The Graduate School has announced their annual celebration of graduate students for outstanding achievement in research, community service, teaching and leadership during academic year 2019-2020.

As the Dean of the Graduate School, Susan Barbour writes, “A strong public institution like UNC-Chapel Hill is only as strong as the people who drive its research, teaching and service missions. Carolina graduate students play critical roles in all three of our University’s missions. These students are rising researchers and scholars who ask the insightful questions that move their disciplines forward. They are gifted educators who both teach and inspire undergraduates to follow their own dreams. They are dedicated public servants whose work across the state brings comfort, relief and honor to the people of North Carolina.”

Below are SON graduate students who’s work garnered recognition by earning a variety of impressive awards and scholarships. We would like to echo Dean Guskiewicz’s words in congratulating them, as well as all our students who’s research and outreach strives to improve health for all: “Graduate students establish important connections between UNC-Chapel Hill and communities across North Carolina and around the world. They seek collaboration, value compassion and apply their knowledge in novel ways. On behalf of our University community, I thank our graduate students for all that they do.”

  • Gill Adynski, Hillman Foundation Scholars Research Award
  • Carolyn Battle, North Carolina Nurses Association Mary Lewis Wyche Scholarship
  • Martha Grace Cromeens, NRSA Fellowship (F31) – National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Sigma Theta Tau Research Award; Hillman Foundation Scholars Research Award
  • Cass Dictus, Hillman Foundation Scholars Research Award
  • Sherita House, Uniformed Services University TriService Nursing Research Award
  • Alasia Ledford, Hillman Foundation Scholars Research Award
  • Kelly Tan, NRSA Fellowship (F31) – National Institute of Nursing Research; Hillman Foundation Scholars Research Award