Celebration Award Winners

Spring 2018 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 Tuesday, April 10, an opportunity to honor the best and brightest within graduate education at FSU. Mark Riley, Dean of the Graduate School, presided over the program. “Your contributions are truly vital to the university,” Riley said. “I am confident that you’ll keep being absolutely brilliant and continue to contribute to the excellence of this great institution.”

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Jorge Piekarewicz, a longtime physics professor, provided the plenary address.

Provost Sally McRorie also attended the event and provided remarks of greeting, thanks and congratulations.

Kate Pierson, a doctoral candidate in the School of Theatre, was recognized for her service as a teaching associate in the Program for Instructional Excellence (PIE).

Dozens of students were recognized in the areas of teaching assistance, leadership, visual arts, research and creativity.

PIE Teaching Associates

College of Arts & Sciences

  • James “Matt” Anderson, Modern Languages and Linguistics
  • Maribel Borger, Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Gabriel De Marco, Philosophy
  • Cameron Foltz, Religion
  • Kate Hill, Biological Science
  • Vincent Lakey, Physics
  • Ramsey Mathews, English
  • Manal Tabbaa, Psychology

College of Fine Arts

  •  Kate Pierson, School of Theatre

College of Human Sciences

  • Ashley Artese, Nutrition, Food & Exercise   Sciences

College of Social Sciences & Public Policy

  • Jeffrey Conley, Economics
  • Haley Gentile, Sociology

College of Education

  • Fei Xing, Educational Psychology and Learning   Systems

College of Music

  •  Joshua Tanis, Music Theory and Composition

John F. Liseno PIE Graduate Award

College of Fine Arts

  •  Kate Pierson, School of Theatre

Excellence in Visual Arts Award

College of Arts & Sciences

  • Gokila Dorai, Computer Science

College of Fine Arts

  • Erwin Skip Brea, Art
  • Channing Gray, Art

Graduate Student Leadership Award

College of Music

  • Vivianne Asturizaga, Musicology

College of Arts & Sciences

  • Heather Maranges, Psychology

College of Business

  • Corinne Kelley, Marketing

College of Engineering

  • Garit Poire, Civil Engineering

Recognition of Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) Graduate Mentor Award

College of Arts & Sciences

  • Joshua Gagnier, Chemistry
  • Henry Cuddy, History

Preparing Future Faculty Fellows

College of Fine Arts

  • Marissa Agama, Art Education

College of Education

  • Steve Garris, Special Education

Preparing Future Professional Fellows

College of Education

  • Steve Garris, Special Education

Outstanding Teaching Assist. Awards

College of Arts & Sciences

  • Anna Laura Gil, Modern Languages & Linguistics
  • Alan Febraio Parma, Modern Languages & Linguistics
  • Melanie Hom, Modern Languages & Linguistics

College of Education

  • Michael Mesa, Educational Psychology & Learning Systems

College of Fine Arts

  • Allison Gibbs, School of Theatre

College of Music

  • John-Rine Zabanal, Music Education

Research and Creativity Award

Arts & Humanities

  • Amy Bustin, Religion
  • Shanaaz Mohammed, Modern Languages & Linguistics
  • Leslie Wolff, Art History

Social & Behavioral Sciences

  • Ashley Artese, Nutrition Food & Exercise Sciences

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

  • Gabriel dos Passos Gomes, Chemistry & Biochemistry
  • Amirhessam Tahmassebi, Scientific Computing

Three Minute Thesis (3MT™) Winners

  • 1st Place- Shannon Gooden, School of Teacher Education
  • 2nd Place- Jessica Cusick, Biological Sciences
  • 3rd Place- Xin Shan, Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering

Graduate Faculty Mentor Awards

College of Arts & Sciences

  • Geoffrey Strouse, Chemistry & Biochemistry
  • Gretchen Sunderman, Modern Languages & Linguistics
  • Mark Winegardner, English
  • Jesse Cougle, Clinical Psychology

College of Human Sciences

  • Michael Ormsbee, Nutrition, Food & Exercise Sciences
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