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Outstanding Graduate Students Presented with Regents' Honor Awards


Posted 05/09/2014
Submitted by Cheryl MacMath
Category: Campus Announcements, Student Announcements

Front row (l-r): Provost Sharon L. Vasquez, Board of Regents Chair Lucille M. Nickerson, Karin Kido, Carmen Hernandez-Ojeda, Michael Damone, Elias Mullane, Gretchen Nelson, and Karim Ibrahim. Back row (l-r): Associate Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies Frederick Sweitzer, Krystian Tkaczewski, Keith Kucinskas, Kara Kuchachik, and President Walter Harrison. Not pictured: Daniel Reuter
Front row (l-r): Provost Sharon L. Vasquez, Board of Regents Chair Lucille M. Nickerson, Karin Kido, Carmen Hernandez-Ojeda, Michael Damone, Elias Mullane, Gretchen Nelson, and Karim Ibrahim. Back row (l-r): Associate Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies Frederick Sweitzer, Krystian Tkaczewski, Keith Kucinskas, Kara Kuchachik, and President Walter Harrison. Not pictured: Daniel Reuter

Lucille M. Nickerson, chair of the Board of Regents, presented the Regents' Honor Awards for Graduate Students at a ceremony on April 30, during the Graduate Research/Creativity Symposium.

This award is the highest recognition of accomplishment that the University bestows on graduate students. Criteria for selection include a GPA of at least 3.80, significant scholarship, and community service.

The 10 awardees for 2014 are listed below.


Regents’ Honor Awards for Graduate Students

Karim Ibrahim
Doctor of Clinical Psychology
College of Arts and Sciences
Faculty Advisor: John Mehm

Kara Kuchachik
Doctor of Physical Therapy
College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions
Faculty Advisor: Catherine Certo

Gretchen Nelson
Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership
College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions
Faculty Advisor: Karen I. Case

Krystian Tkaczewski
Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance
The Hartt School
Faculty Advisors: T. Clark Saunders and David Westfall

Michael A. Damone
Master of Science in Accounting and Taxation
Barney School of Business
Faculty Advisor: Pamela Weaver

Carmen G. Hernandez-Ojeda
Master of Arts in Communication
College of Arts and Sciences
Faculty Advisor: Susan Grantham

Karin Kido
Master of Education in Early Childhood Education
College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions
Faculty Advisor: Paige Bray

Keith Kucinskas
Master of Engineering — Mechanical Engineering
College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture
Faculty Advisor: Cy Yavuzturk

Elias Mullane
Master of Music in Music Theory and Guitar Performance
The Hartt School
Faculty Advisor: Patrick Miller

Daniel Reuter
Master of Fine Arts in Photography
Hartford Art School
Faculty Advisor: Robert Lyons

Front row (l-r): Provost Sharon L. Vasquez, Board of Regents Chair Lucille M. Nickerson, Karin Kido, Carmen Hernandez-Ojeda, Michael Damone, Elias Mullane, Gretchen Nelson, and Karim Ibrahim. Back row (l-r): Associate Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies Frederick Sweitzer, Krystian Tkaczewski, Keith Kucinskas, Kara Kuchachik, and President Walter Harrison. Not pictured: Daniel Reuter
Front row (l-r): Provost Sharon L. Vasquez, Board of Regents Chair Lucille M. Nickerson, Karin Kido, Carmen Hernandez-Ojeda, Michael Damone, Elias Mullane, Gretchen Nelson, and Karim Ibrahim. Back row (l-r): Associate Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies Frederick Sweitzer, Krystian Tkaczewski, Keith Kucinskas, Kara Kuchachik, and President Walter Harrison. Not pictured: Daniel Reuter

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