Graduate Student Awards

HDFS Outstanding Emerging Professional Award

The Human Development and Family Studies Outstanding Emerging Professional Award (M.S. or Ph.D.) is given annually to a graduate student who has demonstrated excellence in one or more of the following criteria:

  1. Outstanding research productivity
  2. Excellence in classroom teaching
  3. Exceptional service/outreach accomplishments

Scholarship: In combination with this distinction, HDFS awards the Outstanding Emerging Professional with a $500 scholarship. Deadline: December 1. Application: To apply, the student who is nominated (self or by others) must submit:

  • A CV and a written explanation (no more than two pages) of accomplishments in one or more of the criteria listed above that makes the individual worthy of becoming HDFS’s Outstanding Emerging Professional.
  • A letter of support from an HDFS graduate faculty member.

Submit application: Send an electronic copy of the application materials (for example, the curriculum vitae and personal statement of accomplishments) as well as an electronic copy of the nomination letter to Bellinda Hegelheimer (bellinda@iastate.edu) by December 1.

Recent Winners

Erin Neill, PhD. 2017
Sarah Bickelhaupt, Ph.D. 2016
Andrew Dismukes, Ph.D. 2016
Jennifer Senia, Ph.D. 2015
Lisa Ryherd, Ph.D. 2014
Meghan Gillette, Ph.D. 2013
Kate Daugherty, Ph.D. 2012
Duhita Mahatmya, Ph.D. 2011

ISU Graduate College Research and Teaching Excellence Awards

Each year Human Development and Family Studies submits applications for the ISU Graduate College Research and Teaching Excellence Awards. Awards are made during both fall and spring semesters. Scholarship: In combination with this distinction, HDFS awards each of the winning recipients a $250 scholarship. Deadline: Deadlines are announced each semester. Application: Graduate faculty must nominate the student for the award. If graduate students feel they may be eligible for either of these awards, they should speak with their major professors.

Research Award

Eligibility: The student must graduate in the term in which he/she has been nominated. Research accomplishments typically go beyond the thesis or dissertation.  See below for a list of award recipients. Nomination: Research nominations consist of the following:

  • A letter of recommendation (usually from the major professor) to the Graduate College
  • A copy of the thesis/dissertation
  • The curriculum vitae

Submission: The nomination letter and thesis/dissertation should be given to the HDFS DOGE, Brenda Lohman for review by the HDFS Graduate Education Committee. Process: The Graduate Education Committee reviews all nominations and decides which nomination will be forwarded to the Graduate College for consideration.

Teaching Award

Eligibility: Any graduate student with teaching responsibilities who has been on a teaching appointment for at least two terms (including summer sessions), is eligible for an award. Nomination: Teaching nominations consist of the following:

  • A letter of recommendation to the Graduate College by the nominator
  • A copy of the course syllabi
  • Teaching evaluations
  • The curriculum vitae

Submission: The nomination letter is given to the HDFS DOGE, Brenda Lohman for review by the HDFS Graduate Education Committee. Send an electronic copy of the application materials (e.g., curriculum vitae, thesis/dissertation or syllabi and evaluations) as well as an electronic copy of the nomination letter to Bellinda Hegelheimer (bellinda@iastate.edu). Process: The Graduate Education Committee reviews all nominations and decides which nomination will be forwarded to the Graduate College for consideration.

Teaching award recipients
Amber Kreischer, 2017
Randie Camp, 2016
YouSun Baek, 2016
Lailatul Ali-Husin, 2015
Jennifer Senia, 2014
Meghan Gillette, 2013
Sarah Bickelhaupt, 2013
Merea Bentrott, 2012
Duhita Mahatmya, 2011
Melinda Heinz, 2011
Neha Deshpande, 2010
Brinn Shjegstad, 2009
Diana Baltimore, 2009
Mary Sue Green, 2008
Jennifer Diers, 2007
Markie Blumer, 2007
Tony Jung, 2006
Erin Chapman, 2005
Robert Hensley, 2004
Diann Moorman, 2003
George Randall, 2002
Alex Bishop, 2002
Lisa Sharp, 2001
Michael Merten, 2001
Michael Cleveland, 2001
Rosalie Bakken, 2000
Susan Collins, 1999
Nancy Griffith, 1998
Angela Baum, 1998
Jennifer Harkness, 1996
Bronwyn Fees, 1996
Glenn Muske, 1995
Marilyn Bruin, 1994
James Hanson, 1993
Karen Goff, 1993
David Schult, 1991
Jean Brougher, 1990
Gloysis Mayers, 1987
Research award recipients
Shinyung Jeon, 2016
Jenny Phan, 2016
Angelica Reina, 2014
Jui Dhalewadikar, 2014
Meghan Gillette, 2014
Jiong Yang, 2013
Melinda Heinz, 2013
Elizabeth Zimmermann, 2012
Mohammed Fazli Sabri, 2011
Jinmyoung Cho, 2011
Laura Temple, 2010
Florensia Surjadi, 2009
Melissa Schnurr, 2009
Kyung Hwa Kwag, 2009
Mary Sue Green, 2009
Teske Drake, 2008
Markie Blumer, 2008
Tony Jung, 2007
Wan-Juo Cheng, 2007
Jooyoung Sohn, 2006
George Randall, 2006
Carolyn Clawson, 2006
Elaine Eshbaugh, 2005
Michael Cleveland, 2003
Darren Wozny, 2002
Li Li Swain, 2002
Angela Curtis, 2001
Amy Popillion, 2000
Kimberly Greder, 2000
Rosalie Bakken, 2000
Angela Smith, 1999
Bronwyn Fees, 1998
Kristin Riggins-Caspers, 1997
M. Valora Raiser, 1997
Jyh-Tsorng Jong, 1997
Marsha Anderson, 1996
Tricia Windschitl, 1995
Lillian Phillips, 1995
Sook-Young Shim, 1994
Linda Plummer, 1994
Jerry McKim 1993
Geneva Adkins, 1993
Chittinun Tejagupta, 1991
Karen Christensen, 1990
Janet Melby Nieuwsma, 1988
Judith Bell Bray, 1988
Jodie Hanzlik, 1986

   

Other awards

Other awards are also available from the ISU Graduate College.

Brianna Routh, selected for the 2017-18 inaugural cohort of the Graduate College Emerging Leaders Academy 

Greta Stuhlsatz, selected for the 2016-17 inaugural cohort of the Graduate College Emerging Leaders Academy 

Melissa Clucas, selected for the 2015-16 inaugural cohort of the Graduate College Emerging Leaders Academy

Dong Zhang, selected for the 2014-15 inaugural cohort of the Graduate College Emerging Leaders Academy

Meghan Gillette, selected for the 2013-14 inaugural cohort of the Graduate College Emerging Leaders Academy