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Outstanding graduate students awarded and professor honored

Outstanding graduate students in their respective programs recently received awards at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga’s 14th Annual Graduate Students Award Reception, and they were also nominated for inclusion in Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.

The Honorable William Barker, chief justice of the Tennessee Supreme Court, was the speaker for the event.

The faculty selected the following students to receive the awards: Natalie Posey (Accounting), Kristy Sussdorff (Advanced Education Practice: School Psychology), Shamya Sermons (Business Administration), Pradeep Sivakumar (Computational Engineering), Miyuki Tatsumi (Computer Science), Mike Hauser (Counseling: Community), Autumn Brown (Counseling: School), Nora Del Cul (Criminal Justice), Teresa Jurczak (Elementary Education), Sumita Sudhir (Engineering), Sonya Reid (Engineering Management), Jane Sutton (English: Literature), Belinda Slocumb (English: Writing/Rhetoric), Nicholas Cookson (Environmental Science), Mackenzie McDonald (Health and Human Performance), Amy Gugliotta (Music), Nick Lambert (Nursing: Anesthesia), Melissa Moser (Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner), Carmen Ann Barclay (Physical Therapy), Chaleeta Arender (Psychology: Industrial/Organizational), Neve Trumpeter (Psychology: Research), David Jones (Public Administration), Amy Bergen (School Leadership), Regina Brock (School Leadership: Certificate), Susan Bothman (Secondary Education), and Kristy Albright (Special Education).

The UTC Graduate Student Association sponsors the annual Graduate Reception to recognize the accomplishments of outstanding students in scholarships, leadership, and service.

BidermanDr. Michael Biderman, named outstanding graduate adviser for 2005-2006, received a $1000 award and a plaque from the Graduate School at Faculty Honors Day. He was also honored at the Graduate Reception. 

Biderman is a professor in the Psychology Department and the coordinator of the master’s program in Industrial/Organizational Psychology.

The statement presented with the award reads, “Dr. Biderman has dedicated his life to education. This devotion is exhibited in his genuine concern for students and their academic and professional development. Dr. Biderman considers his duties an ongoing process and is always available to offer guidance and tutelage to current and former students.”

For more information about the UTC Graduate School, please call (423) 425-4666.

May 12, 2006

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