Celebration Award Winners

Spring 2019 Celebration of Graduate Student Excellence Award Winners

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Florida State University Graduate School held their annual celebration of Graduate Student Excellence on Thursday, April 18, 2019. It was at the FSU Alumni Center Ballroom from 3:00 - 5:00 PM. 

This was an opportunity to honor the best and brightest within graduate education at FSU. Mark Riley, Dean of the Graduate School, presided over the program.

See a copy of the program here.  

Spring 2019 Celebration of Graduate Student Excellence Award Winners 

PIE Teaching Associates

College of Arts & Sciences

  • Jason Barlow, Physics
  • Maribel Borger, Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Julianna Edmonds, English
  • Allyson Gates, History
  • Kate Hill, Biological Science
  • Jennifer, Kellett, Modern Languages and Linguistics
  • Amanda Kowalsky, Psychology

College of Fine Arts

  •  Ebone Amos, School of Dance

College of Human Sciences

  • Spencer Youngberg, Family and Child Sciences

College of Music

  • Vivianne Asturizaga, Music

College of Social Sciences and Public Policy

  • John Bandzuh, Geography
  • Jeffrey Conley, Economics
  • Benjamin Dowd-Arrow, Sociology

John F. Liseno PIE Graduate Award

College of Arts and Sciences

  •  Kate Hill, Biological Science

Excellence in Visual Arts Award

College of Fine Arts

  • Channing Gray, Art
  • Christopher Rivera, Art
  • Toni Ardizzone, Art
  • Christopher Christian, Art

Honorable Mentions

  • Gokila Dorai, Arts and Sciences, Computer Science
  • Erwin Skip Brea, Fine Arts, Art
  • Brian Holcombe, Fine Arts, Art
  • Caroline Ennis, Fine Arts, Art
  • Toye Durrah, Fine Arts, Art

Graduate Student Leadership Award

College of Arts and Sciences

  • Bryan Keller, Oceanography

Three Minute Thesis (3MT™) Winners

  • 1st Place- Eve Humphrey, Biological Science
  • 2nd Place- Bruno Chiurliza, Psychology
  • 3rd Place- Anwer Al-Kalmakchi, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Masters in Four (MI4) Winners

  • 1st Place- Jason Cassel, Music, Piano Technology
  • 2nd Place- James Hernandez, Education, Educational Psychology and Learning Systems
  • 2nd Place- Steven Pope, Arts and Sciences, History
  • 3rd Place- Stacy Hanson, Arts and Sciences, Modern Languages and Linguistics
  • People's Choice: Karl Wissemann, Arts and Sciences, Psychology

Preparing Future Faculty Fellows

College of Arts and Sciences

  • Derek Ferguson, History

College of Education

  • Samantha Tackett, Learning and Cognition

College of Human Sciences

  • Phillip Worts, Nutrition, Food and Exercise Sciences

Preparing Future Professional Fellows

College of Engineering

  • Garrett Vo, Industrial Engineering

College of Social Work

  • Jason Smotryski, Social Work

Outstanding Teaching Assist. Awards

College of Arts & Sciences

  • Alexis Chauchois, Modern Languages & Linguistics
  • Amy Cicchino, English
  • Rasheda Haughbrook, Psychology
  • Elizabeth Lange, Biological Science

College of Fine Arts

  • Deborah Kochman, Theatre
  • John Pension, Theatre

Research and Creativity Award

College of Arts and Sciences

  • Nick Byrd, Philosophy
  • Andrew Gardner, Religion
  • Heather Maranges, Psychology
  • Sarah Terrill, Psychology
  • Xi Wang, Physics

College of Education

  • Shiyi Chen, Educational Psychology and Learning Systems

College of Engineering

  • Chenkun Zhou, Chemical and Biomedical Engineering

College of Fine Arts

  • Alexandra Challenger, Art History

Graduate Faculty Mentor Awards

  • Giray Okten, Mathematics
  • Elizabeth Plant, Psychology
  • Debajyoti Sinha, Statistics
  • Lara Perez-Felkner, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
  • Carl Kitchens, Economics
  • James Elsner, Geography 
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