Graduate students recognized for contributions to research

University of Missouri-Kansas City graduate students across campus were recognized February 9 at the annual Community of Scholars event, sponsored by the School of Graduate Studies, for their superior efforts in graduate research.  School of Education doctoral students (and alums) were among those honored:


Podium presentation winner

  • 1st place – Rhianna Thomas, Curriculum & Instruction and Educational Foundations

SGS Research Grant Recipients

  • Michelle Farrell, Counseling Psychology
  • Jessica LaFollette, Curriculum & Instruction and Educational Leadership, Policy & Foundations
  • Dea Marx, Higher Education
  • Joanna Maung, Counseling Psychology
  • Leah Panther, Curriculum & Instruction and Educational Leadership, Policy & Foundations

Opportunity Fellowships

  • Mirella Flores, Counseling Psychology
  • Alyssa Joiner, Counseling Psychology
  • Marina Khan, Counseling Psychology

MacQuarrie Fellowship

  • Jennifer Schaafsma, Counseling Psychology

Graduate Alumni Fellowship

  • Sydney Morgan, Counseling Psychology

Preparing Future Faculty Awards

Year 1

  • Wen Wen Chong, Counseling Psychology
  • Sathya Jeevandba, Counseling Psychology
  • Colleen Kelly, Educational Leadership, Policy & Foundations and Public Affairs & Administration

Year 2

  • Sydney Morgan, Counseling Psychology
  • Jessica Ross, Counseling Psychology

Outstanding Dissertation Honorable Mentions

  • Erdem Demiroz (M.A. ’11, Ph.D., ’16), Interdisciplinary/Curriculum and Instruction and Mathematics
  • Morgan Grotewiel (Ph.D. ’16), Counseling Psychology
  • Kimberly Johnson (M.A. ’03, Ed.S. ’05, Ed.D., ’16), Higher Education Administration

For more information, visit the UMKC website.