UCCS graduate students receive $75,000 in fellowships

Taryn Bailey, UCCS Graduate School, (719) 255-3072, tbailey2@uccs.edu Tom Hutton, UCCS, (719) 255-3439, thutton@uccs.edu

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The University of Colorado Colorado Springs Graduate School, in conjunction with the UCCS Office of Research and Innovation, recently awarded $75,000 in graduate fellowships to 15  students.

Each year, the Graduate School invites university faculty to nominate students for the fellowships based on merit and the student’s commitment to engage in research.  This year, 33 graduate students were nominated, with awards distributed among returning and new students.

“Evaluation of this year’s nominees was a difficult process due to the number of high-quality candidates,”  Kelli Klebe, dean, Graduate School, said.  “I am pleased that the awards were given to students who represent a variety of research disciplines from across the colleges, and between both doctoral and master’s level candidates.”

Funding for the fellowships comes from the Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation.

This year’s fellowship awardees are:  Nick Anderson (Physics Ph.D.), Ryan Bosworth (Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Ph.D.), Kyle Chulhane (Physics Ph.D.), Chin Chieh Hsu (Electrical Engineering Ph.D.), Crystal Nichols (Psychology Ph.D.), Amanda Docter (Sociology M.A.), Ralph Galega (Chemistry M.S.), Ashita Gurnani (Psychology Ph.D.), Vira Kravets (Physics Ph.D.), Angie Knipe (History M.A.), Gabrielle Krus (Psychology Ph.D.), Khang Nhut Lam (Computer Science Ph.D.), Morgan Pinto (Chemistry M.S.),  Shawna Rogers (M.B.A.), Jeremy Tredway (Applied Geography M.A.).

The Graduate School works with six UCCS colleges to offer more than 20 master’s and doctoral programs, including online, weekend and evening course options.  Almost all  graduate faculty members have terminal degrees and many are working with  partners such as NASA, the Olympic Training Committee, the National Science Foundation.

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs, located on Austin Bluffs Parkway in Colorado Springs, is one of the fastest growing universities in the nation. The university offers 36 bachelor’s degrees, 19 master’s and five doctoral degrees. UCCS enrolls about 9,800 students on campus annually and another 2,000 in online programs. For more information, visit www.uccs.edu