformatics (M.S.)

College of Health Professions

Tavin Fiser, Allied Health Sciences
Bailey Birdsall, Applied Food and Nutrition
Halee Reding, Cardiovascular Sonography
Julia Wintermantel, Communication Sciences and Disorders
Hannah Emerick, Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Kara Muszynski, Health Information Management
Kaelyn Kramarz, Medical Laboratory Science
Amber Lenards, Radiation Therapy
Heather Bowns, Recreational Therapy

Mary Ryan Pennington, Athletic Training (M.A.T.)
Morgan Nicole Marsh, Clinical Dietetics (M.S.)
Olivia Kukla, Occupational Therapy (M.S.)
Lauren Greifenberg, Physician Assistant Studies (M.P.A.S.)
Haley Danielle Elliot, Public Health - Health Promotion (M.P.H.)
Madeline Monan, Speech-Language Pathology (M.S.)
Sharyn Coates, Occupational Therapy (Dr. O.T)
Craig Andrew Kadrich, Audiology (Au.D.)
Stephanie Tran, Physical Therapy (D.P.T.)

Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies

Clarie Ureste, Environmental and Sustainability Studies
Autumn Chorney, Frederik Meijer Honors College
Malia Kah, Global Studies and Social Impact
Cheng Hsiung Wen, Integrative Studies
Stephanie Warren, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Kirkhof College of Nursing

Patricia Schlutt, Nursing
Kerri Stapley, Nursing (M.S.N)
Kara Roman, Nursing (D.N.P.)

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