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Averitt Awards for Excellence in Graduate Research and Instruction

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).

2019 Averitt Award Winner: Jessica Watts – Excellence in Research

2018 Averitt Award Winner: Carson Hollingsworth – Excellence in Instruction

Previous Award Winners

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

Year Student Name Department
2019 Jessica Watts Biology
2019 Carson Hollingsworth Kinesiology Concentration in Physical Education
2018 Gustavo Silveira Music
2018 Jose A. Sanchez Biology
2017 John David Curlis Biology
2017 Ray A. Delva English
2016 Heidi Moye History
2016 Martin Muinos MSAE
2016 Desiree Riley English
2015 Joshua Holloway Mathematics
2015 Zachary Dietrich PhD Psychology
2014 Aaron Roberts English
2014 Cameron Cato MSAE – Electrical Engineering
2013 Lauren Deaner 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: 6/7/2019