Click the designated title below to get details on award amounts, guidelines, deadlines, nomination processes, forms, etc. and past winners.  All Graduate School awards, fellowships, assistantships, etc. are by departmental nomination/endorsement only:  students may not apply directly for these awards.

The Graduate School offers centrally administered graduate fellowships and scholarships for the academic year.  Following is a description of each award and the eligibility criteria that must be met.  Although most of these awards were designed to attract exceptional new students to our graduate programs, the Inclusiveness, Lyon, and UNC Campus awards are available to outstanding students who are currently enrolled.


All nominations should be addressed to Kristi Crowther.DEADLINES:

  • DEADLINE #1: Friday, February 2, 2018 by 5:00pm
  • DEADLINE #2: Friday, March 2, 2018 by 5:00pm


Selection of recipients is based on clear evidence of exceptional academic achievement such as high undergraduate or graduate GPAs and high scores on the entrance exam, as well as very strong letters of departmental support (please adhere to the 3-page limit for each nomination). Letters may include biographical highlights taken from the student’s statement of purpose, letters of reference, or personal interviews.  In the past, members of the selection committee have found these summaries especially helpful in deciding among highly competitive candidates.

Please note that nominations for the Hayes, Excellence, and Alumni Fellowships are handled as one nomination (only one form needed per candidate).  These are our largest awards with identical criteria for eligibility, so we make no distinctions among them in the nomination process. 

A committee of three faculty members will review and rate the nominations independently, and The Graduate School will make final decisions.

Nomination Process:

  1. A completed nomination form.
  2. The nominee must meet the criteria of the specific award.
  3. A letter of departmental support (3 page limit) must be submitted based on award criteria.
  4. Note: If the student is nominated for more than one award, a separate nomination form and departmental letter of support must be included.

DEADLINES:

To try to address the 5-month span of departmental deadlines and the desire of some departments to be able to begin recruitment of outstanding students earlier than in past years, two deadlines have been established:

Deadline #1:  Friday, February 2, 2018 by 5:00 pm 

Doctoral programs may nominate students for the Hayes/Excellence/Alumni Fellowships (3-4 to be offered in this first round). These are the largest awards made by The Graduate School and the most attractive to prospective students. Review and selection will occur by the last week of February.

Deadline #2: Friday, March 2, 2018 by 5:00 pm

This later deadline falls before Spring Break and is open for the balance of the fellowships including the remainder of the Hayes/Excellence/Alumni Fellowships (probably 3-4 more, depending on earnings of funds).  Nominees not selected in the first round will be included automatically in the second round. Review and selection for this group of nominations will occur by the end of March.

Fellowships and Scholarships

Alumni / Excellence / Hayes Fellowships

These are the largest and most prestigious awards offered by The Graduate School. The Alumni Fellowship was established by the UNCG Alumni Association; the Excellence by the University; and the last by Mr. Charles Hayes, former chairman of the UNCG Board of Trustees and President of Guilford Mills.  Recipients will receive a $22,000 stipend.  Tuition waiver(s) will be provided for one year by The Graduate School if possible.

  • Nominees must be full-time doctoral students newly admitted for the next incoming Fall semester.
  • Nominees must have exceptionally strong academic qualifications.
  • Each department may nominate up to three individuals for these awards. 
  • Departments may request that the full amount be awarded in one year; alternately, the award may be paired with an assistantship and distributed over 3 or 4 years, with the department continuing to provide tuition waiver(s) after the first year if possible.

Greensboro Graduate Scholar Awards

The Graduate School established these awards in 1991 to attract exceptional students to our graduate programs. Awards are $2,000 for students in master’s programs and $3,000 for students in doctoral programs and are added to the usual departmental stipend.

  • Nominees must possess outstanding academic records.
  • Departments/comparable interdisciplinary programs must award recipients an assistantship (RA, TA, or GA).
  • For out-of-state students, the department must supply an out-of-state tuition waiver.
  • Departments are permitted to nominate up to 30% (or 2 students, whichever is greater) of their new students who will enter in the upcoming academic year.
  • Students may retain their scholarship for up to 2 years in master’s programs and 3 years in doctoral programs, assuming good academic performance. The renewal process is automatic; departments do not need to re-nominate recipients.

Inclusiveness Awards

One million dollars of a six million dollar anonymous gift to UNCG was used by The Graduate School to establish these awards in 2011. Awards typically range from $4,000 to $8,000.

  • Nominees must possess outstanding academic records.
  • Nominees may be newly admitted or continuing master’s or doctoral students.
  • Each department/comparable interdisciplinary program may nominate one individual in each annual round of nominations.  In exceptional circumstances, departments may nominate an individual outside the annual nomination process.
  • Inclusiveness is defined broadly to include a variety of life experiences, and nomination letters should explain clearly how the nominee contributes to diversity on the UNCG campus and/or in the specific program.  Among the factors that might contribute to greater inclusiveness for graduate programs would be low income background, a history of overcoming disadvantage or discrimination, nontraditional age for a student, membership in an underrepresented group in a field or discipline, being the first in the family to enter graduate school, having cultural differences (such as may arise from being foreign-born or raised within a distinct culture), and unique work or service experience.

Lyon Fellowship

This award was established in honor of Mrs. Ellen Lyon, who graduated from Women’s College (UNCG) in 1949 and was employed in social service and active in civic organizations.  The size of the award will depend on earnings of the endowed fund but in recent years has been $4,000 – $5,000. Tuition waiver(s) will be provided if possible.

  • The award is based on merit.
  • Nominations are open to any graduate student in any program.
  • Nominees may be newly admitted or continuing master’s or doctoral students.
  • Each department/comparable interdisciplinary program may nominate one individual

UNC Campus Scholarships

These scholarships were established by the UNC system and are intended to increase diversity in doctoral programs.  The amount of the award varies but has ranged from $2,000 to $8,000 in recent years.

  • Recipients must be residents of North Carolina and enrolled full-time in a doctoral program.
  • Financial need must be substantiated. Students need to submit the FAFSA no later than March 1, so that ratings will be available at the time of selection.
  • Special funding is designated for a Native American doctoral student. A copy of the nominee’s card indicating tribal affiliation should be included with the nomination.
  • Nomination letters should explain clearly how the nominee contributes to diversity on the UNCG campus.
  • Students may receive this award for up to three years, but they must submit a new FAFSA and be nominated by their department each year.

Weil Fellowship

This fellowship was first given in 1924 and honors Henry Weil, a successful businessman and philanthropist in Goldsboro, NC. The size of the fellowship will depend on earnings of the endowment but in recent years has been $7,000 – $9,000. Tuition waiver(s) will be provided if possible.

  • Nominees must be UNCG alumni, having earned their baccalaureate degree at UNCG, and must demonstrate exceptional academic achievement.
  • Nominees must be newly admitted to a master’s or doctoral program at UNCG (incoming in Fall) and must enroll for full-time study.
  • Each department/comparable interdisciplinary program may nominate one individual.
Description:
This award acknowledges and honors a person who has enjoyed outstanding success in mentoring graduate students. Any full-time tenured faculty member of UNCG who has successfully mentored a cadre of graduate students at the master’s or doctoral level is eligible for nomination.  Each nominee must have demonstrated continuing success as a mentor over a significant portion of her/his career.


Nominations for the Spring 2018 award are due to The Graduate School by November 17, 2017Please direct questions to Kristi Crowther.


Award: $1,000 and a plaque will be presented at the Excellence Convocation.

Guidelines:

  • Each nominee must have gained distinction as a mentor on the UNCG campus.
  • Reputation for facilitating student learning by making complex ideas understandable and meaningful to students.
  • Establishment and maintenance of high academic standards.
  • Positive role modeling as a professional, with personal integrity, high ethical standards, and achievable standards for personal excellence.
  • Consistent and ongoing guidance of students regarding resources within and outside the university, conflict resolution, and advocacy for completion of the program of study in a timely manner.
  • Substantial influence on the academic and professional pursuits of students that may include funded research, co-authorship on publications, and co-presentations at national or international conferences.

Nomination Process:

Faculty members must be nominated by their institutional colleagues; they may not nominate themselves. Nominations should include the following materials and be submitted as a complete package:

  • A summary of the nominee’s qualifications for the award.
  • A letter of endorsement from the unit dean (or equivalent) of the nominee.
  • Curriculum vitae of the nominee.
  • A minimum of 3 signed letters of recommendation from former graduate students attesting to the mentoring provided by the nominee. The recommender must provide evidence of how the nominee contributed to the recommender’s success and achievements.
  • A minimum of 1 letter of support from departmental colleagues.
  • A single PDF, electronic copy of the complete original nomination package MUST be submitted to The Graduate School. No incomplete packets will be considered.

Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award Past Winners:

Description: The Outstanding Dissertation Award was established to recognize exceptional work by doctoral students and to encourage the highest levels of scholarship, research, and writing. Each academic department offering the doctoral degree may nominate one dissertation for consideration.


Nominations of 2016 graduates should be sent to The Graduate School no later than Friday, January 12, 2018 by 5:00 pm.
Please direct submissions to Kristi Crowther.


Award: $1,500 & a plaque will be presented at the Honors Convocation in the spring.

Guidelines: The following criteria were developed by a subcommittee of the Directors of Graduate Study and will be used in judging dissertations:

  • Originality in selection and formulation of the research topic
  • Contribution this work makes to its academic discipline
  • Clarity of presentation
  • Skill and creativity in the use of methodology or research techniques
  • Independence of thought demonstrated by the student throughout the dissertation process 

Nomination Process:

  1. Dissertations of those students who graduated only in calendar year (May, August, or December) prior to the spring in which the award is presented are eligible for nomination.
  2. A nomination packet (with all components submitted electronically) must include:
  • A completed nomination form
  • The web link to the electronically published dissertation, or PDF of the dissertation
  • Letters of support from all members of the nominee’s committee are required. Support from other faculty either here or elsewhere is welcome but optional. All letters must be signed before being scanned (no letters without signatures or with digital or typed signatures).
  1. The Department Head/Chair must forward the material to The Graduate School with a letter of endorsement on behalf of the department.

Outstanding Dissertation Award Past Winners:
2015 – Kaira M. Wagoner – Biology
2014 – Minita J. Sanghvi – Consumer, Apparel, and Retail Studies
2013 – Joseph A. George, II. – English
2012 – Stephanie Miller – Psychology
2011 – Susan Thomas – History
2010 – Jennifer McVay – Psychology
2009 – Aaron Chandler – English
2008 – Yu-Kai Chang – Exercise & Sport Studies (now Kinesiology)
2007 – Tina M. Miyake – Psychology
2006 – Joe Falocco – English
2005 – Paula Sisk – Nutrition
2004 – Nicholas Crawford – English
2003 – John W. Turner – Music Performance
2002 – Joyce Tingle Hollingsworth – English
2001 – Julie King Esther – Psychology
2000 – John C. Hanes – Educational Research Methodology
1999 – Francesca Adler Baeder – Human Development & Family Studies
1997 – Roger C. Lane – Music Education
1996 – David W. Hollar, Jr. – Curriculum & Instruction (now Teacher Education & Higher Education)
1995 – Ruskin King Cooper – Music Performance
1994 – Elizabeth James-Gallagher – Music Performance
1993 – Richard Farmer – Psychology
1992 – Karin Dodge Magee – Psychology
1991 – Carolyn J. Kates – English
1990 – Anita S. Tesh – Educational Research Methodology
1989 – C. Chris Payne – Child Development & Family Relations (now Human Development & Family Studies)
1988 – Daniel David Fredericks – English

Description:  This award recognizes the innovative use of technology in the development or presentation of the thesis or dissertation that is completed in partial fulfillment of requirements for the master’s or doctoral degree at UNCG. Each academic department may nominate one thesis or dissertation for this award.


Nominations of 2017 graduates should be sent to The Graduate School no later than Friday, January 12, 2018 by 5:00 pm.
Please direct submissions to Kristi Crowther.


Award: $1,000 award and plaque will be presented at the Honors Convocation in the spring in the years that a nominee is selected.

Guidelines:

  • Originality in selection and formulation of the research topic
  • Contribution this work makes to its academic discipline
  • Clarity of presentation
  • Skill and creativity in the use of methodology or research techniques
  • Independence of thought demonstrated by the student throughout the thesis or dissertation process
  • Innovation in the use of technology in the design, methods, or presentation of the thesis or dissertation.  Examples of innovative work include use of renderings, photos, maps, video, or other multimedia objects in the document, employment of special technology to collect data or conduct experiments, or perhaps the invention of a new (or improvement of a current) technology.

Nomination Process:

    1. Nominee must have graduated in the calendar year (May, August, or December) prior to the spring in which the award is presented.
    2. Nomination packet (submitted electronically) must include the following items.
      1. A completed nomination form
      2. One electronic copy of the thesis or dissertation, or web link
      3. Signed letters of support from all members of the nominee’s committee (no letter without signatures or with digital or typed signatures)
    3. Materials are forwarded to The Graduate School by the Department Head/Chair with a signed letter of endorsement on behalf of the department.

Please note: This award may be combined with or separate from the established award for Outstanding Thesis/Master’s Production or Dissertation.  If the nomination is made for two awards, the department should submit both nomination forms along with letters of support that clearly address the innovative technology aspect of the work to be considered.  This award may be given in combination with the Outstanding Thesis/Master’s Production or Outstanding Dissertation Award or to another nominee as recommended each year by the selection committees for the Outstanding Thesis / Master’s Production or the Outstanding Dissertation Award.  

Innovative Use of Technology in a Thesis or Dissertation Past Winners:
2015 – Rebecca A. Dellinger-Johnston, M.S. – Biology
2014 – Michelle L. Childs, Ph.D. – Consumer, Apparel, and Retail Studies
2013 – Claudia Aguilera Guardado, M.F.A. – Interior Architecture
2010 – Jonathan Salter, D.M.A. – Music

Description: This award recognizes the significant accomplishments of master’s degree students through their thesis or master’s production. Each academic department offering the master’s degree may nominate one thesis or master’s production for consideration.


Nominations of 2017 graduates should be sent to The Graduate School no later than Friday, January 12, 2018 by 5:00 pm.
Please direct submissions to Kristi Crowther.


Award: $1,000 award and plaque will be presented to the recipient at the Honors Convocation in the spring.

Guidelines: The following criteria were developed by a subcommittee of the Directors of Graduate Study and will be used in judging theses and master’s productions:

  • Clarity of presentation
  • Originality and creativity of the thesis/master’s production and potential for external recognition
  • Quality, size, and scope of the thesis/master’s production; level of its challenge and assessment of its quality and execution
  • Relationship to professional caliber of work in the field (i.e., publishable work in/for refereed journal or juried exhibits)

Nomination Process:

  1. Theses and master’s productions of those who graduated only in calendar year (May, August, or December) prior to the spring in which the award is presented are eligible for nomination.
  2. A nomination packet (with all components submitted electronically) must include:
    • A completed nomination form
    • The web link to the electronically published thesis, or PDF of the thesis, or comparable electronic submission of the master’s production
    • Letters of support from all members of the nominee’s committee are required. Support from other faculty either here or elsewhere is welcome but optional. All letters must be signed before being scanned (no letters without signatures or with digital or typed signatures).
  3. The Department Head/Chair must forward the material to The Graduate School with a letter of endorsement on behalf of the department.

Outstanding Thesis/Master’s Production Award Past Winners:  
2015 – Kelly L. Harper – Psychology
2014 – Felicia Dean – Interior Architecture
2013 – Naomi Chatley – Psychology
2012 – David Frank – Psychology
2011 – Meagan Tucker – Psychology
2010 – Molly Armistead Walsh – Psychology
2009 – Sarah Siltanen Hosman – Sociology
2008 – Jessica Kaczorowski – Psychology
2007 – Mary Julia Moore – Human Development & Family Studies
2006 – Jackie Dawn Metheny – Biology
2005 – Paulo Graziano – Psychology
2004 – Glenn Perkins –History
2003 – Lauren Tepper – Dance
2002 – Charles Dantlzer Albertgotti – English
2001 – Pamela R. Ladrow – Psychology
2000 – Irving Coy Allen Jr. – Biology
1999 – Christopher Crosbie – English
1998 – Elizabeth D. Thompson – Broadcasting, Cinema & Theatre

Description: The University, through the George and Beatrice Goldman Fisher Gerontology Dissertation Prize, has established an annual award of $1000 to the best UNCG dissertation in any discipline which is related to gerontology and best advances improvement in the quality of life of the elderly. Each academic department offering the doctoral degree may nominate dissertations for consideration.


Nominations of 2017 graduates should be sent to The Graduate School no later than Friday, January 12, 2018 by 5:00 pm.
Please direct submissions to Kristi Crowther.


Award: $1000 award and plaque will be presented at the Honors Convocation in the spring.

Guidelines: The following criteria will be used in judging:

  • Contribution this work makes to gerontology
  • Originality in selection and formulation of research topic
  • Skill and creativity in the use of methodology or research techniques 

Nomination Process: The nomination packet (with all components submitted electronically) must include the following:

  1. A completed nomination form
  2. The web link to the electronically published dissertation, or PDF of the dissertation
  3. Letters of support from all members of the nominee’s committee are required. Support from other faculty either here or elsewhere is welcome but optional. All letters must be signed before being scanned (no letters without signatures or with digital or typed signatures).
  4. The Department Head/Chair must forward the material to The Graduate School with a signed letter of endorsement on behalf of the department.
  5. Only dissertations submitted by doctoral candidates who graduated in calendar year (May, August, or December) prior to the spring in which the award is presented will be considered. 

George and Beatrice Goldman Fisher Gerontology Dissertation Award Past Winners:
2015 – David J. Frank – Psychology
2014 – Elise K. Eifert – Public Health Education
2013 – Courtney Brown- Nursing
2012 – Clifford Gonzales- Nursing
2011 – Mary J. Griffin-Nursing
2009 – Mary A. Hodge- Nursing
2004 – Sonja Yvette Murphy- Human Development & Family Studies
2003 – Karen Mustian-Exercise and Sport Science (now Kinesiology)
2002 – Regina Graham- Educational Leadership & Cultural Foundations
2001 Christopher Kovacs – Exercise and Sport Science (now Kinesiology)
1999 – Shari Coleman Moxley- Human Development & Family Studies
1998 – Deborah Frisbie Farmer- Human Development & Family Studies

Description: The University, through the George and Beatrice Goldman Fisher Gerontology Master’s Prize, has established an annual award of $500 to the best UNCG master’s thesis or master’s project in any discipline which is related to gerontology and best advances improvement in the quality of life of the elderly. Each academic department offering the master’s degree may nominate master’s theses or projects for consideration.


Nominations of 2016 graduates should be sent to The Graduate School no later than Friday, January 12, 2018 by 5:00 pm.
Please direct submissions to Kristi Crowther.


Award: $500 award and plaque will be presented at the Honors Convocation in the spring

Guidelines: The following criteria will be used in judging:

  • Contribution this work makes to gerontology
  • Originality in selection and formulation of research topic
  • Skill and creativity in the use of methodology or research techniques

Nomination Process: The nomination packet (with all components submitted electronically) must include the following:

  • A completed nomination form
  • The web link to the electronically published thesis, or PDF of the thesis, or comparable electronic submission of the master’s project
  • Letters of support from all members of the nominee’s committee are required. Support from other faculty either here or elsewhere is welcome but optional. All letters must be signed before being scanned (no letters without signatures or with digital or typed signatures).
  • The Department Head/Chair must forward the material to The Graduate School with a signed letter of endorsement on behalf of the department.
  • Only theses/master’s projects submitted by candidates who graduated in calendar year (May, August, or December) prior to the spring in which the award is presented will be considered.

George and Beatrice Goldman Fisher Gerontology Master’s Prize Past Winners:

2009 – Kenneth A. Burrow-Gerontology
2008 – Brandi M. McCullough- Sociology
2005 – Debra Craig Allman – Human Development & Family Studies
2004 – Tamara Adams- Gerontology
1999 – Meredith Braxton Baker- Nursing

Description: This award acknowledges the contributions of graduate students to teaching and instruction at UNCG. This award is significant to student teachers as it is an affirmation of their dedication to education by their specific department. It reminds the campus community that teaching is central to the university’s mission and that inspiring students increases our global reach.


Selection needed by Friday, February 26, 2018. Please send the name, department, and university ID number of the student you have selected to The Graduate School to Kristi Crowther.


Award: $200 award  and recognition at the Honors Convocation in the spring will be given to selected TA from each College/School.

Guidelines: Each of the five academic units that have graduate teaching assistants will develop procedures for selecting its outstanding graduate student TA.

  • Award recipients must be selected for high-quality instruction done during the current academic year.
  • Units are free to develop their own selection process, as long as one variable used is the written evaluation by the designated departmental faculty supervisor of the TA.

strong>Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Past Winners:

2015-2016
Lorraine M. Martínez-Novoa – Business & Economics
Stephen R. Loch – Music, Theatre and Dance
Kelley E. Massengale – Health & Human Sciences
Rebecca A. Croxton – Education
Susanne Brenta Blevins – Arts & Sciences

2014-2015
Jeffrey D. Wall – Business & Economics
Jacqueline J. Secoy – Music, Theatre, & Dance
Carrie L. Knight – Health & Human Sciences
Stephen P. Hepard – Education
Sarah E. McCartney – Arts & Sciences

2013-2014
Victoria Brown – Business & Economics
Christen Blanton Mack – Music, Theatre, & Dance
Meredith Gringle – Health & Human Sciences
Melissa Fickling – Education
Eric Oakley – Arts & Sciences

2012-2013
Derrick Vanmeter – Music, Theatre, & Dance
Christine Maynard – Health & Human Sciences
Claire Lambert – Education
Jacob Babb – Arts & Sciences
Mitchell Church – Business & Economics

2011-2013
Denise Murphy – Music, Theatre, & Dance
Steven Fordahl – Health & Human Sciences
Carol Bland – Education
Matthew Mullins – Arts & Sciences
Minita Sanghvi – Business & Economics

2010-2011
Belinda Walzer – Arts & Sciences
Tim Jacks – Business & Economics
Boja Kragulj – Music
Christopher Seitz – Health & Human Performance
Victoria Kintner Duffy – Human Environmental Sciences
Ty-Ron Douglas – Education

2009–2010
Tema Okun – Education
Anupam Kumar Nath – Business & Economics
Elizabeth H. Lange – Health & Human Performance
William Duffy –Arts & Sciences
Raedene Copeland – Human Environmental Sciences
Andrea Brown – Music

2008–2009
Elizabeth Walton –Arts & Sciences
Cynthia L. Wagoner – Music
Charles Robison – Health & Human Performance
Nathaniel Ivers – Education
Regan Burney – Human Environmental Sciences
M. Naveed Baqir – Business & Economics

2007–2008
Michael C. Peterson –Arts & Sciences
Richard A. Schilhavy – Business & Economics
Heather Sanderson – Health & Human Performance
Swetha S. Chakravarthi – Human Environmental Sciences
Kathryn Bridwell-Briner – Music
Amy L. Bigbee – Education

2006–2007
Praveen Pinjani – Business & Economics
Kelly Turner – Music
Aaron Terranova – Health & Human Performance
Jacob Tucci – Human Environmental Sciences
Katie Stein – Education
David Michael Rogers –Arts & Sciences

2005–2006
Laura Moore – Music
Christine Proulx – Human Environmental Sciences
Talani Torres – Health & Human Performance
W. David Scales – Education
Elizabeth Wilkinson –Arts & Sciences

2004–2005
James J. Smisek – Music
Cindra S. Kamphoff – Health & Human Performance
Michelle Johnson –Arts & Sciences
Bradley M. Van Eeden-Moorefield – Human Environmental Sciences

2003–2004
Emily Orr – Music
Jean Rohr – Education
Lori Reese – Arts & Sciences
Kari Henley – Human Environmental Sciences
Anita Jo Harrell – Health & Human Performance

2002–2003
William Bryce Hagedorn – Education
Gretchen Martin – Arts & Sciences
David Kush – Music
Karen Mustian – Health & Human Performance

2001–2002
J. W. Turner – Music
Dixie Massey – Education
Jacqueline Grutsch McKinney –Arts & Sciences
Angela Turner Cranor – Human Environmental Sciences
Katerina Antoniadou – Health & Human Performance

2000–2001
Kelly Richardson – Arts & Sciences
Harold Richards – Human Environmental Sciences
Sandra Mosteller – Music
Mariana Lausic – Health & Human Performance
Andrea L. Dixon – Education

1999–2000
Amanda Kinzer – Health & Human Performance
Helen Elizabeth Howells – Arts & Sciences
Nicholas Holland – Music
James Frabutt – Human Environmental Sciences
Russell Clay Curtis – Education

1998–1999
Anne M. Sargent – Music
Holly M. Pigg – Health & Human Performance
Jewell R. Mayberry – Arts & Sciences
Katherine L. Hibbard – Education
Alice H. Hall – Human Environmental Sciences

1997–1998
Jacqueline Ekstrand – Music
Francesca Adler – Human Environmental Sciences
Priscilla Wood – Education
Lee Torda – Arts & Sciences

1996–1997
Vanessa Cornett – Music
Edna Collins – Human Environmental Sciences
Daniel P. McLaughlin – Health & Human Performance
Sondra Smith – Education
Cynthia E. Huggins – Arts & Sciences

1995–1996
Laura Andrews – Music
Catherine Jean Allen – Human Environmental Sciences
Nicole M. Damarjian – Health & Human Performance
M. Quinn Lontz – Education
Brenda Mann – Arts & Sciences