Department Excellence Awards

The faculty of the Marketing Department present graduate students awards for contributions to the department during the academic year.

The Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Graduate Student is presented to a graduate student who is at least in their second year. Criteria for this award include teaching evaluations, course structure and overall contributions to students.

The Award for Excellence in Research by a Graduate Student is presented to a graduate student based upon their research productivity. Criteria for this award are the number of publications in journals and research presentations at national and international conferences.

The Baker Award for Excellence in Service by a Graduate Student is presented to a graduate student, which is voted on not only by the faculty, but with feedback from fellow doctoral students and staff members. The service award is presented to the graduate student who is the best "departmental citizen," who supports their fellow students, participates actively in hosting the Nebraska Doctoral Symposium and participates actively in the doctoral student group.

Matthew Hall with Sohi
Matthew Hall with Dr. Ravi Sohi
Matthew Hall with Dr. Ravi Sohi again
2018-2019 Graduate Student Award Recipients
  • Matthew Hall, Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Graduate Student
  • Aditya Gupta, Award for Excellence in Research by a Graduate Student
  • Matthew Hall, Baker Award for Excellence in Service by a Graduate Student
Past Recipients of the Department Excellence Awards

College and University Awards

  • Nebraska Outstanding Graduate Student Research Assistant Award

    This award, presented by the Office of Graduate Studies, recognizes the excellent quality of research carried out by Nebraska graduate students.

  • UNL Graduate Student Teaching Assistant Award

    The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Graduate Teaching Assistant Award has been established as a part of the Awards Program of the Nebraska Alumni Association. The award honors outstanding teaching, provides encouragement and incentive for teaching excellence, and emphasizes the importance of teaching to the well being of Nebraska. The names of award recipients are displayed on a permanent plaque in the Wick Alumni Center.

2018-2019 College of Business Graduate Student Teaching Award

Abigail Nappier Cherup


2018-2019 College of Business Graduate Research Assistant Award

Abigail Nappier Cherup


2017-2018 College of Business Graduate Student Teaching Award

Matthew Hall


2017-2018 College of Business Graduate Research Assistant Award

Matthew Hall


2016-2017 College of Business Graduate Student Teaching Award

Lynn Matthews


2013-2014 College of Business Graduate Student Teaching Assistant Award

Jessica Mikeska


2012-2013 College of Business Graduate Student Teaching Assistant Award

Jeff Johnson


2012-2013 College of Business Graduate Student Research Assistant Award

Joseph Matthes


2011-2012 College of Business Graduate Student Research Assistant Award

Justine Rapp


2010-2011 College of Business Graduate Student Teaching Assistant Award
2011-2012 Presidential Fellowship

Shannon Cummins


2007-2008 College of Business Graduate Student Teaching Assistant Award

Julie Pennington


2002-2003 UNL Graduate Student Teaching Assistant Award
2002-2003 College of Business Graduate Student Teaching Assistant Award

Lynne (Susie) Pryor


2001-2002 College of Business Graduate Student Teaching Assistant Award

Lee McGinnis


2008-2009 College of Business Graduate Student Research Assistant Award

Mike Krush


2007-2008 College of Business Graduate Student Research Assistant Award
2007-2008 Maude Fling Fellowship

Clinton Lanier


2006-2007 College of Business Graduate Student Research Assistant Award
2007-2008 Presidential Fellowship

Amber Epp


2004-2005 UNL Graduate Student Research Assistant Award
2004-2005 College of Business Graduate Student Research Assistant Award
2005-2006 Presidential Fellowship

Risto Moisio


2002-2003 Maude Fling Fellowship

Theo Cronis


1998-1999 Maude Fling Fellowship

Cara Okleshen Peters


2004-2005 Presidential Fellowship

Avinash Malshe


2003-2004 Presidential Fellowship

Fleura Bardhi

Excellence in Teaching by a Graduate Student

The faculty of the Marketing Department present graduate students awards for contributions to the department during the academic year.

The Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Graduate Student is presented to a graduate student who is at least in their second year. Criteria for this award include teaching evaluations, course structure and overall contributions to students.

Past Recipients
  • Darrel Muehling 1980-1981
  • Les Carlson 1983-84
  • Russ Laczniak 1986-87
  • Carol Meyer 1989-90
  • Jim Roberts 1990-91
  • Suresh Subramanian 1990-91
  • Kevin Coulson 1991-92
  • Cecelia Wittmayer 1992-93
  • Ken Anselmi 1993-94
  • Madhavan Parthasarathy 1994-95
  • Carl Witte 1995-96
  • Marko Grünhagen 1996-97
  • Cara Okleshen 1996-97
  • Marko Grünhagen 1997-98
  • Mike Tippins 1998-99
  • Matt Bunker 1999-2000
  • Susie Pryor 2000-01
  • Tom Barber 2001-02
  • Mariam Beruchashvili 2002-03
  • Amber Epp 2003-04
  • Clinton D. Lanier Jr. 2004-05
  • Julie Pennington 2005-06
  • Aubrey R. Fowler III 2006-07
  • Robert L. Harrison III 2007-08
  • Michael T. Krush 2008-09
  • Shannon Cummins 2009-10
  • Shipra Gupta 2010-11
  • Jeff Johnson 2010-11
  • Justine Rapp 2011-12
  • Joseph Matthes 2011-12
  • Joseph Matthes 2012-13
  • Jenifer Skiba 2013-14
  • Elise Harvey 2013-14
  • Arvind Agrawal 2014-15
  • Lynn Phillips 2015-16
  • Abby Nappier Cherup, 2016-17
  • Aditya Gupta, 2017-18
  • Excellence in Research by a Graduate Student

    The faculty of the Marketing Department present graduate students awards for contributions to the department during the academic year.

    The Award for Excellence in Research by a Graduate Student is presented to a graduate student based upon their research productivity. Criteria for this award are the number of publications in journals and research presentations at national and international conferences.

    Past Recipients
    • Darrel Muehling 1981-82
    • Les Carlson 1982-83
    • Russ Laczniak 1985-86
    • Ann Walsh 1988-89
    • Sunkyu Jun 1991-92
    • Madhavan Parthasarathy 1992-93
    • Mary Martin 1994-95
    • Deb Dahab 1995-96
    • Mike Tippins 1996-97
    • Cara Okleshen 1997-98
    • Suraj Commuri 1999-2000
    • Ahmet Ekici 1999-2000
    • Matt Bunker 2000-01
    • Susie Pryor 2001-02
    • Fleura Bardhi 2002-03
    • Athinodoros Chronis 2002-02
    • Avinash Malshe 2003-04
    • Risto Moisio 2003-04
    • Maia Beruchashvili 2004-05
    • Amber Epp 2005-06
    • Clinton D. Lanier Jr. 2006-07
    • Michael T. Krush 2007-08
    • Justine M. Rapp 2009-10
    • Shannon Cummins 2010-11
    • Jeff Johnson 2011-12
    • Jessica Mikeska 2012-13
    • Lynn Phillips 2014-15
    • Jenifer Skiba, 2015-16
    • Matthew Hall, 2017-18
    • Abigail Nappier Cherup, 2017-18

    Baker Award for Excellence in Service by a Graduate Student

    The faculty of the Marketing Department present graduate students awards for contributions to the department during the academic year.

    The Baker Award for Excellence in Service by a Graduate Student is presented to a graduate student, which is voted on not only by the faculty, but with feedback from fellow doctoral students and staff members. The service award is presented to the graduate student who is the best "departmental citizen," who supports their fellow students, participates actively in hosting the Nebraska Doctoral Symposium and participates actively in the doctoral student group.

    Past Recipients
    • Stacey Menzel Baker 1995-96
    • Tim Burkink 1996-97
    • Suraj Commuri 1997-98
    • Athinodoros Chronis 1998-99
    • Lee McGinnis 1999-2000
    • Fleura Bardhi 2001-02
    • Athinodoros Chronis 2002-03
    • Avinash Malshe 2002-03
    • Mariam Beruchashvili 2003-04
    • Amber Epp 2004-05
    • Aubrey R. Fowler III 2005-06
    • Mike Krush 2006-07
    • Shannon Cummins 2007-08
    • Ed Nowlin 2008-09
    • Timothy M. Reilly 2009-10
    • Justine M. Rapp 2010-11
    • Jessica Mikeska 2011-12
    • Shipra Gupta 2012-13
    • Joseph Matthes 2013-14
    • Jenifer Skiba, 2014-15
    • Lynn Phillips, 2015-16
    • Abby Nappier Cherup, 2016-17
    • Aditya Gupta, 2016-17
    • Shilpa Somraj, 2017-18