Graduate fellows honored with prestigious awards
Released on 12/12/2008, at 2:00 AM
Office of University Communications
University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Twenty-eight of the nearly 3,800 graduate students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln were recognized Nov. 6 with some of the most prestigious fellowships offered by UNL. Recipients of the Fling Fellowship, the Presidential Fellowship, and the Othmer Fellowship were awarded medals and recognized at the Lied Center for Performing Arts by Chancellor Harvey Perlman, Prem Paul, vice chancellor for research and economic development; and Ellen Weissinger, dean of graduate studies.
Only about 12 percent of fellowship applicants receive awards.
Othmer Fellowships assist in recruiting exceptional scholars who are seeking a terminal degree. Recipients are awarded an assistantship at the highest level offered by their department, plus an additional $7,500 for three years, given continued excellent progress toward the degree.
Fling Fellowships provide outstanding master's and doctoral students at any stage of their program of study a stipend of $20,000. Recipients accept the stipend in lieu of working at an outside job, allowing them to concentrate on their academic work.
Presidential Fellowships are for outstanding doctoral students in the last year of their program. Recipients receive a stipend of $24,000 and agree not to work so they can concentrate on completion of their degree.
A list of award winners by hometown follows. Information includes type of fellowship, degree candidacy and academic major.
Holdrege: Aaron Sawyer, Othmer, master of fine arts, theatre arts.
Papillion: Sandra Jones, Othmer, Ph.D., natural resource sciences.
Scribner: Nathan Probasco, Othmer, Ph.D., history.
South Sioux City: Brenda Pracheil, Fling, Ph.D., natural resource sciences.
An Kui, China: Nan Shao, Presidential, Ph.D., chemistry.
Benton, Maine: Katie Walsh, Fling, Ph.D., psychology.
Bozeman, Mont.: Timothy Reilly, Othmer, Ph.D., marketing.
Camp Hill, Pa.: Christine Rittenour, Presidential, Ph.D., communication studies.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa: Andrew Brown, Othmer, Ph.D., nutrition.
Charlottesville, Va.: Samuel Saunders, Othmer, Ph.D., civil engineering.
Colmar, Pa.: Jordan Blenner, Othmer, Ph.D., psychology.
Daegu, South Korea: Seung Hoon Jang, Othmer, Ph.D., management.
Ellis, Kan.: Joan Dreiling, Othmer, Ph.D., physics and astronomy.
Fort Collins, Colo.: Charles Mitchell, Othmer, master of fine arts, art.
Hacienda Heights, Calif.: Sherry Wang, Fling, Ph.D., educational psychology.
Hall, Ill.: Andrew Brueggeman, Othmer, Ph.D., biochemistry.
Herndon, Va.: David Madden, Fling, Ph.D., English.
Indianapolis, Ind.: Adam Thompson, Othmer, Ph.D., philosophy.
Jiang Su, China: Xiaokang Shen, Presidential, Ph.D., electrical engineering.
Kolkata, India: Arit Ghosh, Othmer, Ph.D., biological sciences.
Lenexa, Kan.: Melanie Langford, Fling, Ph.D., biological sciences.
Massillon, Ohio: Jason Hardin, Othmer, Ph.D., mathematics.
Mexico City, Mexico: Luis Posadas, Othmer, Ph.D., agronomy.
Montello, Wis.: Brandi Berry, Othmer, Ph.D., educational psychology.
Morgantown, W.Va.: Twila Wingrove, Fling, Ph.D., psychology.
Myrtle, Miss.: Christie Wright, Othmer, Ph.D., sociology.
Tangkak, Johore, Malaysia: Jason Ong, Othmer, Ph.D., chemical engineering.
Venice, Italy: Silvia Saccon, Presidential, Ph.D., mathematics.
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- Seung Hoon Jang (color JPEG)
- Sandra Jones (color JPEG)
- Melanie Langford (color JPEG)
- David Madden (color JPEG)
- Charles Mitchell (color JPEG)
- Luis Posadas (color JPEG)
- Brenda Pracheil (color JPEG)
- Nathan Probasco (color JPEG)
- Timothy Reilly (color JPEG)
- Christine Rittenour (color JPEG)
- Silvia Saccon (color JPEG)
- Samuel Saunders (color JPEG)
- Nan Shao (color JPEG)
- Xiaokang Shen (color JPEG)
- Adam Thompson (color JPEG)
- Katie Walsh (color JPEG)
- Sherry Wang (color JPEG)
- Christie Wright (color JPEG)