Huanbiao Mo, Ph.D.
Dean and Professor
Byrdine F. Lewis College of Nursing and Health Professions
Dr. Kimberly Morelli
Clinical Associate Professor
Department of Physical Therapy
Georgia State University recognizes one or two outstanding Health Informatics students from each graduating cohort per year. This award is given to students who have demonstrated academic achievement, have strong leadership skills, and strong potential as future health IT professionals.
Georgia State University recognizes one or two outstanding master’s health informatics students from each graduating cohort per year. This award is given to students who have demonstrated academic achieve- ment, have strong leadership skills, and strong potential as future health IT professionals.
The Nursing Student Leadership Award recognizes a student who has demonstrated initiative, motivation, dedication, and a strong commitment to a Georgia State nursing student program or organization. This award is given to a student who demonstrates leadership abilities both within and outside of Georgia State University.
Marie Bell (MSN)
Jovon Caldwell Taylor (Ph.D.)
This award recognizes students who have made outstanding research contributions, become a role model for other students and exhibited potential of becoming a significant contributor to the nursing professions.
Claudette Johnson (DNP)
Janice Hull (DNP)
Kimberly Foster (Ph.D.)
This award recognizes a student for outstanding service as the student representative to the Doctor of Nursing Practice program.
Jasmine Berry (DNP)
Sigma Theta Tau was founded in 1922 with the mission to advance world health and celebrate nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service. The name was chosen using the initials of the Greek words Storgé, Tharsos, Timé meaning love, courage, honor.
Sigma Theta Tau was organized to encourage and recognize superior scholarship and leadership achievement at the undergraduate and graduate levels in nursing.
Membership in Sigma Theta Tau is an honor conferred on students in baccalaureate and graduate programs who have demonstrated excellence in their nursing programs.
|Eleni Bante||Emily Fuentes||Erica Neal|
|Jennifer Bohannon||Joanna Galan||Lauren Newhouse|
|Anisah Boldon||Gina Gunia||Vanessa Pinnock|
|Shernese Bryan||Rachel Handschuh||Soodabeh Rabbani|
|Hung Bui||Magan Katnis||Zena Salam|
|Kristen Butler||Simran Kaur||Manjie Sanneh|
|MiNa Choe||Madeline Lee||Heidi Schult|
|Larissa Christophe||Hannah Levy||Jacqueline Thompson|
|Kanika Coburn||Richa Mathema Shrestha||Cassidy Thorton|
|Fatimah Diarrassouba||Meghan McKinney||Anh Tran|
|Annie Emani||Alyssa Milton||Cuijing Wang|
|Racquel Escoffery||Feven Mussie||Jing Yang|
|Belkesa Adem||Selamawit Mola|
|Marie Bell||Olajide Opaleye|
|Laurie Gerhard||Mia Stancil|
|Hilda Jacobo||Katie Thompson|
Doctor of Nursing Practice
|Ebonee Gresham||Michelle Knox||Evah Wangungu|
Georgia State University recognizes an outstanding student or students each year. Criteria for the award include academic achievement, demonstrated leadership, and potential as a future dietetics professional.
This award is given to a graduate student or students with outstanding academic performance and professional contributions.
Georgia State University recognizes one outstanding Coordinated Program student each year. Criteria for the award include academic achievement, demonstrated leadership, and potential as a future
This award recognizes a graduating senior who demonstrates a commitment to research, evidence of critical thinking skills, and a strong potential in nutrition research.
This award is given to an undergraduate student who has achieved a high level of academic excellence in the nutrition program.
This award is given to a Coordinated Program student who has displayed outstanding performance in the clinical setting.
This award is given to a graduating second year student with a grade point average of 4.0 in the Occupational Therapy program and exhibits overall academic excellence.
This award goes to the individual who provides ongoing, dynamic leadership and guidance to his/her class and maintains a GPA of 3.5 or higher.
This award is presented to the student who has most actively participated in professional activities within the community, demonstrating high standards of professionalism and maintains a GPA of 3.5 or higher.
This award is given to a graduating senior that personifies high character articulation through leadership, community service and overall personal integrity and academic history.
This award is given to a student who, through example, maintains the structure and integrity of the class. The recipient demonstrates a strong commitment to the occupational therapy profession, is an avid patient advocate, and is respected by faculty and peers. This student also maintains a 3.5 GPA or higher.
This award recognizes the student who has made an outstanding contribution to the research efforts of the Department of Occupational Therapy and who exhibits the potential of becoming a significant contributor to the field of occupational therapy research. This student also maintains a 3.5 GPA or higher.
The GSU Physical Therapy alumni set up this scholarship in 2017 to support Physical Therapy students who demonstrate the promise of becoming an excellent professional in the future.
Giangoc Alice Tran
Professor Gordon Cummings taught in the Georgia State University physical therapy program for 27 years. This scholarship recognizes individuals who are critical thinkers and caring, competent practitioners.
Given in memory of Dr. Virgil Jacobs, former anatomist in the physical therapy program, this scholarship goes to the students who best exemplify Dr. Jacobs’ qualities of intelligence, compassion, fairness, honesty, and sincerity.
This award is given to students who demonstrate a strong commitment to the physical therapy profession, are avid patient advocates, and are respected by faculty and peers.
This award is given to the individual who provides ongoing, dynamic leadership and guidance to his or her class.
This award is presented to the student who has most actively participated in professional activities within the community and demonstrates high standards of professionalism. It is bestowed upon the students who exhibit the greatest potential for sustained contribution to the profession and professional associations.
This award recognizes the student who has made an outstanding contribution to the research efforts of the Department of Physical Therapy and who exhibits potential of becoming a significant contributor to the field of physical therapy research.
This award is given to graduating seniors with a grade point average of 4.0 in the Physical Therapy program.
This award was established in memory of James Ancil Lewis and honors his exemplary work in respiratory therapy, from his graduation in 1973 until his death in 1992. The award is given to first year students in the program who exemplify Mr. Lewis’ characteristics of service to others, particularly in clinical work and direct patient care.
Julie Fulton (UG)
Ollie Yu-Wei (Grad)
This award recognizes a graduating student or students with the highest grade point average achieved in the respiratory therapy program.
Tai Thai Nguyen
This award is given by the faculty to graduating seniors and master’s candidates. The award recognizes students who have displayed outstanding performance in clinical rotations.
This award is presented to graduating students who, in the opinion of the faculty, exhibit a positive professional attitude and a willingness to serve the needs of classmates, the community, and the profession of respiratory therapy.
This award is presented to a graduating student or students who, in the opinion of the faculty, exhibit a strong willingness to provide service to the department’s outreach efforts.
The Deshpande Rau Award promotes academic excellence in respirato- ry therapy by recognizing students who show strong academic promise and demonstrate leadership qualities. The award was created in 2020 by retired RT department chair Joe Rau and retired RT faculty member Vijay Deshpande.
The purpose of this honor society is to promote, recognize and honor scholarly achievement, as well as service and character in the profession of respiratory therapy. The letters L and B are derived from the goals of sustaining life and breath.
|Carmen Aguilar||Li-Sheng (Kevin) Chen||Annie Chung|
|Alexandria Gardner||Luke Howell||Jordan Kenney|
|Johnathan Le||Tai Thai Nguyen|
The purpose of this honor society is the promotion and recognition of significant scholarship, leadership, and contributions to the allied health professions. Baccalaureate degree candidates have maintained an overall GPA of 3.5 or better. Graduate degree candidates have maintained an overall GPA of 3.8 or better and have the top 20% highest GPAs. The Alpha Eta motto is “Together We Serve” to represent all of the allied health professions.
Tai Thai Nguyen
Li-Sheng (Kevin) Chen
This national honors society, established by the American Council of Academic Physical Therapy, recognizes Doctor of Physical Therapy students in their last year of PT school, who have demonstrated excellence, integrity and professionalism in the areas of academic achievement, leadership, service or research, and have demonstrated strong moral character, ethics and the core values of PT profession.