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University Graduate Fellowship supports doctoral students

Friday, October 19, 2018

LAWRENCE — More than 30 graduate students at the University of Kansas were selected as University Graduate Fellows for the 2018-2019 academic year. The Office of Graduate Studies distributed approximately $1 million in funding to support domestic and international graduate students in 25 graduate programs.

The goal of the University Graduate Fellowship is to prepare doctoral students as innovators and leaders ready to meet the demands of the academy, industry and our global society. The fellowships are given to first-year doctoral students, first-year doctoral students from underrepresented groups and advanced doctoral students completing their dissertations.

“These fellowships are essential to supporting the research mission of KU and its commitment to graduate student development,” says Dean of Graduate Studies, Michael Roberts. “The University Graduate Fellowship supports graduate students in critical stages, their first year in a doctoral degree program and their final year when they are completing dissertations.”

The fellows are provided with a graduate research assistant position as well as tuition support for one year. Having a GRA allows the graduate students to focus on their research and make progress toward completing their degree.

2018-2019 University Graduate Fellows are listed below. Learn more about these graduate students and their research interests at the University Graduate Fellows site.

Andres Abreu, doctoral student, Department of Physics & Astronomy

Ashleigh Bakke, doctoral student, School of Business

Naomi Betson, doctoral student, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

Brittany Bohrer, doctoral student, Clinical Psychology Program

Kara Caine, doctoral student, Division of Music Education and Music Therapy

Alexandria Rae Chase, doctoral student, Department of Communication Studies

Paloma Perez Clark, doctoral student, Department of Special Education

Shelby Clark, doctoral student, School of Social Welfare

Pere DeRoy, doctoral student, Department of Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies

Rachel Doyle, doctoral student, Clinical Child Psychology Program

Titus Firmin, doctoral student, Department of History

Lynzee Flores, doctoral student, Department of Communication Studies

Trevin Garcia, doctoral student, Department of Linguistics

Pengjian Guan, doctoral student, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Timmia Hearn, doctoral student, Department of Theatre & Dance

Sarah Hofmeyer, doctoral student, School of Public Affairs & Administration

Kimberly Kankiewicz, doctoral student, Department of English

Andrew Kim, doctoral student, Department of Sociology

Hyoju Kim, doctoral student, Department of Linguistics

Brittany Knowlton, doctoral student, Department of Mathematics

Timothy Lee, doctoral student, Department of Psychology

Rucha Mahadik, doctoral student, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Yee-Lum Mak, doctoral student, Department of English

Wendy Aquino Nunez, doctoral student, Department of Molecular Biosciences

Shristi Pawnikar, doctoral student, Computational Biology Program

Nathaniel Pickett, doctoral student, Department of Geography & Atmospheric Science

Si-Won Song, doctoral student, Department of Philosophy

Moneika Sutton, doctoral student, Clinical Child Psychology Program

Erick Taylor, doctoral student, School of Public Affairs & Administration

Hans Tchienga, doctoral student, Department of Medicinal Chemistry

Rachel Trusty, doctoral student, Department of Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies

Xiang Xu, doctoral student, Department of Mathematics.


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