The College of Education’s 2014 Honors Day ceremony honored more than 70 students for their achievements in research, teaching and service.
Awards in the Department of Middle and Secondary Education are given to outstanding students in each discipline. Recipients are chosen by faculty based on academic achievement, teaching expertise, community service and a commitment to excellence.
Language and Literacy Education
Outstanding Ph.D. Student Award (Language and Literacy Education)
Kamania Wynter Hoyte
Outstanding M.Ed. Student Award (Reading, Language and Literacy –… more »
Outstanding Ph.D. Dissertation Award
Presented to a doctoral student in the learning technologies discipline whose dissertation exemplifies original, innovative and meaningful scholarship, and makes an important contribution to the knowledge base in the field.
Wayne Dennison Dissertation Title: Critical Success Factors of Technological Innovation and Diffusion in Higher Education
Outstanding Ph.D. Student Award
Presented to… more »
Outstanding Exercise Science Undergraduate Student
For academic excellence and participation in the exercise science undergraduate degree program.
Outstanding Exercise Science Graduate Student
For academic excellence and participation in the exercise science graduate degree program.
Outstanding Doctoral Student Award
For scholarship and extraordinary leadership in departmental and/or professional activities.
Outstanding… more »
Glenn A. Vergason Scholarship
For advanced study in special education. The recipient received a $1,000 scholarship.
Outstanding Doctoral Student in Special Education
In recognition of outstanding scholarship, teaching and/or service in the special education doctoral degree program.
Outstanding Master’s Student in Communication Sciences and Disorders
In recognition of outstanding scholarship and… more »
Outstanding Performance Based Educational Leadership Program Student Award
Given to a student in the educational leadership program who has demonstrated an outstanding ability to connect theoretical concepts with practical application in the classroom and workplace.
Melinda Kaye Springman
Outstanding Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership Student Award
Given to students who have exhibited academic excellence,… more »
Lorene Pilcher Outstanding Dissertation Award
In recognition of a dissertation of especially high quality and potential impact in the field of early childhood education.
Robert L. Blaney and Joe C. White Scholarship Award
In recognition of an outstanding student who best demonstrates the potential for excellence in teaching and who exemplifies those characteristics… more »
Chet W. Harris Scholarship
Presented to a doctoral student in recognition of teaching, mentoring and modeling with care and compassion. The recipient of this award will receive an $800 scholarship.
Laura K. Rosenbaum
Outstanding Doctoral Student Award
Presented to a doctoral student in recognition of academic performance, service to the department and professional promise.
Leslie… more »
Hayden-Waltz Doctoral Dissertation Award
Established by College of Education alumni Dr. Melvin Hayden and Dr. Lucy Welzant Hayden to honor their parents, Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Waldo Hayden, Sr. and Mr. & Mrs. Edwin Millart Waltz. This $1,000 award is presented to a doctoral student or graduate whose dissertation exhibits originality, clarity and effectiveness in the presentation… more »
The College of Education at Georgia State University seeks to honor its students for their outstanding achievements and contributions to the field of education. Each year, the COE recognizes these exceptional individuals and the contributions they’ve made to the university, college and the community at its Honors Day Ceremony.