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President's Outstanding Graduate Award

The President’s Outstanding Graduate Award recognizes one graduating student each year who demonstrates exemplary contributions to their field and to the university. The recipient for this award is selected from the pool of students who have been awarded one of the six Dean’s Awards. The six Dean’s Awards are as follows: College of Education, Health & Human Services; College of Arts, Behavioral and Social Sciences; College of Business Administration; College of Science and Mathematics; Graduate Studies; and the Student Leadership Award selected by the Dean of Students.

The 2015/2016 Recipient is:

Jamaela Johnson

Jamaela Johnson
Human Development

A call for nominations is sent out for each of the Dean’s Awards early during the spring semester by the department responsible for the award. Once the Dean’s Awards have been decided, an information packet is sent to the President for each winner. The President then selects the Outstanding Graduate from one of the six Dean’s Award winners. Recipients for the Outstanding Graduate Award receive a cash award and medallion. All awardees are honored at a reception in early May.


2015 Carlos E Rosas

2014 Gary Simmons
Applied Physics

2013 Fernando Sanchez
Literature & Writing Studies

2012 Dalziel Soto

2011 Holly Gerrity
Political Science

2010 Herminia Rameriz

2009 Mary Baker
School of Nursing

2008 Karina Noemi Gonzalez
Biological sciences

2007 Thomas Colby
Political Science/Psychology double major

2006 Caroline Rizk

2005 James Nguyen
Economics/Political Science double major

2004 Jayson Sack
Biological Science/Psychology double major

2003 Philoan Chau