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Health Studies

Health Studies Student Awards

Each spring semester the Department of Health Studies will recognize two outstanding Health Studies students for an Outstanding Academic Award and an Emerging Leader Award. The recipients will be acknowledged by a certificate and informal reception held by the Health Studies department.

Outstanding Academic Award

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Outstanding Academic Awards in Health Studies for maintaining a cumulative  GPA of 3.0 or higher and a 3.5 HLST GPA or greater; From left to right: Robin Cox, Katie Domangue, Taylor Grider & Jennifer Seng (first row); Dr. Dolecheck, Dr. Griswold, & Dr. Tommerdahl (second row)

Purpose: This award is designed to recognize an outstanding student's academic achievements at ULM and in the Department of Health Studies. The recipient must demonstrate outstanding academic standing.

Award criteria:

Recognition: Awards will be determined based on a score comprised of the combination of the cumulative GPA and HLST GPA. The student with the highest overall combination score will receive the award.

Emerging Leader Award

Purpose: This award is designed to recognize a student as an emerging leader in healthcare by demonstrating excellence in the Practicum II experience (HLST 4003). The student must demonstrate quality leadership attributes in the healthcare environment.

Award criteria:

- Effective Communication
- Teamwork
- Flexibility
- Initiative
- Creativity
- Perseverance

Recognition: Each Health Studies faculty member will make nominations to the Health Studies Department Head. Based on these nominations, the Health Studies faculty and Department Head will determine the recipient of the award.