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Program will honor top grad student achievements

April 10, 2009

KALAMAZOO--Sixty-seven graduate students from across Western Michigan University will be honored at a program from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 16, in the Bernhard Center's South Ballroom.

This annual program is open to the public and will include presentations by some of the students as well as awarding of honor certificates. Light refreshments will be served.

The students being honored have been named Graduate Research and Creative Scholars and recipients of Graduate Teaching Effectiveness Awards for 2008–09. Seven students are receiving the further distinction of being named All-University Graduate Research and Creative Scholars, and 10 students will be honored as All-University recipients of the Graduate Teaching Effectiveness Awards.

Graduate Research and Creative Scholars were named for the first time in 1985 by the Graduate College and the Graduate Studies Council to honor outstanding achievement by graduate students in research and creative activity. In 1998, the Graduate Teaching Effectiveness Awards program was implemented by the Graduate College and the Graduate Studies Council to honor outstanding teaching effectiveness by graduate students.

The program is co-sponsored by the Graduate Student Advisory Committee. A commemorative booklet to recognize the contributions made by the award recipients has been produced by the Graduate College and is available on the Graduate College Web site at wmich.edu/grad.


For further information, contact Dr. Julie Scrivener of the Graduate College at julie.scrivener@wmich.edu or (269) 387-8208.

Media contact: Jeanne Baron, (269) 387-8400, jeanne.baron@wmich.edu

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