CELEBRATING EXCELLENCE AT UNI
Even with the challenge of remote learning, teaching, and meetings to finish out the 2019-2020 Academic year, the faculty and students at the University of Northern Iowa have continued to work hard and dedicate themselves to innovative research and education. Though we can't shake hands and greet each other in person, the Graduate College would like to take a moment to celebrate excellence in graduate education at UNI. Congratulations to our award winners.
GRADUATE ASSISTANT FIRST AWARDS
This award recognizes Graduate Assistants who excel in commitment, initiative, and engagement in their program and at UNI. Supervisors are encouraged to nominate Graduate Assistants who demonstrate consistent abilities to overcome obstacles, show optimism, coordinate work, and embody high standards throughout their time at UNI.
OUTSTANDING FACULTY AWARDS
Outstanding Faculty Awards are granted to graduate faculty. There are three Outstanding Faculty Awards: the Outstanding Graduate Faculty Teaching Award, the Distinguished Scholar Award, and the James F. Lubker Faculty Research Award.
OUTSTANDING STUDENT RESEARCH AWARDS
The Outstanding Research Awards are granted to student projects in four categories: Doctoral Dissertation, Master's Research Paper, Master's Thesis, and Creative Master's Thesis. The projects that receive Outstanding Research Awards demonstrate high-quality writing and research as well as offering important implications for future study.
Outstanding Dissertation Award
FIRST PLACE: DR. MAHJABEEN HUSSAIN
Program: Education Psychology, Foundations, and Leadership Studies (EdD)
Advisor: Dr. Benjamin Forsyth
SECOND PLACE: DR. ANGELA WIDNER
Program: Health, Recreation, and Community Services (EdD)
Advisors: Dr. Christopher Edginton & Dr. Julianne Gassman
Outstanding Master's Research Paper Award
FIRST PLACE: ERIN HOGAN
Program: Science Education (MA)
Advisor: Dr. Jill Maroo
Outstanding Master's Thesis Award
FIRST PLACE: JOCELYN JENKS
Program: Speech-Language Pathology (MA)
Advisor: Dr. Laura Pitts
SECOND PLACE: ZACHARY MEEHAN
Program: Psychology (Clinical Science) (MA)
Advisors: Dr. Elizabeth Lefler
Outstanding Creative Master's Thesis Award
FIRST PLACE: ADRIANNE LLOYD
Entitled: The Moth-Eaters & Other Stories
Program: English (MA)
Advisor: Dr. Grant Tracey