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May awards and highlights

Here’s a roundup of honors for CMU faculty, staff and students from the past month

Contact: ​Jeff Johnston


Central Michigan University faculty, students, staff, alumni, colleges and departments regularly receive accolades and honors. Here's a roundup of recognition from May.

Meteorology student wins award

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Meteorology major Olivia VanBuskirk, from Port Huron, Michigan, has won $10,000 in the inaugural American Meteorological Society's Women in Science Scholarship for her senior year in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences.

A group of female scientists funds the award to support the next generation of women in science.

Ed leadership secures partners

CMU has partnered with Texas Tech University and the National Institute for Excellence in Teaching through a Supporting Effective Educator Development partnership award. 

The nonmonetary award matches universities with prior recipients of U.S. Department of Education SEED grants to share knowledge.  

Apparel association honors student

Fashion merchandising and design senior Megan Daniels, of Holland, Michigan, won second place in the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists' 2019 Concept 2 Consumer Student Merchandising Competition.

She received $750 and a one-year student membership from AATCC and $350 from tech firm W.L. Gore and Associates.

Centralis scholar adds to honors

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Dennis Weaver, a CMU meteorology sophomore from Trenton, Ohio, and a Centralis scholar, was selected as a 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Hollings scholar.

The undergraduate scholarship program accepts about 130 students each year from a variety of disciplines to take part in NOAA's activities. Over the past 10 years, CMU's meteorology program has had five Hollings recipients. 

CMU University Communications intern Shiyao Liu compiled this story.


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