Recent Awards and Honors

Hefter receives Dissertation Research Grant

Sheera Hefter, a doctoral student in the school psychology concentration, was  awarded a 2014 Dissertation Research Grant from the UMass Amherst Graduate School.  These grants are offered to assist doctoral students in the completion of their dissertations, as well as to provide recognition of their research and accomplishments.

Lazdowski receives Dissertation Research Grant

Kathleen Lazdowski, a doctoral student in the language literacy and culture concentration, was awarded a 2014 Dissertation Research Grant from the UMass Amherst Graduate School.  These grants are offered to assist doctoral students in the completion of their dissertations, as well as to provide recognition of their research and accomplishments.

Morton receives service learning award

Lauren Morton, an education minor and participant in the College’s TEAMS project who will enter the fall 2014 TEACH Bridges to the Future pathway, received an Academic Engagement for Community Transformation Award by the Provost’s Committee on Service-Learning. The award recognizes Morton’s leadership, academic excellence, and contribution to the community through a service learning course.

Peneston receives service learning award

Kelly Peneston, a doctoral student in the school psychology concentration, received an Academic Engagement for Community Transformation Award from the Provost’s Committee on Service-Learning. This award recognizes leadership, academic excellence, and contribution to a community through a service-learning course.

Thoma awarded a Fulbright assistantship

Hanni Thoma, a master’s degree candidate in the language, literacy and culture concentration, was awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship. Thoma will teach either English or American Studies at a university in Budapest, Hungary, and serve as a part-time advisor at the Fulbright Education USA Advising Center, also in Budapest, from September 2014 until May 2015.