The largest group of doctoral students to ever cross the stage highlighted this year’s GSE Academic Hooding Ceremony, held in a full Peter Stott Center. Parents, families, faculty, and friends celebrated with over 300 students, including 27 doctoral graduates. The GSE graduates the largest group of master’s and doctoral-level students on the PSU campus
|Dean’s Award for Academic Achievement – Master’s||Michelle Cabrera
and Sonja Steinbach
|Dean’s Award for Academic Achievement – Doctoral||Audrey Lingley|
|Dean’s Award for Community Engagement – Master’s||Juanita Mejia|
|Dean’s Award for Community Engagement – Doctoral||Susan Shugerman|
|Dean’s Award for University Service – Master’s||Stefanie Randol|
|Dean’s Award for University Service – Doctoral||Jolina Kwong-Caputo|
This year’s guest speaker for the Academic Hooding Ceremony was Rob Saxton, Deputy Superintendent of the Oregon Department of Education.
A ceremony for the American Indian Urban Teacher Program (AIUTP) in the PSU Native American Center followed the GSE Academic Hooding Ceremony. The honoring ceremony recognized the five new Native American teacher graduates: Monty Catabay, Amanda Bryant, Shani Johnson, Deborah Jones, and Gillian Murr. A traditional salmon dinner was served to graduates, families, guests, and tribal delegates.