Six graduate students were recently recognized for outstanding achievement by the College of Arts and Sciences.

“These accomplished individuals have made significant contributions within their disciplines, as well as within the college and University community. We are very proud they choose to study at WSU, and we look forward to their continued success as scholars and leaders,” said Matthew Jockers, dean of the college.

With more than 700 graduate students spanning 15 academic programs across four WSU campuses, the College of Arts and Sciences provides advanced education, mentoring, and professional training in the arts, humanities, sciences, social sciences, and interdisciplinary studies.

Visit the online CAS awards poster gallery to learn a little about each of the recipients and their accomplishments.


Doctoral Student Achievement in Humanities



Tabitha Espina
Department of English


Doctoral Student Achievement in Sciences



Austin Patton
School of Biological Sciences


Doctoral Student Achievement in Social Sciences



Jonathan Preszler
Department of Psychology


Excellence in Teaching by a Graduate Student



Ralph Chikhany
Department of Mathematics & Statistics


Master’s Student Achievement in Arts



Duncan Titus
School of Music


Master’s Student Achievement in Humanities



Charles Toye
School of Languages, Cultures, & Race