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Graduate College Awards Ceremony 2021
The 2021 Graduate College Awards Ceremony was held April 20, 2021. To see the full presentation of the event (with bios, photos, and descriptions of each award and scholarship), go to:
Part 1: https://tinyurl.com/9uws8n28
Part 2: https://tinyurl.com/ynwsj4k7
To view the entire ceremony, go to our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/NAUGradCollege/
Graduate Student of the Month – April, 2021
Master of Arts in Sustainable Communities
Darren Bingham is a standout Sustainable Communities graduate student in that he embodies qualities of intensive community engagement. He has been working for two years in collaboration with community partners in Mohave County to help resolve a food desert issue, work that is bearing fruit as a new mobile pop-up market is going into action this summer. He also advanced what we are calling the Northern Arizona Rural Foods Pathways Project by playing a major role in developing and implementing the inaugural Northwest Arizona Future Food Producers Summit in February 2021, an online event that attracted 140+ attendees.
Darren also has done an amazing amount of networking with other food producers and distributors in rural northern Arizona, which is helping to inform future work and study directions in the Sustainable Communities program. This work stems directly from his MA thesis, which he successfully defended in mid-March, and which is likely to result in two peer-reviewed journal submissions in collaboration with at least two of his committee members.
Darren is tirelessly energetic in the pursuit of practical sustainability solutions, both on campus and off campus, but it is particularly in his successful efforts to engage with a wide array of off-campus partners that he has epitomized the role NAU can and ought to play in its region. He is the Graduate Student of the Month from the School of Behavioral Sciences. Congratulations, Darren!
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2021 3MRP Winners
1st Place: Shana Lanzetta
Unimportant, Forgotten, and Traumatized: Mothers of the NICU
Program: Doctor of Philosophy in Interdisciplinary Health
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Emery Eaves
2nd Place: Maren Brendefur
From Childhood Trauma to Success: Factors that Foster Resilience
Program: Master of Science in Psychological Sciences
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Eylin Palamaro-Munsell
3rd Place: Oscar Lujan
Developmental Impacts of Arsenic and Uranium Mixture Exposure in Zebrafish
Program: Master of Science in Biology
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Matthew Salanga
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