Graduate Student Excellence Awards

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.

2015-2016 Graduate Student Award Recipients
  • Jenifer Skiba, Award for Excellence in Research by a Graduate Student
  • Lynn Phillips, Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Graduate Student and Baker Award for Excellence in Service by a Graduate Student
Past Recipients of the Department Excellence Awards

College and University Awards

  • UNL Outstanding Graduate Student Research Assistant Award

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

2013-2014 CBA Graduate Student Teaching Assistant Award
Jessica Mikeska
Jessica Mikeska
2012-2013 CBA Graduate Student Teaching Assistant Award
Jeff Johnson
Jeff Johnson
2012-2013 CBA Graduate Student Research Assistant Award
Joseph Matthes
Joseph Matthes
2011-2012 CBA Graduate Student Research Assistant Award
Justine Rapp
Justine Rapp
2010-2011 CBA Graduate Student Teaching Assistant Award
2011-2012 Presidential Fellowship
Shannon Cummins
Shannon Cummins
2007-2008 CBA Graduate Student Teaching Assistant Award
Julie Pennington
Julie Pennington
2002-2003 UNL Graduate Student Teaching Assistant Award
2002-2003 CBA Graduate Student Teaching Assistant Award
Lynne (Susie) Pryor
Lynne Pryor
2001-2002 CBA Graduate Student Teaching Assistant Award
Lee McGinnis
Lee McGinnins
2008-2009 CBA Graduate Student Research Assistant Award
Mike Krush
Mike Krush
2007-2008 CBA Graduate Student Research Assistant Award
2007-2008 Maude Fling Fellowship
Clinton Lanier
Clinton Lanier
2006-2007 CBA Graduate Student Research Assistant Award
2007-2008 Presidential Fellowship
Amber Epp
Amber Epp
2004-2005 UNL Graduate Student Research Assistant Award
2004-2005 CBA Graduate Student Research Assistant Award
2005-2006 Presidential Fellowship
Risto Moisio
Risto Moisio
2002-2003 Maude Fling Fellowship
Theo Cronis
Theo Cronis
1998-1999 Maude Fling Fellowship
Cara Okleshen Peters
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 1983-1984
  • Russ Laczniak 1986-1987
  • Carol Meyer 1989-1990
  • Jim Roberts 1990-1991
  • Suresh Subramanian 1990-1991
  • Kevin Coulson 1991-1992
  • Cecelia Wittmayer 1992-1993
  • Ken Anselmi 1993-1994
  • Madhavan Parthasarathy 1994-1995
  • Carl Witte 1995-1996
  • Marko Grünhagen 1996-1997
  • Cara Okleshen 1996-1997
  • Marko Grünhagen 1997-1998
  • Mike Tippins 1998-1999
  • Matt Bunker 1999-2000
  • Susie Pryor 2000-2001
  • Tom Barber 2001-2002
  • Mariam Beruchashvili 2002-2003
  • Amber Epp 2003-2004
  • Clinton D. Lanier Jr. 2004-2005
  • Julie Pennington 2005-2006
  • Aubrey R. Fowler III 2006-2007
  • Robert L. Harrison III 2007-2008
  • Michael T. Krush 2008-2009
  • Shannon Cummins 2009-2010
  • Shipra Gupta 2010-2011
  • Jeff Johnson 2010-2011
  • Justine Rapp 2011-2012
  • Joseph Matthes 2011-2012
  • Joseph Matthes 2012-2013
  • Jenifer Skiba 2013-2014
  • Elise Harvey 2013-2014
  • Arvind Agrawal 2014-2015
  • Lynn Phillips 2015-2016

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 1981-1982
  • Les Carlson 1982-1983
  • Russ Laczniak 1985-1986
  • Ann Walsh 1988-1989
  • Sunkyu Jun 1991-1992
  • Madhavan Parthasarathy 1992-1993
  • Mary Martin 1994-1995
  • Deb Dahab 1995-1996
  • Mike Tippins 1996-1997
  • Cara Okleshen 1997-1998
  • Suraj Commuri 1999-2000
  • Ahmet Ekici 1999-2000
  • Matt Bunker 2000-2001
  • Susie Pryor 2001-2002
  • Fleura Bardhi 2002-2003
  • Athinodoros Chronis 2002-2002
  • Avinash Malshe 2003-2004
  • Risto Moisio 2003-2004
  • Maia Beruchashvili 2004-2005
  • Amber Epp 2005-2006
  • Clinton D. Lanier Jr. 2006-2007
  • Michael T. Krush 2007-2008
  • Justine M. Rapp 2009-2010
  • Shannon Cummins 2010-2011
  • Jeff Johnson 2011-2012
  • Jessica Mikeska 2012-2013
  • Lynn Phillips 2014-2015
  • Jenifer Skiba, 2015-2016

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 1995-1996
  • Tim Burkink 1996-1997
  • Suraj Commuri 1997-1998
  • Athinodoros Chronis 1998-1999
  • Lee McGinnis 1999-2000
  • Fleura Bardhi 2001-2002
  • Athinodoros Chronis 2002-2003
  • Avinash Malshe 2002-2003
  • Mariam Beruchashvili 2003-2004
  • Amber Epp 2004-2005
  • Aubrey R. Fowler III 2005-2006
  • Mike Krush 2006-2007
  • Shannon Cummins 2007-2008
  • Ed Nowlin 2008-2009
  • Timothy M. Reilly 2009-2010
  • Justine M. Rapp 2010-2011
  • Jessica Mikeska 2011-2012
  • Shipra Gupta 2012-2013
  • Joseph Matthes 2013-2014
  • Jenifer Skiba, 2014-2015
  • Lynn Phillips, 2015-2016