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CoAS Students Receive University-Wide Awards



May 23, 2019

We are pleased to recognize the following College of Arts and Sciences students who have received University-wide awards.

Cooperative Education Awards

Co-op Students of the Year Award
Presented to Drexel students for their exceptional effort in fulfilling the goals and ideals of cooperative education

  • Annette Kang, BS biological sciences ’19

Graduate Student Excellence Awards

Drexel Common Good Award
Presented to graduate students who demonstrate academic excellence and who are committed to improving the world around them by making contributions to local, national or global communities through either scholarship or civic engagement

Scholarship

  • Mona Elgohail, PhD candidate in clinical psychology

Research Excellence Award
Presented to a post-candidacy doctoral student who completed original, innovative research, scholarship and/or creativity during their career at Drexel

Post-Candidacy

  • Hallie Espel-Huynh, PhD candidate in clinical psychology

Teaching Assistant Excellence Award
Presented to graduate students who serve as teaching assistants and who exhibit exemplary commitment to student learning through reflective teaching practices, innovative teaching methods, academic support, leadership and a commitment to their professional growth and development as an educator

First-Time Recipients

  • Katherine Fiocca, PhD candidate in biology
  • Gregory Niedt, PhD candidate in communication, culture and media

Continued Excellence

  • Pedro Edson Martins Amaral, PhD candidate in chemistry
  • Meghan Barrett, PhD candidate in biology

Outstanding Dissertation Award
Presented to doctoral students who have written original, innovative dissertations that reflect great research and have or are likely to be disseminated widely and have significant impact on the field and society

  • Julia Hildebrand, PhD candidate in communication, culture and media

Outstanding Mentorship Award
Presented to graduate students for exemplary mentoring of undergraduate and/or new or junior graduate students, which has had a demonstrated impact on the academic and/or professional development of a mentee or mentees

  • Jackeline Moreno, PhD student in physics

Student Life Impact Awards

Alana Maddox Student Friendship Award
Presented to a Drexel undergraduate student who exemplifies the true meaning of being a “good friend” by lifting spirits, providing optimism, and inspiring people around them

  • Kiana Williams, BA chemistry ’19

BOLD Student Org of the Year Award
Presented to a recognized student organization that has shown outstanding commitment to organization goals, made an impact in the Drexel community, and has excelled in program planning, financial management, and leadership development of its members

  • West Indian Student Establishment

Civic Engagement Award for an Outstanding Undergraduate Student
Presented to graduate students who demonstrate academic excellence and who are committed to improving the world around them by making contributions to local, national or global communities through either scholarship or civic engagement. Presented in partnership with the Lindy Center for Civic Engagement.

  • Cara Depiano, BS biological sciences ’19

Distinguished Leadership in Civic Engagement for a Graduating Senior
Presented to a graduating senior for outstanding leadership and service to Drexel's campus life and the surrounding community, while maintaining academic excellence

  • Allison Durham, BA communication ’19

Dr. Jacquelyn West-Ford Award for Civility
Presented to a Drexel undergraduate student who demonstrates exceptional leadership in cultivating civility and humanitarian efforts on campus and in the community through dedicated membership and contributions to religious and spiritual life and/or social justice organization

  • Shahmar Beasley, BA political science & anthropology ’19

Drexel University Black Alumni Service Award
Presented to an undergraduate student leader demonstrating involvement in campus activities and excellence in academic performance

  • Shahmar Beasley, BA political science & anthropology ’19

GSA Graduate Community Impact Award
Presented to a recognized GSA-sponsored organization that has contributed significantly to the graduate community and the Drexel community at large.

  • Biology Graduate Student Association

New Student Org of the Year Award
Presented to a recognized student organization that has been active for less than one year and whose achievements illustrate a dedication to the campus community and toward making a difference in the lives of Drexel students

  • Italian Pride

Vice President/Dean of Students Special Recognition
Presented to one or two students who have gone above and beyond in their contributions to the Drexel community and whose impact will leave a lasting legacy on the University, as selected by the Vice President/Dean of Students.

  • Isaiah Hoffman, BS biological sciences & BA sociology ’19