2019 Outstanding Graduate Student Awards

  • February 20th, 2019

Congratulations to the following Graduate Student Award winners:

The University of Alabama Outstanding Dissertation Award
  • Dr. Briana Whiteside Title: “Octavia E. Butler: History, Culture, and the Future: A Comprehensive Approach” Department of English College of Arts and Sciences Department Chair: Joel Brouwer Advisor/Committee Chair: Trudier Harris
The University of Alabama Outstanding Thesis Award
  • Kevin Willson “Temporal dynamics affecting ground flora recovery after fire in thinned Pinus-Quericus stands” Department of Geography College of Arts and Sciences Department Chair: Douglas Sherman Advisor/Committee Chair: Justin Hart
Outstanding Research by a Master’s Student
  • Jillian Sico Program: Book Arts, MFA Sico’s research is highly significant in the field of book arts and is having regional, national and international impact. College of Communication & Information Sciences Department Chair: James Elmborg Faculty Advisor: Anna Embree
Outstanding Teaching by a Master’s Student
  • Sarah Price Program: Communication & Information Sciences, MA College of Communication & Information Sciences Department Chair: Beth Bennett Faculty Advisor: Beth Bennett
Outstanding Service by a Graduate Student
  • Adora Hicks Hicks received funding to develop and stock the Crimson Career Closet so that UA students may have professional clothes for interviews. Program: Counselor Education, PhD College of Education Department Chair: Aaron Kuntz Faculty Advisor: Joy Burnham
Outstanding Teaching by a Doctoral Student
  • Mary Foster Program: English, PhD College of Arts & Sciences Department Chair: Joel Brouwer Faculty Advisor: James McNaughton
Outstanding Research by a Doctoral Student
  • Adam Coffey Program: Psychology, PhD College of Arts & Sciences Department Chair: Fran Conners Faculty Advisor: Jennifer M. Cox
These awards will be presented during UA Honors Week from Monday, April 1, to Friday, April 5.   Additional Information

The University of Alabama, the state’s oldest and largest public institution of higher education, is a student-centered research university that draws the best and brightest to an academic community committed to providing a premier undergraduate and graduate education. UA is dedicated to achieving excellence in scholarship, collaboration and intellectual engagement; providing public outreach and service to the state of Alabama and the nation; and nurturing a campus environment that fosters collegiality, respect and inclusivity.