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UNC Graduate School Announces Student Awards for Fall 2021

UNC's fall 2021 graduate ceremony

January 14, 2022

UNC's Graduate School has announced the recipients of awards recognizing superior academic achievement and outstanding research in graduate studies.

Dean’s Citation for Excellence

The Graduate Dean’s Citation for Excellence is awarded to students nominated by their school in recognition of superior academic achievement in graduate studies.

  • Xiaoping Fan, Doctor of Philosophy, Sport and Exercise Science: Physical Education and Physical Activity Leadership
    Nominated by Jaimie McMullen and Jennifer Krause

  • Brian Fowler, Doctor of Philosophy, Sport and Exercise Science: Sport Administration
    Nominated by Alan Morse and Yoon Tae Sung

  • Darci McCall, Doctor of Philosophy, Nursing Education
    Nominated by Kathie Records and Darcy Copeland

  • Nicole Sellars, Doctor of Philosophy, Sport and Exercise Science: Sport Administration
    Nominated by Alan Morse and Yoon Tae Sung

  • Salaheddin Sharif, Doctor of Philosophy, Sport and Exercise Science: Exercise Physiology
    Nominated by David Hydock and Laura Stewart

  • Alexandra Vita, Doctor of Philosophy, Biological Education
    Nominated by Nicholas Pullen and James Haughian

  • Ivan Wayne, Doctor of Philosophy, Educational Psychology
    Nominated by Molly Jameson, Sueyon Paek and Doug Woody

Outstanding Thesis/Dissertation/Scholarly Project

The Graduate Dean’s Citation for Outstanding Thesis, Dissertation and Scholarly Project is awarded to students recognized for outstanding research in graduate studies.

Outstanding Dissertation

  • Ashlea Campbell, Doctor of Education, Educational Studies
    It’s Elementary: The Curricular Decision-Making and Instructional Practices of Black Male Elementary Teachers
    Nominated by Christine McConnell

  • Cara Smith, Doctor of Philosophy, Biological Education
    Biochemical Ecology of Cvos: Venom Variation and Toxin Profiling of the Crotalus Viridis/Oreganus/Scutulatus Complex
    Nominated by Stephen Mackessy and Nicholas Pullen

  • Alexandra Vita, Doctor of Philosophy, Biological Education
    The Role of Berberine, a Clinically Relevant Plant Derived Alkaloid, in T Cell-Mediated Immunosuppression
    Nominated by Nicholas Pullen and James Haughian

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