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Wilder Students, Faculty Honored for Outstanding Work

Wilder Students, Faculty Honored for Outstanding Work
Wilder Students, Faculty Honored for Outstanding Work

Students and faculty at the Wilder School were recently honored for their outstanding work and contributions.

“We have exceptional students and faculty, and it’s important to acknowledge their academic accomplishments,” said Niraj Verma, Ph.D., dean of the Wilder School. “We want to encourage their scholarship to help fulfill our mission of advancing research that informs public policy and decision making to improve our communities.”

The Wilder School recognized 32 students at an awards program on Mon., April 25:

Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award

  • Sharice Aziz, Criminal Justice
  • Brian Coffman, Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness
  • Luanda Fiscella,, Urban and Regional Studies
  • Justin Grenzebach, Urban and Regional Studies
  • Justin Grubbs, Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness
  • Leanne Mlincsek, Criminal Justice
  • Joseph Winter, Urban and Regional Studies

Outstanding Graduate Student Award

  • Hayley Angel, Urban and Regional Studies
  • Nicole Barry, Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness
  • Thomas Burns, Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness
  • Dan Dabrowski, Urban and Regional Studies
  • Charles Hartgrove, Master of Public Administration
  • Gretchen Hubbard, Master of Public Administration
  • Sun Melissa Jun, Master of Public Administration
  • Linh Thi Nguyen, Criminal Justice
  • Grant Rissler, Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration

Scholarship Recipients

  • Dhara Amin, Excellence in Virginia Government Awards Scholarship
  • Axana Soltan, Excellence in Virginia Government Awards Scholarship
  • Kafui Ayassou, Jeffrey S. Cribbs Scholarship
  • HyeonUk Bak, Eva S. Hardy Scholarship
  • Brandon Hatcher, Edward E. Willey Graduate Award for Excellence Scholarship
  • Leanne Mlincsek, Phi Kappa Phi Undergraduate Student Scholarship and Wayne C. Hall Undergraduate Scholarship
  • Michaela Martin, VCPA–T. Edward Temple Scholarship
  • Safoorah Mughal, James Hooker Memorial Scholarship
  • Yali Pang, Leigh E. Grosenick Scholarship
  • Sara Rozmus, John R. Marlles Scholarship
  • Grant Rissler, Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Student Scholarship
  • Denver Supinger, VLGMA–T. Edward Temple Scholarship

Black History in the Making Award

  • BreAuna Beasley
  • Mohamed Alie-Cox
  • Javon Davis
  • Shekinah Mitchell

On April 19, seven Wilder School faculty received honors for outstanding work:

  • Elsie Harper-Anderson, Ph.D., assistant professor of Urban and Regional Planning/Studies, Excellence in Teaching Award
  • Myung Jin, Ph.D., assistant professor of Public Administration, Excellence in Scholarship Award
  • Blythe Bowman, Ph.D., associate professor and undergraduate coordinator of Criminal Justice, Excellence in Service Award
  • John Mahoney, associate professor and assistant dean for undergraduate academic affairs, Professionalism Award
  • John Accordino, Ph.D., professor and director of the Center for Urban and Regional Analysis, Excellence in Public Policy or Practice Award
  • Tom Jacobson, AICP, Distinguished Adjunct Award
  • Salta Liebert, Ph.D., associate professor of Public Administration, Excellence in Mentoring Award

Wilder Students, Faculty Honored for Outstanding Work