Outstanding Graduate Awards

Graduate Awards Ceremony 2021

The Outstanding Graduate Awards recognize graduate students, faculty, and alumni for exceptional achievements and contributions both academically and professionally.

Established in 2013, the awards showcase and celebrate the hard work, dedication, and impact of our Islander students and faculty to the graduate community and beyond.

On April 4, 2023, The College of Graduate Studies recognized seven outstanding graduate assistants, students, faculty, and alumni.

Award Winners:

  • Outstanding Master's Student - Joely Diaczenko
  • Outstanding Doctoral/MFA Student - Isabel Santos
  • Outstanding Teaching Assistant - Marilyn Nicol
  • Outstanding Research Assistant - Nathan Black
  • Outstanding Master's Mentor Award - Dr. Shawn McCracken
  • Outstanding Doctoral/MFA Mentor Award - Dr. Keisha Bahr
  • Islander Impact Award - Kenneth Erben, Assistant Chief, Corpus Christi Fire Department