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EdPA graduate student awards round-up

Graduate students in the Department of Educational Policy and Administration have racked up some impressive awards this year! Read on a for listing of the College, University, and national awards and grants they've accumulated.

Congratulations EdPA grad students!

National
Moosung Lee (Ph.D. candidate, comparative and international development education) won the 2008 Graduate Student Research Award at the 49th Annual Adult Education Research Conference, St. Louis, Missouri, for his paper "The History of UNESCO's Lifelong Learning Policy Discourses: An Enduring Social Democratic Liberalist Project of Global Educational Development." The paper was co-authored with Tom Friedrich (Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction).

Diana Yefanova and Candy Schnepf (Ph.D. students, comparative and international development education) have each been named recipients of an Alexander Dubcek Fund Grant Award. The award supports the recipient's research in a country of Eastern Europe.

Jinous Kasravi (Ph.D. student, comparative and international development education) has been named one of only two national recipients of the 2008-09 Ping Doctoral Fellowship from the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE). The $20,000 award supports dissertation research on topics relevant to international educational exchange.

Peggy DeLapp (Ph.D. student, educational administration) has been named a SIFEPP Conference Fellow and will participate in the conference titled The States' Impact on Federal Education Policy: New Perspectives in Research and the Historical Record which takes place in Washington, D.C. on May 8 and 9, 2008.

Giljae Lee (Ph.D. student, higher education) has been selected as a Fellow for the 2008 National Summer Data Policy Institute for research on the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) and National Science Foundation (NSF) databases.

Yong-Lyun Kim (Ph.D., educational administration, 2007) has been named the winner of the Dissertation of the Year Award by the AERA Research on the Superintendency Special Interest Group. The award was presented in New York at the 2008 AERA convention.

Emanda Thomas (Ph.D. student, educational administration) has been selected to attend the David L. Clark National Graduate Student Research Seminar in Educational Administration & Policy. The Clark Seminar is sponsored by the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA), Divisions A and L of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), and Corwin Press.


University
John Flomo (Ph.D. student, higher education) been awarded a Compton International Peace Fellowship by the University of Minnesota Interdisciplinary Center for Global Change. The $24,000 award supports both exploratory fieldwork and dissertation research.

Yongling Zhang (Ph.D. student, comparative and international development education): 2008-09 Doctoral Fellowship from the Office of International Programs (OIP) at the University of Minnesota and a U of M Graduate School Thesis Research Grant.

Kate McCleary (Ph.D. student, comparative and international development education) has been awarded an International Pre-Dissertation and Small Grant Award from the Office of International Programs to support her research in Nicaragua.

Mary Denton (Ed.D. candidate, educational administration) has been awarded the Schochet Endowment Award for Best Graduate Paper. The Steven J. Schochet GLBTA Studies Awards for Excellence in Creativity & Scholarship recognize papers and projects done by students in the field of GLBT Studies at the University of Minnesota. Mary has also received awards from the following University organizations in spring 2008 to support her research: Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender Association; Graduate and Professional Student Association; and the Office of University Women.


College
Jinous Kasravi and Nancy O'Brien (Ph.D. students, comparative and international development education): Graduate Student Awards from the Women's Philanthropic Leadership Circle (WPLC).

Mary Denton (Ed.D. candidate, educational administration): Seashore Endowed Fellowship.

Elizabeth Stallman (Ph.D., candidate, comparative and international development education): Ruth Eckert Scholarship.

Kyoung-Ah Nam (Ph.D. candidate, comparative and international development education): Robert and Corrie Beck Graduate Fellowship. Larry Wilson Scholarship.

Tara Harvey (Ph.D. student, comparative and international development education): Advanced Studies Student Scholarship.

Akiko Maeker (Ph.D. student, comparative and international development education): Corcoran Research Travel Award.

Tom Delaney (Ph.D. student, educational administration): Corcoran Research Travel Award.

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