Awards Overview

There are two awards committees of the CSGS:

The Awards Committee handles 2 awards that deal with faculty:

Outstanding Mentor Award

This award acknowledges and honors a person who has enjoyed outstanding success in mentoring graduate students in the Southern Region. Details >

Outstanding Contributions Award

This peer-nominated award is presented to acknowledge and honor a person whose contributions have significantly benefited graduate education in the Southern Region. Details >

The ETD Thesis Committee handles 2 awards that deal with students:

Master's Thesis Awards

The Master's Thesis Awards are awarded based on the basis of clarity of style and presentation, scholarship, research methodology, and contributions to the field or discipline. Details >

ETD Master's Thesis Awards

The ETD Master's Thesis Award winners are selected based on the basis of clarity of style and presentation, scholarship, research methodology, contributions to the field or discipline, and the innovative use of technology in the presentation of the content of the thesis. Details >


The history of past award winners can be found here.


2016 CSGS Awards

Master's Thesis Award Recipients

Social Sciences, Business, and Education

Gandalf Nicolas 

Confrontation of Prejudice Towards Multiracials and Monoracials

The College of William and Mary

Advisor: Dr. Cheryl L. Dickter, Associate Professor of Psychology

Digital Scholarship

Sergio Carvajal-Leoni

The Texan Italian Stores Documentary Series: Fostering Social Connections Among Members of a Geo-Ethnic Community Through the Process of Media Creation

Texas State University

Advisor: Dr. Sandy Rao, Professor of Mass Communication

Life Sciences

Andrew MacLaren

Automated Detection of Rare and Endangered Anurans Using Robust and Reliable Detection Software

Texas State University

Advisor: Dr. Michael Forstner, Professor of Biology