Graduate students from HEHD and the School of Education were honored at the Awards of Excellence.

HEHD Associate Deans Kathy Headley (left) and William Havice present nursing graduate students with their awards.

The College of Health, Education and Human Development (HEHD) and Eugene T. Moore School of Education (SOE) honored outstanding faculty, staff and graduate students at the annual Awards of Excellence ceremony, held April 23 at the Hendrix Student Center. The ceremony was held as part of the 2015 HEHD/SOE Spring Research Forum.

The winners were:

College of Health, Education and Human Development Awards

  • Awards of Excellence in Teaching – Khoa Truong, associate professor, Department of Public Health Sciences
  • Awards of Excellence in Research – Gregory Ramshaw, assistant professor, Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management
  • Award of Excellence in Academic Advising – Kathleen Meyer, senior lecturer and internship coordinator, Department of Public Health Sciences
  • Award of Excellence in Graduate Student Advising/Mentoring – Arelis Moore de Peralta, research assistant professor, Institute on Family and Neighborhood Life
  • Award of Excellence for Innovation – Eric Walker, clinical director, Cardiovascular Imaging Leadership Program, and adjunct professor, Department of Public Health Sciences
  • Graduate Student Excellence Awards
    • School of Nursing – Jill McCreight, Ashley Palmer, Kimberly Gillespie, Pamela Sisk and Sourat Darabi
    • Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management – Cindy Hartman, Agnes Sirima, Matthew Hughes and John Mgonj
    • Institute on Family and Neighborhood Life – Laura Bogardus and Albina Balidema
    • Youth Development Leadership – Rebekah Wilkes, Lindsay Hicks and Valerie Smith

Eugene T. Moore School of Education Awards

  • Awards of Excellence in Teaching – Susan King Fullerton, associate professor of reading, Department of Education and Human Development
  • Awards of Excellence in Research – Joseph Ryan, professor of special education, Department of Education and Human Development
  • Award of Excellence in Academic Advising – Stacey Marcus, academic advisor, SOE/HEHD Academic Advising Center
  • Award of Excellence in Service and Outreach – Antonis Katsiyannis, alumni professor of special education, Department of Education and Human Development
  • Award of Excellence in Graduate Student Advising/Mentoring – Jane Clark Lindle, distinguished professor, Department of Educational and Organizational Leadership Development
  • Award of Excellence for Innovation – Michael Godfrey, lecturer, Department of Educational and Organizational Leadership Development
  • Graduate Student Excellence Awards
    • Department of Teaching and Learning – Daniel Alston, Geoffrey Hill and Katherine King
    • Department of Educational and Organizational Leadership Development – Kristin Walker and Kristin Brown
    • Department of Education and Human Development – Deanna Ramey, Emma Reynolds, Alyssa Jenkins and Rachel Marten
Eugene T. Moore School of Education Founding Dean George Petersen (left) presents special education professor Joe Ryan with the SOE Award of Excellence in Research.

Eugene T. Moore School of Education Founding Dean George Petersen (left) presents special education professor Joe Ryan with the SOE Award of Excellence in Research.

Deborah Falta of the Department of Public Health Sciences chaired the 2015 Awards of Excellence Selection Committee. Other members of the committee were Rachel Mayo, Department of Public Health Sciences; Lisa Duggan, School of Nursing; Lienne Medford, Department of Teaching and Learning; James Satterfield, Department of Educational and Organizational Leadership Development; Gwynn Powell, Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management; Westley Green, HEHD student; and Joseph Culin, professor and interim associate dean for research and graduate studies for Clemson’s College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences. Susie McGhee, HEHD Associate Deans’ Office, and Christie Ackerman, SOE Dean’s Office, provided administrative support.

The College of Health, Education and Human Development includes the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management, the Department of Public Health Sciences, the School of Nursing, and the Department of Youth, Family and Community Studies. Newly emerged as a standalone academic unit with a founding dean, the Eugene T. Moore School of Education includes the Department of Educational and Organizational Leadership Development, the Department of Education and Human Development, and the Department of Teaching and Learning. The two academic units engage in joint research and other collaborations for the benefit of communities in S.C. and beyond.