ESR Student Awards

The following honors are awarded on an annual basis to students in the Department of Educational Studies and Research

 

Bobby Anderson Teacher-Leader Award

The Bobby Anderson Teacher-Leader Award was established in 2013 to honor a former teacher, and later faculty member and dean in the College of Education and Psychology at Southern Miss. The award recognizes an ESR graduate student who demonstrates exceptional abilities and potential as a teacher-leader in higher education. The award honors those with a dedication to teaching, diplomacy, wise leadership and decisive action.

 

Joseph Paul Student Affairs Award

The Joseph Paul Student Affairs Award was established in 2010 by the faculty in the Department of Educational Studies and Research to recognize a master’s student enrolled in one of the department’s programs who has demonstrated outstanding commitment to diversity, community building, and social justice. This award is given once per year and is presented at the College of Education and Psychology Awards Day.

 

J. R. Rachal Dissertation Award

The John R. Rachal Dissertation Award was established in 2010 by the faculty in the Department of Educational Studies and Research to recognize a doctoral student enrolled in one of the department’s programs who has completed an exceptional piece of scholarship. The award encourages the highest levels of scholarship, research, and writing. This award is given once per year and is presented at the College of Education and Psychology Awards Day.

 

W. L. Pierce Leadership Award

The W. L. Pierce Education Leadership Award was established in 2010 by the faculty in the Department of Educational Studies and Research. The award recognizes the highest levels of integrity, fairness, democratic leadership, and academic achievement of a graduate student enrolled in one of the department’s programs. This award is given once per year and is presented at the College of Education and Psychology Awards Day.