Dean Richard Arum opened the 2018 Doctoral Recognition Ceremony on May 22 by welcoming students, faculty, staff, and guests.
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This has been a year of accomplishments and change. Our ranking moved up to #15 in the U.S. among public universities, and we are preparing to welcome the newly hired faculty and students who will be joining us at the beginning of the Fall quarter, 2018.
You, doctoral students, have continued your impressive range of accomplishments and honors, including graduations, publications in major journals, presentations throughout the U.S., and representing the School of Education in the best possible light.
At this event, we begin by recognizing the graduates who received their degree in the last calendar year. They generally are not in attendance because they are dispersed in their new academic positions throughout the U.S., but an additional 12 names have been added to the Ph.D. honor plaque for 2017: Nicholas Graham, Christa Greenfader, NaYoung Hwang, Ksenia Korobkova, Janet Garcia Mercado, Lynn Reimer, Jennifer Sun, Viet Vu, Summer (Wei) Wang, Tyler Watts, Soo Bin Yim, and Sara Young. Copies of their dissertations are being ordered.
Twelve of our current candidates will receive their degree in June: Melissa Callaghan, Brandy Jenner, Suhang Jiang, Ryan Lewis, Grace Lin, Veronica Newhart, Tutrang Nguyen, Rachel Stumpf, Christopher Stillwell, Tamara Tate, Nancy Tsai, and Neil Young.
In April, 80 of you completed your Annual Report of Student Progress, which detailed your activities from Spring 2017 into Spring 2018.
During 2017-2018, you assumed leadership positions and volunteered your time:
• Within the school
Your scholarship has been recognized both within the university and by outside organizations. To name a few of awards that are supporting your studies:
The recognition program closed with the presentation of awards.