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CBCS graduate students awarded fellowships

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Multiple CBCS students have been named recipients of various fellowships to support the completion of their doctoral degrees. 

The Presidential Doctoral Fellowship was awarded to Justin Boyan Han, a student in the Applied Behavioral Analysis program; Monica Nelson, a student in the Aging Sciences program; and Elzbieta Wiedbusch and Nele Loecher, both students in the Behavioral and Community Sciences (BCS) PhD program. Awarded by the USF Office of Graduate Studies, this fellowship is given to doctoral students who are nominated by their department for their exceptional academic performance, experience, research, and contributions to the field. 

Four students received the Graduate Student Success Fellowship, which supports first-generation doctoral students who have overcome adversity and financial hardships in the pursuit of their degree. It was awarded to criminology student Danielle Thomas, social work student Tara Matta, and BCS students Jocelyn Jarvis and Brooke Haney. 

Congratulations to the following students who are current McKnight Fellows. Additional McKnight Fellowships beginning in Fall 2023 will be announced soon.

McKnight Fellowship: 1-3 years

  • Charity Lewis, Aging Studies
  • Ansley Davis, Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Allahon Bailey, BCS
  • James-Angelo Suarez, BCS
  • Stephanie Rosado, Social Work

McKnight Fellowship: 4-5 years

  • Lauren McKeever, Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Briana Rodriguez, Audiology
  • Erica Anderson, BCS

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The Mission of the College of Behavioral and Community Sciences (CBCS) is to advance knowledge through interdisciplinary teaching, research, and service that improves the capacity of individuals, families, and diverse communities to promote productive, satisfying, healthy, and safe lives across the lifespan. CBCS envisions the college as a globally recognized leader that creates innovative solutions to complex conditions that affect the behavior and well-being of individuals, families, and diverse communities.