Past Award Winners

Distinguished Teaching Assistant Award
(MAGS Nominee)

Year Winner Department
2022-2023 Tiana Brownen Communication
2021-2022 Courtney Fallon Communication
2020-2021 Matthew So Biology
2018-2019 Kailyn Hall English

Colton Lynn
♦Placed 2nd at MAGS♦

2016-2017 Taylor Smith  Psychology
2015-2016 Shaley Moore Communication
2014-2015 Hyoeun McDermott Biology
2013-2014 Katelyn Bartlett Biology
2012-2013 Denise Thompson Biology

Distinguished Thesis Award
(MAGS Nominee)

Year Winner Department Category

Anthony Harris

Computer Science

Physical Sciences

Sophia Antonopoulous


Biological Sciences

Riley Brown

Religious Studies



Jessica Reel


Biological Sciences


Brianna VerPloeg


Biological Sciences

David Dooling



2019-2020 Daniel Jones Religious Studies  Humanities

Flora-Jean Forbes


Social Sciences

Angeline Rodriquez


Biological Sciences

Daniel Armstrong

Religious Studies


2017-2018 Wesley Weichert Geospatial Science Physical Sciences
2016-2017 Akram Afatle English  Humanities
Brigette Williams Plant Science Life Sciences
Jamie Smith Psychology Social Sciences
David Huggins Geospatial Science Physical Sciences
2015-2016 Harrison King Religious Studies Humanities
Hyoeun McDermott Biology Life Sciences
2014-2015 Daniel Pap Plant Science/Biology  
Caitlin Masterson Psychology  
2013-2014 Matthew Hartman Religious Studies  
2012-2013 Jessica Miller Natural and Applied Sciences  
2011-2012 Linda Covey Religious Studies  

3 Minute Thesis Awards

Year Winner Department
2022-2023 Brianne Edwards Biology
2021-2022 Nick Rych Business
2020-2021 Kati Morgan Nurse Anesthesia
2019-2020 Kafayat Yusuf Biology
2018-2019 Jesse Carrol Plant Science

Sarah Spangler


Mecca Walker, Runner-up
♦Placed 2nd at MAGS♦


2016-2017 Cassandra Sherwood Communication
2015-2016 Eric Briggs I/O Psychology

Outstanding Graduate Mentor

MSU Award - Nominated by Graduate Students and selected by Graduate Student Senate
Year Winner Department
2022-2023 Gordana Lazic Communication
2021-2022 Elizabeth King Childhood Education and Family Studies
2019-2020 Kyoungtae Kim Biology
2017-2018 Matthew McKay Geography, Geology and Planning
2016-2017 Melinda Novik Kinesiology
2015-2016 Chin-Feng Hwang Agriculture
2014-2015 Kyoungtae Kim Biology
2013-2014 Cindy MacGregor Counseling, Leadership, and Special Education

Outstanding Graduate Assistant

MSU Award - Selected by Graduate Student Senate
Year Winner Award Type
(Administrative, Teaching, or Research Assistant)
2023 Kylie Gillen Administrative Assistant
Zull-Kifuly Moumouni Teaching Assistant
Shusmoy Chowdhury Research Assistant
2022 Kaitlyn Killingsworth Administrative Assistant
Benjamin Pomeroy Teaching Assistant
Kyndra Chastain Research Assistant
2021 Megan Westood Teaching Assistant
Jhoanna Sadural Research Assistant
2020 Twon Madison Administrative Assistant
Kenny Kabak Teaching Assistant
2019 Aline dos Santos Gomes Administrative Assistant
Dimetria Green Teaching Assistant
2018 Jaggar Deeds Administrative Assistant
Kinzang Duba Research Assistant
2017 Erica Lord Administrative Assistant
Kendell Loyd Teaching Assistant
Jennifer Telfer Research Assistant
2016 Samantha Reiter Administrative Assistant
Adedamola Opalade Teaching Assistant
Christine Hannis Research Assistant
2015 Michelle Madsen Administrative Assistant
Justin Drane Teaching Assistant
William Boyer Research Assistant

Adam Crawford

Administrative Assistant

Jaclyn Brandhorst

Teaching Assistant
Emily Stefano Research Assistant
2013 Hunter Klie Administrative Assistant
2012 Drew Rogers Administrative Assistant
2011 Lisa Wainwright Administrative Assistant
2010 Jessica Clements Administrative Assistant
2009 Laura Clark Administrative Assistant
2008 Lindsay Goodwin Administrative Assistant
2007 Kazumi Holcomb Administrative Assistant
2006 Meghan Lowery Administrative Assistant
2005 Nicole Flowers Administrative Assistant
2004 Matt Frauenhoffer Administrative Assistant
2003 Heather Barbre Administrative Assistant
2002 Ben Atwell Administrative Assistant