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Graduate Student Awards

Every year the department recognizes graduate students for their research and teaching. Congratulations to the following departmental award recipients for 2021:

Wasby-Johnson Dissertation Award

Mauricio Betancourt De La Parra

Dawn Harfmann


Lawrence Carter Graduate Student Research Award

Kindra De’Arman


Joan Acker Graduate Fellowship

Jinsun Yang


Charles W. Hunt Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

Michelle Alexander


Research Award for Publication

Mauricio Betancourt De La Parra: “The effect of Cuban agroecology in mitigating the metabolic rift: A quantitative approach to Latin American food production,” Global Environmental Change (2020).


Research Award for Data Collection and Presentation

Natasha Erickson

Myra Haverda

Haisu Huang


Spring awards from the Graduate School include:

Gary E. Smith Summer Professional Development Award

Mila Listrovaya


David S. Easly Memorial Award

Kindra De’Arman