Spring Honors

If you didn’t make it to the spring 2017 graduate commencement ceremony on May 24, then you missed a passionate and inspiring speech delivered by Negotiations and Conflict Management graduate, Shilesha Bamberg, M.S. ’17. Here’s a video of Shilesha’s moving remarks:

On May 22, the College of Public Affairs hosted its annual Honors Ceremony, an event that celebrates the outstanding scholarly achievements of our students. The ceremony included remarks from Dean Roger Hartley and Provost Darlene Brannigan Smith, honor society inductions, and an awards presentation. The major awards presented were as follows:

  • Jami R. Grant Memorial Award, School of Criminal Justice
    Recognizes a student for exceptional academic achievement in the undergraduate forensic studies program.
    2016-17 recipient: Graham Mitchell
  • Johannes M. Botes Award, School of Public and International Affairs
    Recognizes a graduating student from the M.S. program in Negotiations and Conflict Management (CNCM) or the M.A. program in Global Affairs and Human Security (GAHS) in two ways: (1) for academic excellence in the Capstone Project, the final integrative research project in either program, and (2) for embodying the shared mission and spirit of the programs more broadly.
    2016-17 recipient: Bhoja Shrestha
  • Dean’s Advisory Council Award
    Presented to a graduate and an undergraduate student who have done exceptional work in their classes, conducted research, published papers, completed honors projects, or initiated independent projects which have pushed them beyond the normal classroom.  The award carries with it a $1,000 prize.
    2016-17 recipients: Ashley Hester and Matthew Joseph
  • Lenneal Henderson Award
    Presented to a high-achieving graduate student in the Master’s of Public Administration program.
    2016-17 recipient: Matthew Scassero, M.P.A. ’17

Matthew Scassero, M.P.A. ’17, Dean Roger Hartley and Distinguished Professor Emeritus Lenneal Henderson

Students were also inducted into the following honor societies:

  • Alpha Phi Sigma (Nu Omicron), the honor society of the School of Criminal Justice
  • Pi Alpha Alpha, the honor society of the Doctorate and Master of Public Administration programs
  • Pi Sigma Alpha, the honor society of the Government and Public Policy program
  • Upsilon Phi Delta, the honor society of the Health Systems Management programs

Pi Alpha Alpha inductees (not all pictured)

A big congratulations to all of the honorees!

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