Outstanding graduate students honored at awards ceremony

Twenty-eight outstanding graduate students were recognized at the annual Graduate Student Awards Ceremony held April 25.

“Graduate students are vital to KU as teachers, researchers and members of the university community,” said Sara Rosen, dean of graduate studies. “The Graduate Student Awards Ceremony celebrates their contributions to the mission of the university.”

Awards from KU’s recent Graduate Student Research Competition were presented, and participants in February’s Capitol Graduate Research Summit were recognized. Winners of other awards were:

Chancellor’s Teaching Assistant Award — Gillian A. Weatherley, doctoral student in French from Lawrence

Carlin Graduate Teaching Assistant Award — Stephanie Ann Scurto, doctoral student in English from Oskaloosa

Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award — Maria Garcia Puente, doctoral student in Spanish from Pontevedra, Spain; Shelley Marie Cline, doctoral student in history from Belleville; and Alan F. Halfen, doctoral student in geography from Prairie du Sac, Wis.

Distinguished Service Award, which recognizes outstanding service provided by a graduate student to the larger community — Lisa Tiemann, doctoral student in ecology and evolutionary biology from Littleton, Colo.

The Graduate Student Research Competition awards were provided by funds from the Office of Research and Graduate Studies, the School of Engineering and the Graduate Engineering Association. The Capitol Graduate Research Summit awards were provided by funds from KansasBio and Tom and Jill Docking of Wichita.

KU students and representatives of academic programs throughout the university nominated graduate students for the teaching awards. A selection committee chose winners based on their departmental nominations and student evaluations.

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