As the semester draws to a close, The Graduate School is pleased to announce recipients of several awards, presented at ceremonies held this week.

The Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award was presented at the 2017 Faculty and Staff Excellence Awards Ceremony on May 2. This award acknowledges and honors a person who has enjoyed outstanding success in mentoring graduate students.
This year’s recipient is Cheryl A. Buehler, Ph.D. from the Department of Human Development and Family Studies.

At the 55th Annual Student Honors Convocation on May 3, a number of awards were presented to outstanding graduate students.

The Outstanding Dissertation Award
Hannah G. Dudley Shotwell, Ph.D. (2016) – “History of Empowering the Body: The Evolution of Self-Help in the Women’s Health Movement.”
Department of History, Dr. Lisa Levenstein, Chair

The Outstanding Thesis/Master’s Production Award
Andrea L. Kulish, M.A. (2016) – “Differences in Acculturation-Based Family Conflict: A Latent Profile Analysis of Latino Adolescent and Mother Cultural Value Endorsement.”
Department of Psychology, Dr. Gabriela Stein, Chair

Innovative Use of Technology in a Thesis or Dissertation
Chanel Lojacono, M.S. (2016) – “Virtual Obstacle Crossing and the Clinical Implications for Rehabilitation.”
Department of Kinesiology, Dr. Christopher Rhea, Chair

Dr. Aftynne E. Cheek, Ph.D. (2016) – “Effects of Online Module + eCoaching on Comprehension Instruction for Students with Severe Intellectual Disability.”
Department of Specialized Education Services, Dr. Marcia Rock, Chair

George and Beatrice Goldman Fisher Gerontology Dissertation Award
Dr. Denise Rhew, Ph.D. (2016) – “An Educational Intervention to Improve Nursing Care of Geriatric Care in the Emergency Department.”
School of Nursing, Dr. Susan Letvak, Chair

Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistants for 2016–17
Rudolph T. Bedeley – Department of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management
Bryan School of Business and Economics

Crystal N. Gray – Department of Counseling and Educational Development
School of Education

Carol A. Johnston – Department of Human Development and Family Studies
School of Health and Human Sciences

Olivia N. Meeks – School of Dance
College of Visual and Performing Arts

Justina Licata – Department of History
College of Arts & Sciences

Carl Schlachte – Department of English
College of Arts & Sciences Junior Teaching Assistant Award