Awards

Some, but not all, academic departments and schools of the University present awards for academic achievement to students majoring in their disciplines. These awards include the following:

Brown School of Business and Leadership Awards

Accounting Department Awards

The Duncan-McNally Accounting Scholarship provides assistance to full-time accounting students seeking a baccalaureate degree in accounting. The award will be based upon both merit and financial need with a strong priority given to academic achievement. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and have completed ACC 301 – Intermediate Accounting III.

The Manisha Patel Book Award is awarded each year to the third-year accounting student who has manifested the most significant change in commitment to the study of accounting. This award is funded by the Accounting Association.

The Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants Outstanding Achievement in Accounting (MACPA) Award is presented each year to a junior or senior accounting major who has a minimum 3.00 overall GPA, with a minimum of 3.25 GPA in accounting, and demonstrates leadership skills and involvement in campus, community, and professional activities. The MACPA is the statewide professional association serving over 10,000 CPAs. This award signifies MACPA’s commitment to and support of accounting education.

The Accounting Association Scholarship provides an opportunity for full-time accounting students. The award is based upon academic achievement, community service and/or extracurricular activities, and a response to a research question. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and have completed 45 credit hours.

Legal Studies Department Awards

The Delmar Legal Studies Award is presented annually to two students who demonstrate superior oral and written communications skills in legal studies.

The Francis X. Pugh Scholarship Award is a merit scholarship award presented to one full-time sophomore legal studies major who demonstrate academic excellence, involvement in extracurricular activities, and a dedication to legal studies.

The Hahn-Waidner Scholarship Awards are merit scholarship awards presented to eight full-time junior and senior legal studies majors who demonstrate academic excellence and a dedication to the legal profession.

The Cengage Learning Legal Studies Awards are presented to two legal studies majors demonstrating superlative performance in the area of student legal writing.

School of Design Awards

Business Communication Awards

Award for Academic Achievement in Business Communication
Celebrates a graduating Business Communication senior who has shown consistent scholastic growth over the arc of the student’s tenure as a major in the department. The award recognizes a student whose path to graduation has been marked with passion and perseverance. Through this award, the faculty in the Business Communication program attest that the recipient made a commitment to learning, engaged the discipline in meaningful ways, and demonstrated academic achievement.

Award for Leadership and Excellence in Business Communication
Celebrates a graduating Business Communication senior who exemplifies the values of competent communication in practice. The award recognizes a student who has demonstrated outstanding communication skills both inside and outside the classroom through leadership, advocacy, and/or service to the department, the school, and the larger community. Through this award, the faculty in the Business Communication program recognize the leadership potential in a diverse world when communication theory is put into practice.

Award for Creative Initiatives in Business Communication

Celebrates a graduating Business Communication senior who creatively integrates the core foundations of Business Communication with regard to communication theory, writing, business, and design in endeavors both at the university and in related work outside of the university, whether through internships, jobs, or volunteer pursuits. Through this award, the faculty in the Business Communication program recognize the student’s creative contributions to the department, university, and higher education, along with personal, professional, and academic achievement.

Fashion Design Department Award

The Outstanding Achievement in Fashion Design Award celebrates a graduating fashion design student who is a visionary and an emerging talent. The award recognizes a student whose work is exemplary and who shows great promise for success in the field. A jury of professionals from the fashion design industry selects the recipient.

Film and Moving Image Department Awards

Film and Moving Image Awards are selected by vote of the full-time Film and Moving Image faculty.

The Film and Moving Image Award for Special Achievement in the Field of Cinematography recognizes a Film and Moving Image student who has exhibited significant growth and development as a film and moving cinematographer throughout his or her course of study at Stevenson.

The Film and Moving Image Award for Special Achievement in the Field of Directing recognizes a Film and Moving Image student who has exhibited significant growth and development as a film and moving image director throughout his or her course of study at Stevenson.

The Film and Moving Image Award for Special Achievement in the Field of Editing recognizes a Film and Moving Image student who has exhibited significant growth and development as a film and moving image editor throughout his or her course of study at Stevenson.

The Film and Moving Image Award for Special Achievement in the Field of Producer recognizes a Film and Moving Image student who has exhibited significant growth and development as a film and moving image producer throughout his or her course of study at Stevenson.

The Film and Moving Image Award for Special Achievement in the Field of Writing recognizes a Film and Moving Image student who has exhibited significant growth and development as a film and moving image writer throughout his or her course of study at Stevenson.

Art and Visual Communication Design Department Awards

The Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Visual Communication Design Program has been established to recognize a student who has contributed greatly to the visual communication design program. This award is presented to one Stevenson University student who has consistently reached out to faculty and classmates, contributing time, energy, and support whenever it was needed. The awardee may have contributed to the department by acting as an unofficial ambassador or taking the initiative to help others without it being asked of her/him.

The Visual Communication Design Department Achievement Award has been established to recognize a student who has shown incredible growth and development throughout her/his course of study. The recipient of this award has embraced challenges and realized her or his full potential through dedication and hard work. This student has consistently applied her or himself to academic pursuits, both inside and outside the design studio and has become an outstanding role model, emblematic of the goals of higher education: to broaden one’s horizons, to gain confidence and maturity, to build valuable professional skills, and to emerge fully prepared to achieve his or her future goals.

The Visual Communication Design Department Award for Excellence has been established to recognize an outstanding visual communication designer. Finalists are selected based on academic performance (GPA and academic integrity) and asked to submit a digital portfolio for review by the faculty. The award is presented to the student whose portfolio best exhibits her/his exceptional design and creative problem-solving abilities, effective communication skills, and outstanding overall academic performance. In addition to recognizing extraordinary design, this award has been created to honor a student who has consistently embraced challenges and exceeded the expectations of faculty and peers by cultivating the multi-disciplinary skills (such as technological competency, confidence in presenting, and risk-taking independence) so vital to the success of any designer.

School of Education Awards

Students in the education programs are nominated for the following awards from professional associations.

Teachers of Promise awarded by the Maryland State Department of Education is a student to teacher transition program that recognizes teacher candidates who exhibit exceptional performance during their Internship.

The Maryland Association of Teacher Educators Award for Distinguished Teacher Candidates has been established to recognize and honor those teacher candidates whose work in a clinical environment shows a commitment to student learning and practice of reflective, responsive teaching. Teacher candidates who are completing the internship are eligible for nomination.

Sandra R. Berman School of Health Professions Awards

Medical Laboratory Science Awards

The American Society for Clinical Pathology Student Honor Award is given by ASCP to recognize those students in the laboratory professions who demonstrate both academic excellence and a commitment to community service and leadership activities. Through this award, the ASCP wishes to acknowledge future laboratory professionals and to make others aware of the contributions of laboratorians.

The Capital Section of the American Association of Clinical Chemistry Clinical Chemistry Student of the Year Award is chosen by the medical laboratory science faculty and awarded to a graduating medical laboratory science student, based on academic excellence and achievement in clinical chemistry. The award is a one year membership in the AACC organization.

The Excellence in Medical Laboratory Science Award is given to the graduating medical laboratory science student who has exemplified outstanding achievement, professionalism, and leadership in the clinical laboratory sciences.

Nursing Department Awards

The Department of Nursing Award for Academic Excellence is given each May to the graduating senior in nursing who has earned the highest cumulative grade point average.

The Department of Nursing Service Award is given each May to the graduating senior in nursing who has made significant, sustained contributions to the department and to the school.

The Shannon Henretty Spirit Award is given in memory of Sharon Henretty, a 2014 nursing graduate, and is presented to the pre-licensure graduate who exemplifies Shannon’s legacy of spirit with which she lived her life. That spirit is characterized by kind, gentle and selfless giving to others, particularly the disadvantaged; a spirit of service, embodied by humility, devotion and joy; and a spirit of dedication to making a difference in the world.

The Charles Mackey Award is given to a graduating nursing student who, like Chris, demonstrates potential in teaching students and assisting colleagues.

The Judith A. Feustle Award is presented to the graduating senior in nursing who best exemplifies the holistic practice of nursing through excellence in clinical care, critical thinking, leadership, and professionalism.

The Catherine Nugent Award is given to the student in the traditional nursing program who has demonstrated outstanding performance in clinical nursing courses. Faculty members decide which student has met the criteria which include therapeutic communication skills with patients, families, colleagues; evidence of critical thinking; evidence of integration of prior knowledge; evidence of manual skills and safe clinical practice; and evidence of leadership among peers.

The R.O.S.E. AWARD (Recognition of Student Excellence) was initially presented by the first graduating class in May 1994 to recognize student excellence. This award is presented by the graduating class in nursing to the member of that class who best exemplifies the qualities of peer support and guidance with gratitude from his or her fellow students.

School of Humanities and Social Science Awards

Human Services Professional Development Award

The Human Services Professional Development Award is presented annually to two students who demonstrate academic excellence and a strong commitment to the field of human services. The recipients, accompanied by a faculty member, attend a national conference for professionals in human services. Upon their return, they disseminate information about their experience.

Beverly K. Fine School of the Sciences Awards

The Joseph A. Brusini Excellence in Science Award was established in 2001 by Dr. Joseph A. Brusini, who served as chair of the Villa Julie College Science Division for 20 years. It is given each May to the graduating senior who has best demonstrated exemplary work in the research capstone course and shown great promise for success in the sciences.

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