Quillen Graduate Scholars (2010-2011)


The School of Graduate Studies is proud to announce the names of twenty-five recipients of the Quillen Graduate Scholarship for the 2010-2011 academic year. These recipients are being recognized with other award winners at a reception in the D.P. Culp Auditorium on Tuesday, April 27.

Their scholarships were created through a bequest to ETSU by the late James H. Quillen, who represented Tennessee’s First Congressional District for 34 years in Washington, D.C.

Congressman Quillen requested that endowment proceeds be used to fund scholarships for graduate, undergraduate and medial students from the First Congressional District on the basis of scholastic endeavors, school and community leadership, volunteer services and activities, work experience, and financial need.

The twenty-five Quillen Scholars are listed alphabetically below.

Award Recipients

Mary Baker

Student Photo Name: Mary Baker
Graduate Program: Dr. P.H. Public Health (Community Health Concentration)
Honors: Maternal & Child Health Training Grant Recipient, Niswonger Scholarship Recipient
Community Service: Birmingham AIDS Outreach, Big Brothers Big Sisters Furman Friends Greenwille County Humane Society

Jeffrey Bonnell

Student Photo Name: Jeffrey Bonnell
Graduate Program: M.S. Mathematics
Honors: Graduate Summa Cum Laude from ETSU in 2008, Dean's list at ETSU Fall '07-Spring '08
Community Service: Member of Tau Beta Pi (trash pickup, recycling programs, etc as a membership requirement)

Leah Conrad

Student Photo Name: Leah Conrad
Graduate Program: M.Acc. Accountancy
Honors: Beta Alpha Psi (Spring 2009 - Present), Honors-In-Discipline (2008-2010), Phi Kappa Phi Fall 2009
Community Service: Doe River Gorge 30 hours Fall 2008

Brenna Dye

Student Photo Name: Brenna Dye
Graduate Program: M.Acc. Accountancy
Honors: Golden Key National Honor Society, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
Community Service: Volunteer Tutor Undergraduate Community Service: Circle K International (Under Kiwanis International - Community Service Organization)

Glenda Edwards

Student Photo Name: Glenda Edwards
Graduate Program: M.A.T. (Teacher Education with Multiple Levels)
Honors: Outstanding Environmental Science Student 2006, honorable mention in the Environmental Science poster competition 2006, member in the Golden Key International Honor Society
Community Service: Took part in a service learning project that consisted of planning and managing a dance for adults with disabilities, creating a "Teacher's Guide" for use by K-12 teachers.

Emily Fecco

Student Photo Name: Emily Fecco
Graduate Program: D.P.T. Physical Therapy
Honors: Graduated summa cum laude from ETSU in 2008, Daughters of the American Revolution award 2004, Girl scout silver award 2002
Community Service: Mutiple community service/volunteer experiences throughout the 12 years in girl scouts.

Elizabeth Ferguson

Student Photo Name: Elizabeth Ferguson
Graduate Program: M.A.T. (Teacher Education with Multiple Levels)
Honors: Leora Bullen Scholarship in 2003, Dean scholarship from 2003-2004, Dean's list 2008
Community Service: Camp counselor at Cedar Creek Environmental Camp from 2000-2002, worked for Mosheim United Methodist Church in providing food service for local fair from 2000-2005.

Tracy Garside

Student Photo Name: Tracy Garside
Graduate Program: D.P.T. Physical Therapy
Honors: Graduated Magna Cum Laude from ETSU (2008), Dean's List (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008), Hope Lottery Scholarsip (2004-2008)
Community Service: N/A

Christopher Hobbs

Student Photo Name: Christopher Hobbs
Graduate Program: M.B.A. Business Administration
Honors: Graduated Summa Cum Laude from ETSU (Spring 2009), Dean's list 10 out of 11 semesters in undergraduate career, 2nd place in 2005 TN Psychological Association poster presentation contest.
Community Service: Voluteered 20 hours for Salvation Army as a Bell Ringer (Dec 2005), regularly assists elderly family members by driving them to doctor appointments and household chores.

Thaddeus Jablonski

Student Photo Name: Thaddeus Jablonski
Graduate Program: M.P.A. Public Administration (Planning and Development concentration)
Honors: Graduated Summa Cum Laude from ETSU, 2009 Dept of Political Science Outstanding Student award, 2009 Johnson City Lion's Club Scholarship
Community Service: National Alliance on Mental Illness-TN, Policy Task Force member, 2007-Present Volunteer, Jacob Memorial Bike Ride, 2009 Legislative Intern, Tennessee General Assembly.

Gina Koratzanis

Student Photo Name: Gina Koratzanis
Graduate Program: M.A. Criminal Justice
Honors: Outstanding graduate in Political Science - May 2007. Graduated cum laude - May 2007.
President's List - Fall 2003 and Spring 2004. Dean's List - Spring (2005, 2006, 2007) and Fall 2006.
Community Service: N/A

Kathy Ledford

Student Photo Name: Kathy Ledford
Graduate Program: M.Acc. Accountancy
Honors: OBeta Alpha Psi Honor Society (2008 - present), Vice President of Activities (2009 - present), Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (2007 - present), STEA Membership 2007-08
Community Service: N/A

Brittany Mitchell

Student Photo Name: Brittany Mitchell
Graduate Program: M.A. Counseling
Honors: N/A
Community Service: N/A

Tanya Montgomery

Student Photo Name: Tanya Montgomery
Graduate Program: M.A.T. Teacher Education with Multiple Levels
Honors: N/A
Community Service: Church Volunteer (18 years), active member of Hope221 (travelled to Rwanda with a relief/missions team, organized a silent auction for Hope 221)

Jamila Moody

Student Photo Name: Jamila Moody
Graduate Program: Ed.D. Educational Leadership
Honors: Psi Chi (member since 2005), Kappa Delta Pi (member since 2006), Deans List (2007), 3.0 Leaders Club for Minorities (ETSU 2005)
Community Service: Service in the community as minister, mentor and worship leader. Co-pastor of the Spirit of Elijah Worship Center for past 10 years (started and maintained the following ministries - Daughters of Elijah Prayer Group, Vessels of Virtue and the Hadassah Mentorship program.)

Jessica Munday

Student Photo Name: Jessica Munday
Graduate Program: M.P.A. Public Administration (Not-for-profit Administration concentration)
Honors: Member of Pi Sigma Alpha, awarded a full graduate assistantship in the Dept of Polical Science and will teach a section of Introduction to American Government & olitics each semester of next year.
Community Service: Volunteer work at the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast TN (projects there include: developing directory of inactive agencies, packing Thanksgiving food donation boxes, packing backpacks for children in the local school system, assisting with mobile food pantry etc)

Diana Ochoa Lozano

Student Photo Name: Diana Ochoa Lozano
Graduate Program: M.S. Biology
Honors: Outstanding student from the Geology dept (undergraduate) several time (2002, 2003, 2005, 2006 - each time a fee- waiver was received as a recognition), travelling award to attend 12th International Palynological Congress and 8th International Organization of Palaeobotany Conference in Bonn, Germany (July 2008)
Community Service: N/A

Matthew Quinn

Student Photo Name: Matthew Quinn
Graduate Program: M.A.T. Teacher Education with Multiple Levels
Honors: N/A
Community Service: Assistant football coach for Johnson City Boys Club (07/15/2008 - 10/15/2008)

Melissa Reed

Student Photo Name: Melissa Reed
Graduate Program: M.A. Counseling
Honors: Member of Psi Chi through out college career and made it to Dean's list for 7 semesters. Invited to join Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Honor Society.
Community Service: Participates in litter clean up projects, collects cans for local food pantry, and gives worn out clothes to families in need multiple times a year.

Joshua Salyers

Student Photo Name: Joshua Salyers
Graduate Program: M.A. History
Honors: Accepted into Phi Alpha Theta, awarded tuition scholarship by the Dept of History for 2009-2010, accepted to the Oaxaca Cultural Institute's summer 2010 Graduate Seminar in Oaxaca, Mexico.
Community Service: Volunteer work at the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast TN, volunteer at the Johnson City Salvation Army (works in food pantry or soup kitchen), working with students to launch a chapter of Sudanese Lost Boys and Girls Volunteer Association at ETSU.

Sheri Smith

Student Photo Name: Sheri Smith
Graduate Program: M.Ed. Elementary Education
Honors: Graduated magna cum-laude in undergraduate program.
Community Service: N/A

Jennifer Snyder

Student Photo Name: Jennifer Snyder
Graduate Program: M.A. Early Childhood Education
Honors: ETSU Honors Scholar(Aug 2004 - Dec 2008 received one of 20 4-year scholarships), Honors-In-Discipline Psychology Student (Aug 2007 - Dec 2008), completed 12 hours of honors enriched psychology courses.
Community Service: Participated and helped to organize various activities promoting the awareness of human rights, including: awareness booths, films, fundraisers/benefit concerts, speakers etc.

Joseph Spiker

Student Photo Name: Joseph Spiker
Graduate Program: M.A. History
Honors: AIM Scholar-High School Academic Performance Scholarship - Undergraduate Dean's List: Fall 2004, SPring 2005, Fall 2007-Undergraduate
Community Service: N/A

Amanda Walker

Student Photo Name: Amanda Walker
Graduate Program: M.A. Teacher Education with Multiple Levels
Honors: Faculty award at graduation, outstanding student in the English Dept award at graduation, English honors in discipline scholar, Dean's list (all semesters), ETSU Honors in discipline scholarship recipient.
Community Service: Hunger and Homelessness awareness week Legislative Advocate and Advertisement Chair (Fall 2008), Campus Voter Registration Drive volunteer (Fall 2008) etc.

Laura Walker

Student Photo Name: Laura Walker
Graduate Program: M.A. Counseling
Honors: Pi Beta Phi (alumni, member at UT for 3 yrs), Psi Chi Honor Society (alumni, member at UT for 2 years), Chi Sigma Iota (new member as of Jan 2010), American Counseling Association (new member as of Dec 2009)
Community Service: Cherokee, NC: Nursing home visit and clean-up at a church camp through Westminster Presbytarian Involvement through past organizations including Beta Club and Pi Beta Phi

Previous Quillen Scholars

Previous Quillen Scholars