The 2021 School of Urban Affairs Graduation and Award Ceremony is on Friday, May 7, 2021. The College's graduating students are recognized for their academic achievements.
Spring 2021 Student Honors and Awards
Spring 2021 Undergraduate Valedictorian
Marymar Alhoush | Presented by Dean Roland V. Anglin
Spring 2021 Doctoral Hooding: Jinhee Yun | Hooded by Dissertation Chair, Rosie Tighe
Dissertation Title: Neighborhood Effects of Social Capital on Children and Their Meaning for Adulthood Outcomes
Russell Kashian and Susan Oneson Award
To doctoral students who successfully author or co-author an article accepted for publication or published in a peer-reviewed journal.
Presented to Jinhee Yun | Presented by Megan Hatch
John C. Little Award
To a graduating senior who epitomizes the qualities of excellence, intellectual curiosity, and personal integrity that characterized John C. Little.
Presented to Erica Henrichsen | Presented by Winifred Weizer
Outstanding Undergraduate Intern Award
Recognizes outstanding undergraduate student interns.
Presented to: Yazeed Al-Rashdi & Emily Dahnert - Summer 2020, Amanda Houdeschell - Fall 2020, Megan Beech - Spring 2021 and Overall 2020-2021 | Presented by Beth Nagy
APA-Ohio Cleveland Section Student Award
To an outstanding mid-program MUPD student.
Presented to Shneur Kushner | Presented by Arthur Schmidt
APA-Ohio Chapter Long Journey Award
Recognizes a graduating non-traditional, mid-career planning student who has demonstrated a high level of achievement while balancing external commitments.
Presented to Malcolm Trier | Presented by Matt Schmidt
APA Outstanding Student Award
Recognizes outstanding attainment in the study of planning by students graduating from Planning Accreditation Board–accredited programs.
Presented to Rachel Riemenschneider | Presented by Joanna Ganning
Wallace G. Teare Prize
To students who exemplify the professional ideals of Mr. Teare, a life-long advocate for quality housing for low-income and elderly people.
Presented to Jameesha Alexander | Presented by Joanna Ganning
Howard I. Bruce Award
Presented annually to an Urban Studies Master’s student who most closely epitomizes the qualities of excellence, industriousness and personal integrity that characterized Howard I. Bruce.
Presented to Claire Billingsley | Presented by Sanda Kaufman
Environmental Studies Outstanding Student Award
Recognizes outstanding graduates of the MA in Environmental Studies program.
Presented to Emily Brown and Brandon Johnson | Presented by Sanda Kaufman
Nonprofit Administration and Leadership Outstanding Student Award
Recognizes an outstanding graduate of the MNAL program.
Presented to Rachel Lefebre | Presented by Clayton Wukich
Sylvester Murray Award
To a Master of Public Administration student who has excelled academically, and who exhibits outstanding potential for future success.
Presented to Anthony Kukura and Abigail Szabo | Presented by Clayton Wukich
Upsilon Sigma International Honor Society Inductions
Presented by Rosie Tighe, Upsilon Sigma Faculty Chair
Upsilon Sigma is the Urban Studies Honor Society sponsored by the Urban Affairs Association.