August 5, 2022

Appointments, honors and activities

  • Faculty and staff honors:

-  Marcia Gentry, a professor in the College of Education’s Department of Educational Studies, who serves as the executive director of Purdue’s Gifted Education Research & Resource Institute, will be honored with the 2022 President’s Award from the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC). The NAGC is a membership organization whose mission is to support those who enhance the growth and development of gifted and talented children through education, advocacy, community building and research. The NAGC president presents this award annually to chosen recipients based on their significant contributions to the field of gifted and talented education.

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  • Student honors:

- A team of students at Purdue University has been selected for an honorable mention in Phase 1 of the Environmental Justice Video Challenge for Students on behalf of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and its challenge co-sponsors. The EPA and partners launched the video challenge for students to enhance communities’ capacity to address environmental and public health inequities. The goal of Phase 1 was for students to create a video to demonstrate innovative approaches to identify and characterize an environmental justice issue(s) in a select community using data and publicly available tools.

Listed below are the participants in the team representing Purdue:

  • Alaina Bryant – Major: Interdisciplinary Ecological Sciences and Engineering, MS.
  • Kaleigh Karageorge – Major: Interdisciplinary Ecological Sciences and Engineering, Ph.D. Secondary Major: Political Science, MA. 
  • Seohyung Kim – Major: Anthropology, MS.
  • Gabriella Hays: Major: Biomedical Health Sciences
  • Kayla Young – Major: Political Science, Ph.D.; Post-Baccalaureate Certificate: Advanced Methodologies in the Behavioral, Social, and Health Sciences 
  • Jung Hyun Lee – Major: Health Sciences, Ph.D.

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