From Art Walzer, Director of Graduate Studies
Congratulations to Amy Patrick (advisor: Dan Philippon) and Clancy Ratliff (advisor: Mary Schuster) who were selected as doctoral dissertation fellows for 2005-06. The fellowship includes a stipend of $17,500 and benefits.
Although I do not know how many nominations were made, there are 180 graduate programs at the University and larger programs can nominate several students. Although statistics for this year's competition are not currently available, last year 76 fellowships were awarded: 42 to students in science and engineering; 31 to students in social science and humanities; 3 to students in business. We are indeed honored to have two RSTC students selected as fellows this year.
Clancy and Amy, and advisors, Dan and Mary: you have made us proud!
Industrial Affiliates Fellowship Winners
M.S. S&TC student Linda Hardin Diebes has been awarded the US Bank Industrial Affiliates Program (IAP) Fellowship for 2005-2006. M.S. student, Melissa Christ received the Medtronic Fellowship and Ph.D. candidate, Linda Clemens received the Unisys Fellowship.
B.S. S&TC student Harold Klein was recently awarded a $1,000 scholarship from Philanthrofund on behalf of Medtronic. Philanthrofund awards scholarships for individuals who have demonstrated leadership and service in the GLBT community. The scholarship is for the 2005/2006 academic year.
Congratulations to RSTC doctoral candidate Jennifer Novak, who was recently selected as one of the Society for Technical Communication's (STC) Graduate Student Scholarship recipients. This is quite an honor for Jennifer and for the department. (For more information on the STC's scholarship program, visit
www.stc.org/scholarshipInfo.asp The program is open to BS, MS, MA, and PhD students.)
Greg Schneider is this year's winner of the Graduate Student Teaching Excellence Award. Congratulations to Greg!