2012 Graduate Achievement Awards

Ten students presented with Graduate Achievement Award in 2012

The Graduate School presented 10 students in 2012 with the Graduate Student Achievement Award. The Graduate Student Achievement Award recognizes outstanding scholarly achievements by graduate students, such as publications in top journals, having their art work competitively selected for shows, or presentation of their work at highly selective conferences. Students are nominated by a faculty member and Department Chair. A sub-committee of Graduate Council selects recipients twice a year.

Each 2012 winner was awarded between $100-300 professional expense money. The awards help students travel to national or international conferences to present their work, to transport their art to be exhibited in galleries, or to cover other professional expeneses. The Graduate Achievement Fund is supported by gifts from alumni and friends of Miami University.

Those who received the award in Fall of 2012 include: Samantha Skelton, who is pursuing a Master of Fine Arts in Art; Erika Uzmann, also pursuing a Master of Fine Arts in Art; Qiuyuan Huang, pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy in Geology and Earth Science; Michael Bishop, pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy in Geology and Earth Science; and Yuta Kawarasaki, pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy in Zoology.

Those who received the award in Spring of 2012 include: Chanon Adsanatham, a student pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy in English; Stephen Becker, a student pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology; Dominika Jurkovic, who is pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy in Microbiology; Steve Garst, who is pursuing a Master of Fine Arts in Art; and Brian Webb, also pursuing a Master in Fine Art in Art.