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Averitt Awards for Excellence in Graduate Research and Instruction

Averiit Award Crystal Eagle Trophy
The Averitt Award is the highest honor bestowed upon graduate students within the Jack N. Averitt College of Graduate Studies and is funded by the Graduate Student  Organization (GSO). Through nominations from each department’s graduate program faculty, two semi-finalists will be chosen by the Graduate Program’s Director/Coordinator, one from each category (Excellence in Research and Excellence in Instruction). The Averitt Award will consist of two separate $1,000 cash prizes and a Crystal Eagle trophy. This trophy has been specially designed for the award and clearly denotes the name of the awardee and the classification of the award (Excellence in Research or Excellence in Instruction).


2017 Averitt Award Winner: John David Curlis – Excellence in Research – J. Checo Colón-Gaud (Faculty Advisor)


2017 Averitt Award Winner: Ray A. Delva – Excellence in Instruction – Dustin Anderson (Faculty Advisor)

Previous Award Winners

To learn more about the College’s first Averitt Award recipients,
please read the press release.

Year Student Name Department
2017  John David Curlis MS Biology
2017  Ray A. Delva  MA English
2016 Heidi Moye MA History
2016 Martin Muinos MSAE
2016 Desiree Riley MA English
2015 Joshua Holloway MA Mathematics
2015 Zachary Dietrich PhD Psychology
2014 Aaron Roberts MA English
2014 Cameron Cato MSAE – Electrical Engineering
2013 Lauren Deaner MS Biology
2013 Amit Arora PhD Logistics
2012 Carl Nicholas “Nick” Keiser Biology
2012 Johnathan Craig Martin Psychology
2011 Tomas Condon Biology
2011 Drew Keane English

Last updated: 2/20/2018