Georgia State University Graduate Students Earn Accolades, Prestigious National Fellowships
ATLANTA—Students from across Georgia State University’s graduate programs have earned an increasing number of prestigious national fellowships this academic year.
“These accomplishments are a tribute to the hard work of our students and their commitment to success,” said Lisa Armistead, associate provost for graduate programs. “They also show the rising reputation of Georgia State University and our faculty’s commitment to helping students achieve their dreams.”
Four doctoral students received Graduate Research Fellowships from the National Science Foundation (NSF), in a program that recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines. Laura Cortes in neurosciences, Mecca Muhammad in criminal justice, Mary Fernandes and Khalil Thompson in psychology, received awards.
Christopher Fields, a Ph.D. student in neurosciences, won a two-year, $83,000 dissertation award from the National institutes of Health.
Nada Goodrum and Ruschelle Leone, doctoral candidates in clinical psychology, received National Research Service Awards from the National Institutes of Health. The two-year fellowships provide a stipend and funding for the dissertation project.
Cherese Dafney, a master’s degree student in public health, was awarded a Boren Fellowship to study Swahili and conduct research in Tanzania.
Meshack Simati, a Ph.D., student in political science, won a $20,000 U.S. Institute for Peace fellowship.
Tyler Seagraves, in applied linguistics, received a Fulbright Fellowship to teach English in Germany in the coming year.
Georgia State has more than 6,500 students in graduate programs across eight colleges and schools.