Graduate School News

Graduate Student Recognition Celebration to be April 10

January 23, 2013

Graduate students make exceptional contributions in research, community outreach and teaching — and The Graduate School at UNC-Chapel Hill sponsors an event each year to recognize these achievements.

The 15th Annual Graduate Student Recognition Ceremony will be held on April 10, 2013, beginning with research poster presentations at 3 p.m., followed by the awards ceremony at 4 p.m. and a reception directly following the ceremony. The event, open to the public, will be held at the Alumni Ballrooms of the George Watts Hill Alumni Center.

Among the honors presented will be the following: the Graduate Education Advancement Board Impact Awards, the Dean's Award for Significant Contributions to Graduate Education, the Dean's Distinguished Dissertation Awards, and the Boka W. Hadzija Award for Distinguished Service by a Graduate or Professional Student. Graduate and Professional Student Federation University Research Day honorees and 2013-14 honor society inductees will also be recognized — as well as hundreds of graduate students who have received prestigious external fellowships during the academic year.

“Graduate students advance valuable knowledge in their fields of study, they lead community service efforts and they teach undergraduates,” said Graduate School Dean Steven W. Matson. “They make enormous contributions that benefit their University, North Carolina and the world. This annual event truly is a celebration, of graduate student accomplishments as well as the collaborative academic community that supports their success.”

Jasmine Talameh, PharmD, received the 2012 Boka W. Hadzija Award for Distinguished University Service by a Graduate or Professional Student from The Graduate School. She is pictured at the 2012 Graduate Student Recognition Celebration with her advisor, Professor Herb Patterson, PharmD.