Paul Alberto, Maima Chea and Patsy Jo Hilliard pose for a photo at Honors Day

College-Wide Awards

Asa G. Hilliard III Memorial Scholarship

Given to a graduate student in recognition of leadership, scholarship and activities in urban education settings that have improved – and demonstrate promise to continue improving – the educational context and/or student development and learning in these settings. The recipient will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

Maima Chea

College of Education & Human Development Scholarship

Given to students for outstanding accomplishments in the College of Education & Human Development. The recipients will receive $500, $750 and $1,000 scholarships, respectively.

Erica Mason
Tinh Trinh
Ji Hye Shin

College of Education & Human Development Alumni Scholarship

Presented to students enrolled in a graduate program who demonstrate a pattern of scholarship and commitment of service to the university, community and profession. Each recipient will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

Jacob English
Jasmine Mathis

Alonzo and Gwendolyn Crim Scholarship

Given to an undergraduate or graduate student studying urban excellence and who is in good academic standing in the College of Education & Human Development. The recipient will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

Doris Elizabeth Tennies

Felicia and Rodney Mayfield Scholarship

Established by Felicia and Rodney Mayfield, this $1,000 scholarship is given to a deserving undergraduate student.

Malcolm Washington

Hayden-Waltz Doctoral Dissertation Award

Established by College of Education & Human Development 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. Presented to a doctoral student or graduate whose dissertation exhibits originality, clarity and effectiveness in the presentation of ideas, quality writing and contributes to the future scholarly productivity of his or her field. The recipient will receive a $1,000 award.

Margaret Quinn
Dissertation Title: Theoretical Understandings and Empirical Approaches to the Measurement of Children’s Early Composing

Kay Chester Scholarship for Teachers in Training

Awarded to help support women pursuing a degree in teacher preparation and who have the challenge of raising a family while furthering their education. The recipient will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

Tyanah Roach

Ron Colarusso Outstanding Urban Education Dissertation Award

Established by Dr. Ron Colarusso, former dean of the college, to recognize a doctoral student with an extraordinary dissertation prospectus in the area of urban education. The recipient will receive a $1,000 award.

Johari Harris
Dissertation Prospectus Title: Reasons I Care: Exploring Relationships among Social Identities, Cultural Values, and Black Adolescent Males’ Prosocial Behaviors within an Urban School Context

Outstanding B.I.S. in Human Learning and Development Student Award

Given to an undergraduate student of academic distinction who shows potential through research, community involvement and leadership by making significant contributions within the fields of human learning and development.

Rosa Veronica Mendez

Dean’s Excellence Award in Early Childhood Special Education in Memory of Ann Dixon Demonet

Given to a student in special education with a concentration in early childhood special education who has demonstrated the potential to become an outstanding special education practitioner. The recipient will receive a $1,000 award.

Emily Krulik

Dean’s Excellence Award in Counselor Education and Practice in Memory of Mary Jane Phillips

Given to a doctoral student in the Counseling Education and Practice program. The recipient will receive a $1,000 award.

Nikki Elston

Roy M. Hall Award

In honor of the first dean of the College of Education: for the senior who has maintained the highest scholastic average in teacher education courses. The recipient will receive a $150 award.

Christian Washington