The Graduate College

Winter 2009


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Reflections from the Dean
Need to Know
Program Notes: NCATE
GSO Update
GA Corner
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The Successful Grad Student
Sparkly Things! Talking with Cici Cruz-Uribe
The Infallible Professor?
Making It as a Distance Student
Graduate Resources at Cline Library
Fellowships & Scholarships: Coming Out a Winner!

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Fall 2008 Honors & Accomplishments

Success Stories

Success Stories

Alicia Cruz-Uribe (MS Geology) began doctoral studies at Pennsylvania State University in winter 2009.  She received the PSU Bunton-Waller Graduate Fellowship, a half-time research assistantship for fall 2009, and a teaching assistantship for spring 2010. The initial two-year package includes a full tuition waiver, living stipend, and signing bonus, and totals approximately $33,000 annually. PSU also will nominate her for a Sloan Scholarship.

Michelle Talsma Everson (MA English: Literacy, Technology and Professional Writing) interned as a public relations coordinator at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flagstaff during fall 2008 semester. Everson was then hired as a public relations assistant for Gateway Community College in Phoenix, Arizona, beginning in December 2008. 

Jared Reynolds (MA Spanish) received a full-time position in Spanish at Yavapai College in Clarkdale, Arizona. Curtis Kleinman (MA Spanish) was offered a full ride with scholarship at the University of Indiana for the PhD in Spanish linguistics, but took the full-time position at the Prescott Yavapai campus instead. There are only about 10 full-time positions in Spanish at the community college level in Northern Arizona.

Sara Rinfret (PhD Politics and International Relations) has accepted a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Department of Public and Environmental Affairs at the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay.  She will start in fall 2009.