Awarded to a student who has demonstrated exceptional professional growth during their tenure as an MS-OPWL student.
Awarded to students who achieved a perfect 4.0 GPA throughout their study.
♦ Graduated with Honors ♦
Started in 2017 to recognize the scholarship of those students that:
- Earned an overall GPA of 3.8 or better
- Scored 27 or better on their portfolio defense
- Earned a designation on their portfolio defense as “Outstanding” by examiners
To achieve all three of these requires an extraordinary degree of attention to detail, sacrifice, and stamina across multiple years of study, as well as the demonstrated ability to perform individually and on a team on many difficult projects.
To receive an outstanding designation on your portfolio defense, means that you demonstrated an unusually high level of fluency with the material that goes beyond technical proficiency, and confidence in what you know reflecting an ownership of your knowledge. It also requires an uncommonly high level of self-reflection as well as intellectual honesty in identifying your own mistakes and what you would have done differently on the projects you have completed.
★ Outstanding Graduate ★
Awarded 1997 – 2016
The Outstanding Graduate award recognizes exemplary performance:
- in course participation which contributed not only to the individual’s own learning but lifted the learning for all participants in the course
- in the classroom
- on the culminating activity
The faculty looks forward to the positive impact these graduates will make in the workplace in the years to come.
|2016||Ieva Swanson||Matt Romano
|2015||Jeff Bartley||Gordon Hood||Trevor Sparrow|
|2014||Bryan Horveath||Heather Lutz
|2013||Julie Kwan||Susan Benson||Linda Urban|
|2012||Annette Wisniewski||Brad Inderbitzen|
|2011||Leslie Harper||DeAnn Allen|
|2009||William Piersol||Dennis Ahrens||Benjamin Duman|
|2008||Brian Ronald||Shelley Ann Berg Gable|
|2006||Joann Swanson||Elizabeth Johnson|
Terri Lynn Cardona
|Natalia Muller||Allison Smith-Hobbs
|2004||Linda Duchscherer||Carlyn Blake
|2003||Denise Van Tassell|
The Excellence in Practice Award was started in 2010 and is presented twice a year to a student in the master’s degree program who is an exemplary learner, has used evidence-based practices in his/her course work, and has made important contributions to the professional community beyond the classroom.
|2012||Karen Meister||Connie Nitu|
|2011||Laura Flanagan||Christin Lundberg|
|2010||Barbara Spice||Brett Christensen|