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The University of Texas at Dallas School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences

HONORS AND AWARDS

Honors and Awards

Dean’s Awards for Excellence

The Dean’s Awards for Excellence are given in recognition of the students achieving the highest academic performance or GPA and for overall excellence within a major including additional academic accomplishments.

Congratulations to the Dean’s Award recipients for your stellar academic accomplishments!

GRADUATING STUDENT — SPRING 2022
Bailey Green Psychology
Bryant Karenson Neuroscience
Dorothy Cobb Speech Language Pathology and Audiology
Ha Thu Le Cognitive Science
Nadya van de Coevering Child Learning and Development
GRADUATING STUDENT — FALL 2021
Anna E. Scully Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
Jacob Joseph Thomas Neuroscience
Thomas Jun Hao Leong Psychology
GRADUATING STUDENT — SPRING 2021
Charles Franznick Cognitive Science
Isabella Myers Child Learning and Development
Priya Vanparia Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
Sanjay Neerukonda Neuroscience
Shruti Natarajan Psychology
GRADUATING STUDENT — FALL 2020
Aman Ibrahim Attieh Child Learning and Development
Audra Madison Miller Cognitive Science
Jenna Rene Cherrey Psychology
Mackenzie Renee Kite Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
Naureen Zeenat Wajahat Neuroscience
GRADUATING STUDENT — SPRING 2020
Abbigaile Oppenheimer Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
Cristina Martin Child Learning and Development
Glenn Sherard Cognitive Science
Isadora Comens Neuroscience
Paige Richmond Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
Sai Nikitha Prattipati Psychology
Tejaswini Seelam Neuroscience

Student Leadership Awards

The Student Leadership Awards recognize students who have consistently made significant contributions to student organizations and student life within BBS and UT Dallas. Student nominations are invited from faculty, staff and students; a committee of faculty and staff then select the awardees from this group of nominees based on students’ involvement in campus and state/national professional organizations and UTD student leader programs.

Congratulations to the Student Leadership Award recipients! We are extremely grateful for your generous contributions to UT Dallas and other organizations.

GRADUATING STUDENT — SPRING 2022
Clareth Mota Beltran Neuroscience
Ginni Strehle Psychology
Joonoh Lee Neuroscience
Kiree Gove Neuroscience
GRADUATING STUDENT — SPRING 2021
Dimple Wadhwa Child Learning and Development
Kanishk Goel Neuroscience
Karishma Mithal Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
Mackenzie Freeland Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
Sanjay Neerukonda Neuroscience
GRADUATING STUDENT — FALL 2020
Jaqueline Wei Castro Neuroscience
Samia Syed Razvi Neuroscience
GRADUATING STUDENT — SPRING 2020
Agam Jagota Neuroscience
Danni Yang Neuroscience
Mattie Watts Child Learning and Development
Sarah Rehman Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

BBS Honors

Students graduating with BBS Honors have successfully completed an independent research project and Honors Thesis under faculty mentorship and approved by two faculty members, completed other designated research-related activities, and maintained a UTD GPA of 3.5 or higher.

Congratulations to the BBS Honors recipients on your outstanding accomplishments!

GRADUATING STUDENT — SPRING 2022 MAJOR FACULTY MENTOR
Alexandria Cui Psychology Shayla Holub, PhD
Ali Alhaque Neuroscience Theodore Price, PhD
Anthuanet Espinel Psychology Candice Mills, PhD
Billal Homayoun Neuroscience Tres Thompson, PhD
Carson Burke Neuroscience Francesca Filbey, PhD
Genny Whidby Psychology Richard Golden, PhD
Ginni Strehle Psychology Melanie Spence, PhD
Hedwig Gavino Neuroscience Shayla Holub, PhD
Javariah Sohail Psychology Margaret Owen, PhD
Jenna Happe Neuroscience Yune Lee, PhD
May Chinn Psychology Kendra Seaman, PhD
Nikitha Adari Neuroscience Catherine Thorn, PhD
Nina Narosov Neuroscience Benedict Kolber, PhD
Prasanth Chalamalsetty Neuroscience Mandy Maguire, PhD
Sheza Habib Neuroscience Christa McIntyre, PhD
Yasir Mian Neuroscience Yune Lee, PhD
GRADUATING STUDENT — FALL 2021 MAJOR FACULTY MENTOR
Aishah Khan Psychology Jiyoung Park, PhD
Ruchita Mahesh Kumar Cognitive Science Richard Golden, PhD
Shraddha Trehan Neuroscience and Child Learing and Development Jackie Nelson, PhD
GRADUATING STUDENT — SPRING 2021 MAJOR FACULTY MENTOR
Alessandra Stagni Cognitive Science Candice Mills, PhD
Alina Siatka Psychology Heidi Kane, PhD
Analia Marzoratti Neuroscience / Psychology Mandy Maguire, PhD
Anna Straughan Psychology / Child Learning and Development Shayla Holub, PhD
Beatriz Menezes Brandao Psychology Sandra Bond Chapman, PhD
Charles Franznick Cognitive Science / Psychology Mandy Maguire, PhD
Chelsey Brawner Psychology / Neuroscience Jackie Nelson, PhD
Danny Dunn Psychology Noah Sasson, PhD
Ezinwa Kalunta-Crumpton Neuroscience Reto Fiolka
Isabella Myers Child Learning and Development / Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences Lisa Goffman, PhD
Jennifer Jenks Neuroscience Denise Park, PhD
Kanishk Goel Neuroscience Jonathan Ploski, PhD
Kristen Damico Child Learning and Development Candice Mills, PhD
Madeline Hale Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences / Neuroscience Melanie Spence, PhD
Mihir Lulay Neuroscience Catherine Thorn, PhD
Sanjay Neerukonda Neuroscience Mark Goldberg
Sarah Bostic Psychology Robert Ackerman, PhD
Seo Won (Anna) Cho Neuroscience Michael Burton, PhD
Stephanie Batch Neuroscience Francesca Filbey, PhD
GRADUATING STUDENT — SPRING 2020 MAJOR FACULTY MENTOR
Anthony Monroe Psychology / Child Learning and Development Candice Mills, PhD
Antonio Santa Cruz Psychology Margaret Owen, PhD
Isadora Comens Neuroscience / Psychology Greg Dussor, PhD
Jack Partain Psychology / Child Learning and Development Jackie Nelson, PhD
Kennedy Balzen Psychology Robert Ackerman, PhD
Margaret Mickelsen Psychology Amy Pinkham, PhD
Rabab Isa Neuroscience Amy Pinkham, PhD
Rebekah Rodriguez Cognitive Science Gagan Wig, PhD
Sai Nikitha Prattipati Psychology Amy Pinkham, PhD
Spandana Akkaraju Psychology / Child Learning and Development Meridith Grant, PhD