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November awards and highlights

Here’s a recap of recognition for CMU faculty, students and more 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 November.

Setting the pace

CMU’s online student publication Grand Central Magazine was awarded a 2018 Online Pacemaker Award from the Associated Collegiate Press.

The Pacemaker Award is a well-known honor in collegiate journalism judged on a publication's coverage and content; quality of writing and reporting; and leadership, design, photography and graphics.

CMU has the resources to win

Senior human resources management students Sidney Switanowski, Cierra Gleason, Dani Ventura-Montes and Libby Cousino placed third in the Human Resource Student Games during the Michigan Society for Human Resource Management conference.

Nearly 1,000 human resources professionals from around the state attended the three-day event. 

Through a student’s lens

Senior photojournalism student Josie Norris won the silver award for College Photographer of the Year. Norris’ portfolio was one of 11,000 entries from 123 colleges in 22 countries.

This international competition distributes only two awards each year. Judges look for a portfolio with consistency, quality photos, variety and strong journalistic storytelling.

Accounting student awarded $10K

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board awarded student Angel Stallings a $10,000 merit scholarship. CMU accounting faculty members nominated Stallings for the award based on her academic excellence, involvement on campus and experience in the accounting field.

Videos shine in competition

video celebrating the College of Science and Engineering’s Baja racing team received a platinum award, the highest honor possible, in the international MarCom about CMU’s Covenant Healthcare Simulation Center in Saginaw, Michigan, won a MarCom gold award.

The MarCom Awards recognize creative achievement in marketing and communications.

Science fellowship honors provost

The American Association for the Advancement of Science has named Executive Vice President and Provost Michael Gealt a fellow.

AAAS recognized Gealt for distinguished contributions in microbiology research and for enhancing STEM education in K-12 and higher education institutions.

Volunteer work brings reward

Earth and atmospheric sciences assistant professor Wendy Robertson has been honored for helping to provide clean and sustainable drinking water systems in east Africa.

The U.S. chapter of the International Association of Hydrogeologists presented her with its 2018 International Service Award for her eight years of work with an international nonprofit that provides drinking water systems in areas where water is scarce.

Award winners are CMU’s first

The Planning and Visual Education Partnership awarded scholarships to students Lorrynda Walthall and Halima Abdi.

PAVE’s student aid program supports students with financial needs studying retail design, planning, visual merchandising, industrial design and other programs for careers in retail environments.

Interior design students honored

Interior design majors Ryanne DeJonge and Kaelah English are recipients of 2018 CET Designer Awards in the Student Rendering category. 

English and DeJonge visualized a waiting area for an outpatient office in their Advanced CAD for Interiors course under the instruction of interior design faculty member Julie Qun Zuo

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