In the past few weeks, Graduate School staff have been busy clearing Spring, 2014 degrees, working on low GPA notifications, preparing theses for delivery to Forsyth Library for binding, and continuing to accept and process applications for admission for our programs for Summer and Fall, 2014 admission. This spring, a record 352 students graduated bringing our total count for the fiscal year to 594, which is also a Graduate School record.
Summer session has now begun at Fort Hays State University. Enrollment continues to climb in graduate course offerings. Early reports indicate an additional 120 students, but summer enrollment continues to grow daily due to short course offerings in multiple departments. Deadlines for the summer session have been posted and emailed to all enrolled students. The summer session ends on July 25th.
On May 14, 2014, the Graduate School honored the following students and graduate faculty for their outstanding accomplishments in the 2013-2014 academic year:
|Outstanding MBA Achievement Awards|
|Outstanding GTA Award|
|Frances Owen||Biological Sciences|
|Yujing (Sunrise) Wang||MBA|
|Michele Duryea||Speech-Language Pathology|
|Mackenzie McCartney||Speech-Language Pathology|
|George Toman||School Psychology|
|Brooke Mann||Psychology (Clinical)|
|Outstanding Thesis/Field Study/MFA Catalog|
|Michaela Valli Groeblacher||MFA|
|Clinton Helms||Biological Sciences|
|Carla Sloan-Brown||Psychology (Clinical)|
|Whitney Giesing||Psychology (Clinical)|
|Outstanding Graduate Faculty Advisors|
|Dr. Greg Farley||Biological Sciences|
|Dr. Sharla Hutchison||English|
In addition, the Graduate School presented two special awards:
a Lifetime Achievement Award to Dr. John Heinrichs accepted by Maureen Duffy:
and a Special Service award to former FHSU Provost Dr. Larry Gould:
Dr. Gould closed the evening by giving his remarks on the progress and evolution of the Graduate School during his tenure as Provost:
New FHSU president Dr. Mirta Martin has been to Hays twice in the past two months to learn more about the university and hold discussions with administrators. Her term of service officially begins on July 1 and her inauguration is being planned for the Fall semester. The Graduate School looks forward to working with Dr. Martin on advancing graduate education, research, and internationalization of the campus and curriculum in the coming year.