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Graduate Award Recipients

Michigan State University Awards
Excellence-in-Teaching Citation

Description

Each year, MSU recognizes six graduate teaching assistants with Excellence-in-Teaching Citations. The award is presented to teaching assistants who have distinguished themselves by the care they have given and the skill they have shown in meeting their classroom responsibilities. The essential purpose of the citation is to bring University-wide recognition to the best of the graduate teaching assistants and by so doing to underline the qualitative contribution which they are making to the undergraduate program.

Nomination Procedures

The Department of Kinesiology is permitted to nominate one or two candidates for the Excellence-in-Teaching Citation each year. Nominations are submitted by faculty or students to the Faculty Advisory Committee. Credentials for the most qualified nominee(s) are forwarded to the College of Education and subsequently to the University. Nomination forms and further information about the award is available on the Provost's web site at http://www.msu.edu/unit/provost/awards.html.

Recipients

2015 Samantha Deere Jessica Wallace
2014 Alexander Montoye Kimbo Yee
2011 Erin Kuffel
2009 Sheila K. Kelly
2008 Sarah A. Carson
2005 Paul Nagelkirk Marissa H. Ferrara
2004 Candace Perkins
2002 Jennifer Waldon
2000 Claudia A. Angeli Lori Gano-Overway
1997 Roop Jayaraman
1994 Stephen R. Walk
1993 Fiona J. Connor
1990 Jayne A Schuiteman
1987 Mary A. Painter
1981 Brian Curry

Excellence in Diversity Award

Description

The award is presented to individuals or units who have demonstrated outstanding emerging, sustained, or lifetime commitment to the value of diversity or multiculturalism within the University or outside the University community. Specific examples can include initiatives/programs that explore a range of themes such as diversity of cultures, religions, and abilities and are programs that have become a part of the University's infrastructure and are sustainable.

Nomination Procedures

Nomination forms and further information about the award are available on the web site of the Office for Affirmative Action, Compliance and Monitoring athttp://www.inclusion.msu.edu/eida.

Recipients

2005 Hunter Ignatoski
2002 Matthew Gerhardt

Other MSU Scholarships, Fellowships and Awards

The Graduate School

The Graduate School web site includes a comprehensive listing of funding opportunities. Go to http://www.grad.msu.edu/funding.htm.

McNair/SROP Scholars

The McNair/SROP Scholars at MSU Program is described at this web site -http://www.msu.edu/~oss/mcnair/master1.htm

MSU Scholarship Search Facility

Go to https://ntweb1.ais.msu.edu/L1104/student/ScholSearch.Asp to access a search engine that provides access to scholarship information.

College of Education Awards
Excellence in Teaching Award

Description

The Excellence in Teaching Award presented by the College of Education is presented annually to four faculty members and four graduate students who have demonstrated that their teaching and advising practices are thoughtful and effective. The Award serves as a public reminder of the commitment by the College of Education to high quality teaching. In addition, the dissemination of innovative teaching practices and materials contributes to the quality of instruction by all faculty and teaching assistants. This award was established in 2005.

Nomination Procedures

Nomination procedures are posted on the College of Education web site at:http://education.msu.edu/about/awards/excellence-in-teaching-awards.asp

Recipients

2006 Adam J. Bruenger
2005 Craig Paiement

Scholarships and Fellowships

A variety of scholarships and fellowships for graduate students are offered through the College of Education. Go to http://www.education.msu.edu/students/graduate/financialsupport.htm for more information”.

Department of Kinesiology Awards
Outstanding Master's Degree Student Award

Description

Each year the Department of Kinesiology seeks nominations of master's degree students who have an exemplary record of scholarship, public service, and/or teaching for the Outstanding Master's Degree Student Award. This award was initiated during the 2003-2004 academic year.

Nomination Procedures

This award recognizes scholarship and contributions to the scholarly climate in the department. The KIN Graduate Studies Committee solicits nominations from faculty and graduate students during the spring semester.

Application Due Date: February 15th. Applicants must submit the following materials to the KIN Graduate Coordinator as email attachments (electronic copies facilitate the faculty vote).

  • Cover letter (one page maximum) describing the student's intent to apply for the KIN Outstanding Master's Degree Student Award and highlighting the student's most significant achievements. This letter must be co-signed by the student's faculty advisor.
  • Resume that addresses all criteria for the award and that includes complete reference citations for presentations, publications, and grants.
  • Letter of support from a KIN faculty member.

The KIN Graduate Studies Committee then constructs a ballot that lists all nominees. KIN faculty members vote to determine the award winner, with voting status granted to faculty members who (a) advise KIN graduate students and (b) have earned the terminal degree or who have been approved by the MSU Graduate School to serve as the lead advisor for graduate students. Each faculty member will rank order the candidates, and the winner will be determined by a sum of ranks. Number of first place votes will serve as the tie-breaker. If ties still exist after this procedure, multiple awards will be presented.

Recipients

2016 Ashley Triplett
2015 Tayo Moss
2014 Olufemi Oluyedun
2013 Kathleen Scott
2012 Greg Immink
2011 Lucy Smith
2010 Kimbo Yee
2009 Marissa Siebel
2008 Darijan Suton
2007 Kimberly S. Sieve
2006 Leigh Weiss
2005 Melissa Fraser
2004 Brian Bratta

Outstanding Doctoral Degree Student Award

Description

Each year the Department of Kinesiology seeks nominations of doctoral degree students who have an exemplary record of scholarship, public service, and/or teaching for the Outstanding Doctoral Degree Student Award. This award was initiated in 1995.

Nomination Procedures

This award recognizes scholarship and contributions to the scholarly climate in the department. The KIN Graduate Studies Committee solicits nominations from faculty and graduate students during the spring semester.

Application Due Date: February 15th. Applicants must submit the following materials to the KIN Graduate Coordinator as email attachments (electronic copies facilitate the faculty vote).

  • Cover letter (one page maximum) describing the student's intent to apply for the KIN Outstanding Doctoral Degree Student Award and highlighting the student's most significant achievements. This letter must be co-signed by the student's faculty advisor.
  • Resume that addresses all criteria for the award and that includes complete reference citations for presentations, publications, and grants.
  • Letter of support from a KIN faculty member.

The KIN Graduate Studies Committee then constructs a ballot that lists all nominees. KIN faculty members vote to determine the award winner, with voting status granted to faculty members who (a) advise KIN graduate students and (b) have earned the terminal degree or who have been approved by the MSU Graduate School to serve as the lead advisor for graduate students. Each faculty member will rank order the candidates, and the winner will be determined by a sum of ranks. Number of first place votes will serve as the tie-breaker. If ties still exist after this procedure, multiple awards will be presented.

Recipients

2016 Catherine Gammon
2015 Jessica Wallace
2014 Alex Montoye
2013 Samuel Forlenza
2012 Moe Machida
2011 Dana Voelker
2010 R.J. Elbin
2009 Ryan Flett
2008 Lanay Mudd
2007 Sarah A. Carson
2006 Jeong-Dae (JD) Lee
2005 Paul Nagelkirk
2004 Aaron Moffett
2003 Dawn Podulka Coe
2002 Michelle Magyar
2001 M. Kathleen Ellis
2000 Roop Jayaraman
1999 Ivy Collins
1998 Karin Allor
1997 David Wisner
1996 John Fitzpatrick
1995 Susan Walter

KIN Research Fellowship

Description

The KIN Research Fellowship recognizes outstanding research conducted and disseminated by a KIN undergraduate or graduate student. One or more awards of $750 are presented each year during the spring semester, with the number of award depending upon available funding. The fellowship is made available through an anonymous donation and supplementary funding from the Department of Kinesiology. The KIN Research Fellowship formerly was called the KIN Student Presentation Award. Changes in the title and criteria were adopted in Fall 2006.

Nomination Procedures

Application procedures and forms (pdf) are availbe for download. The application deadline is March 15 annually.

Graduate Student Recipients

2016 Stephen Samendinger
2015 Samantha Deere
2013 Tshepang TshubeSamuel Forlenza
2010 Ryan Flett
2009 Clemens Drenowatz
2008 Graig Chow Lanay M. Mudd
2007 Todd A. Gilson Lanay M. Mudd Jennifer Stiller
2006 Adam Bruenger Teresa Hepler Josh Ode
2005 Ryan Hedstrom Craig Paiement
2004 Craig Paiement Nick Myers
2003 Aaron Moffett Candice Perkins Nick Myers
2002 Angela DiPasquale
2001 Dawn Podulka
1999 Karin Allor Leapetswe Malete