Brett Wright

Brett Wright, dean of the College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences, delivered remarks to at the ceremony.
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The College of Behavioral, Social, and Health Sciences honored its outstanding graduate and undergraduate students at the first annual Awards of Excellence Ceremony in early April at the Strom Thurmond Institute Auditorium.

Graduate students awarded during the ceremony included:

  • Master’s Degree Candidate Teaching Assistant Award – Heidi Walsh, School of Nursing
  • Master’s Degree Candidate Research Assistant Award – Nathan Shipley, Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management
  • Doctoral Degree Candidate Research Award – Ryan Gagnon, Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management
  • Outstanding Master’s Degree Student in Psychology — Darlene Edewaard & Nastassia Savage
  • Outstanding Doctoral Degree Student in Psychology — Brian Day & William Kramer
  • Hoechst Celanese Graduate Student Research Award — Ellen Szubski & Chloe Wilson, Psychology Department
  • Richard & William Park Memorial Award — Kelsi Gwinn, Psychology Department
  • Doctoral Degree Candidate Teaching Award — Miranda Pelkey, Psychology Department
CBSHS chairs/reps

Representatives from each department including many department chairs were present to congratulate those recognized during the ceremony.
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Undergraduate students in all college departments were also honored during the ceremony. By department, these honorees include:

Communication Department

  • Communication Faculty Book Award — Krisina Toney
  • Outstanding Academic Achievement Award — Elaine Day
  • Communication Outanding Graduate Student Award — Sarah Beach
  • CBSHS Dean’s Award for Professional Engagement — Kaila Burns-Heffner

School of Nursing

  • Herbert N. Shearin Memorial Award for Excellence — Ashley Lemanski
  • Eugene Edwards Memorial Award—Courtney Conger & Emily Perrotta
  • Certificate of Recognition for Excellence in Nursing — Hailey Garrison, Christina Paris, Olivia Beresheim, Michelle Tomevi, Gibbs Wiksell
  • Certificate of Recognition for Excellence in Nursing/Community Service — Caroline Shin
  • Community Service/Award for Entrepreneurship in Community Service — Paige DeBow
  • Community Service — Lauren Owens & Swain Spearman
  • Blue Key Academic & Leadership Award — Jacob Martin

Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management

  • Judi Voelkl Award/Certificate of Recognition for Academic Excellence — Calalina Carr
  • Judi Voelkl Award — Madeline Chandler
  • Stevenson-Smith-Lovett Award — Brittany Dickerson
  • Lawrence R. Allen Engaged Future Professional Award — Allan Hill
  • Lawrence R. Allen Engaged Future Professional Award/Certificate of Recognition for Academic Excellence — Hailey Hunter
  • Bert & Johnnie Brantley Outstanding Student Award/Undergraduate Emerging Leadership Award — Emma Pappas
  • Stevenson-Smith-Lovett Award — Bailey parker
  • Greg Schoper Leadership Award — Devin Yarlett

Political Science Department

  • CBSHS Dean’s Award for Outstanding Achievement — Emily Clarke
  • James F. Byrnes Award — Lanie Summerlin
  • Matt Locke Faculty Award for Excellence — Killian McDonald & John Murdy
  • Jack Tuttle-Pi Sigma Alpha Service Award — Melaine Aycock

Psychology Department

  • Bernard Caffrey Award for Excellence in Psychology — Kelsey Bennett
  • Eugene Galluscio Award for Undergraduate Leadership — Mona Doghman & Vanessa Macpherson
  • Psi Chi Research Award — Chelsea Campbell & Jessica Cashman
  • Ernest Jewell Hardesty Moore Award for the Outstanding Senior in Psychology — Karissa Collins
  • Psychology Department Award for Academic Excellence — Kyla Davis, Sarah Limyansky, Rebecca Pittman
  • CBSHS Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Research — Ashley Brady

Public Health Sciences Department

  • Distinguished Service Award — Meagen Huff
  • Scholastic Achievement Award/Certificate of Recognition — Jenna Pollock
  • Leadership Award — Grace Burden
  • Outstanding Cardiovascular Award/Certificate of Recognition — Chelsea Atkinson
  • Outstanding Health Services Administration Award — Molly Shiftlet
  • Outstand Pre-Professional Health Studies Award — Joshua deGuzman
  • Certificates of Recognition for Excellence — Sean Brady, Emily Byorth, Erin Moore, Abby Jones, Caroline Fant, Elizabeth West, Gabrielle Byorth, Lindsay Burton, Savannah Henderson
  • Certificates of Recognition for Excellence/Phi Kappa Phi Certificate of Merit — Stephanie Erickson

Sociology, Anthropology, Criminal Justice department

  • Ernest Jewell Hardesty Moore Award for the Outstanding Senior in Sociology — Deion Jamison
  • Larson-Krupka Award for Excellence in Sociology — Leigh Nelson
  • Meg Wilkes-Karraker Award — Caswanna Tucker
  • Department Chair Award — Kristina Shuford
  • Anthropology Annual Travel Grant-in-Aid — Shannon Snelgrove
  • Outstanding Anthropology Student Award — Jeremy Fowler
  • CBSHS Academic Excellence Award — Elizabeth Rhodes

The Clemson University College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences is focused on becoming a national and international leader in solving the problems faced by individuals, families, communities and societies. Established in July 2016, it aims to equip students and engage research and outreach to address health and wellness challenges, tackle human impacts on the environment, and build stronger communities by better understanding human, political and social behavior and the impact of an ever-connected world.

For a full gallery of photos from the event, click here.