The College of Human Sciences recognized excellence among both students and faculty at its annual Graduate Education Breakfast on April 24.
The College presented awards to outstanding students at the master’s and doctoral level and recognized faculty and students in the area of mentorship. Student award winners received stipends and a plaque to recognize their achievements.
Bryant Keirns received the College of Human Sciences Excellence in Mentoring Undergraduate Research Award for Graduate Students. Keirns is pursuing a master’s in nutritional sciences. He was nominated by undergraduate student Kara Robinson and Dr. Brenda Smith serves as his faculty advisor.
Christina Sciarrillo was awarded College of Human Sciences Outstanding Master’s Student. Sciarrillo is pursuing a master’s degree in nutritional sciences. She was nominated by Dr. Sam Emerson, who serves as her faculty advisor.
Jillian Caldwell was chosen as the Outstanding Ph.D. Student. Caldwell is studying in the Department of Human Development and Family Science. Dr. Charles Hendrix advises Caldwell and nominated her for the honor.
The Outstanding Graduate Faculty Mentor Award was presented to Dr. Sam Emerson, assistant professor in nutritional sciences. Emerson was among 13 faculty members nominated for the award.