Broxterman, Sibley receive top graduate assistant awards
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Two College of Human Ecology graduate students received the Graduate Teaching Assistant of the Year award and Graduate Research Assistant of the Year award.
D. Scott Sibley, a doctoral student, was nominated by his major professor, Amber Vennum, assistant professor of family studies and human services, for the Graduate Teaching Assistant of the Year award.
"Scott loves teaching," Vennum said. "He has an uncanny ability to manage small and ridiculously large classrooms of undergraduates with poise. He is passionate about what he teaches and about helping young adults reach their potential."
Ryan Broxterman, a doctoral student, received the Graduate Research Assistant of the Year award. He was nominated by his major professor, Thomas J. Barstow, professor and graduate coordinator for kinesiology.
"Since coming to my lab over six years ago, Ryan has grown into an outstanding doctoral student," Barstow said. "I can think of no other collection of attributes that would better describe an outstanding graduate research student than those that Ryan possesses. He is the quintessential senior doctoral student."
Twelve graduate teaching assistants and graduate research assistants were nominated by faculty to be recognized for their outstanding leadership and diligence at the Golden Key International Honour Society's GRA and GTA Awards Ceremony and Reception recently in the K-State Student Union.
Also recognized were Scott K. Ferguson, kinesiology, nominated by David C. Poole; Brooke Cull, human nutrition, nominated by Sara K. Rosenkranz; and Morgan Bialas, family studies and human services, nominated by Carol Shanklin.