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Graduate Student Excellence Awards

Graduate Student Excellence Awards

Department Excellence Awards

The faculty of the Department of Marketing 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.

2021-2022 Graduate Student Award Recipients
  • Carissa Kim, Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Graduate Student
  • Ravi Agarwal, Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Graduate Student
  • Carissa Kim, Baker Award for Excellence in Service by a Graduate Student
Past Recipients of the Department Excellence Awards

College and University Awards

  • Nebraska Outstanding Graduate Research and Creative Activities 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.

CoB Graduate Student Teaching Assistant Award
  • Abigail Nappier Cherup, 2018-19
  • Matthew Hall, 2017-18
  • Lynn Matthews, 2016-17
  • Jessica Mikeska, 2013-14
  • Jeff Johnson, 2012-13
  • Shannon Cummins, 2010-11
  • Julie Pennington, 2007-08
  • Lynne (Susie) Pryor, 2002-03
  • Lee McGinnis, 2001-02
CoB Graduate Student Research Assistant Award
  • Abigail Nappier Cherup, 2018-19
  • Matthew Hall, 2017-18
  • Joseph Matthes, 2012-13
  • Justine Rapp, 2011-12
  • Mike Krush, 2008-09
  • Clinton Lanier, 2007-08
  • Amber Epp, 2006-07
  • Risto Moisio, 2004-05
University Awards

Presidential Fellowship

  • Shannon Cummins, 2011-12
  • Amber Epp, 2007-08
  • Risto Moisio, 2005-06
  • Avinash Malshe, 2004-05
  • Fleura Bardhi, 2003-04

UNL Graduate Student Teaching Assistant Award

  • Lynne (Susie) Pryor, 2002-03

UNL Graduate Student Research Assistant Award

  • Risto Moisio, 2004-05

Maude Fling Fellowship

  • Clinton Lanier, 2007-08
  • Theo Chronis, 2002-03
  • Cara Okleshen Peters, 1998-99

Excellence in Teaching by a Graduate Student

The faculty of the Department of Marketing 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, 1980-81
  • 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
  • Matthew Hall, 2018-19
  • Ravi Agarwal, 2019-20
  • Shilpa Somraj, 2020-21

Excellence in Research by a Graduate Student

The faculty of the Department of Marketing 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
  • Aditya Gupta, 2018-19
  • Shilpa Somraj, 2019-20

Baker Award for Excellence in Service by a Graduate Student

The faculty of the Department of Marketing 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
  • Matthew Hall, 2018-19