Outstanding Graduate Awards

The College of Graduate Studies has created six new awards to recognize outstanding graduate assistants, graduate students, and graduate faculty. They include: Outstanding Teaching Assistant; Outstanding Research Assistant; Outstanding Master's Student; Outstanding Doctoral/MFA Student; Outstanding Master's Mentor Award; and Outstanding Doctoral/MFA Mentor Award. Winners in each category will receive a plaque and a travel award of $1000. Eligibility Criteria for students include: 3.75 GPA and >75% of all graduate program work taken at TAMUCC. Similarly to the Faculty Senate Awards, each college may submit one nomination for each of the six categories.

Deadline to submit nominations extended to October 24, 2017.

Outstanding Master's/Doctoral/MFA Mentor Award    
The College of Graduate Studies will select two Outstanding Mentors - one for Master's students and one for Doctoral/MFA. Each winner will receive a plaque and a $1000 travel award. Only students may nominate faculty for the Mentor Award. PDF form download icon
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Outstanding Teaching/Research Assistant    
The College of Graduate Studies will select an Outstanding Teaching Assistant and an Outstanding Research Assistant. Each winner will receive a plaque and a $1000 travel award. Only faculty may nominate assistants. PDF form download icon
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Outstanding Master/Doctoral or MFA Student    
The College of Graduate Studies will select two Outstanding Graduate Students - one Master's student one Doctoral/MFA. Each winner will receive a plaque and a $1000 travel award. Only faculty may nominate students. PDF form download icon
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2017 Awardees

Outstanding Doctoral Mentor Award

Dr. Randall Bowden College of Education and Human Development

Outstanding Master's Mentor Award

Dr. Robert Wooster College of Liberal Arts

Outstanding Doctoral Student

Avery Scherer College of Science and Engineering

Outstanding Master's Student Award

Haylee Roy College of Education and Human Development

Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award

Natasha Beaux College of Science and Engineering 

Outstanding Research Assistant Award

Hongjie Wang College of Science and Engineering

1st place Doctoral 3MT Thesis Competition Winner

Melissa Rohal College of Science and Engineering

2nd place Doctoral 3MT Thesis Competition Winner

Domonic Swift College of Science and Engineering 

3rd 3MT Thesis Competition Winner

Jaime McQueen – College of Education

Outstanding Doctoral Mentor Award

Dr. Joshua Watson – College of Education and Human Development

Outstanding Master's Mentor Award

Dr. Amy Houlihan – College of Liberal Arts

Outstanding Doctoral Student

Brittany Blomberg – College of Science and Engineering

Outstanding Master's Student Award

Cristina Rhodes – College of Liberal Arts

Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award

Jeannette Gomez – College of Education and Human Development

Outstanding Research Assistant Award

Emily Cira – College of Science and Engineering

1st place Doctoral 3MT Thesis Competition Winner

Avery Scherer – College of Science and Engineering

2nd place Doctoral 3MT Thesis Competition Winner

Laurie Beveridge – College of Education and Human Development

People's Choice 3MT Thesis Competition Winner

I-Shuo Huang – College of Science and Engineering

Outstanding Doctoral/ MFA Mentor

Dr. Kamiar Kouzekanani- College of Education

Outstanding Master's Mentor

Dr. Lee Smee- College of Science & Engineering

Outstanding Doctoral/ MFA Student 

Luke Tornabene- College of Science & Engineering

Outstanding Master's Student 

Kathryn Mendehall- College of Science & Engineering

Outstanding Teaching Assistant 

Tiana McCoy Pierce- College of Education

Outstanding Master's Mentor

Dr. Miguel Moreno- College of Liberal Arts

Outstanding Doctoral/ MFA Student 

Jessica Lunt- College of Science & Engineering

Julia Curran- College of Liberal Arts

Outstanding Master's Student 

Steven Iezzi- College of Business

Outstanding Teaching Assistant 

Kaitlyn Schroeder- College of Science & Engineering

Outstanding Research Assistant 

Wannigar Ratanavivan- College of Education