James Madison University

Student Awards and Scholarship Recipients

Outstanding Teaching Award


Presented to students who have demonstrated exceptional contributions in the area of teaching.

2016 Recipients

  • Elisabeth Pyburn - Assessment and Measurement
  • Molly Kennedy - Clinical and School Psychology Doctoral Program
  • Patrick Kenny - Clinical and School Psychology Doctoral Program
  • Anne Metz - Counseling and Supervision
  • Steven Powell - School Psychology
  • Verena Bethke - Psychological Sciences
  • Casey Williamson - Psychological Sciences

Outstanding Service Award


Presented to students who have made exceptional contributions in service to the Department of Graduate Psychology, University, community, or profession.

2016 Recipients

  • Kelly Foelber - Assessment and Measurement
  • Jessica Jacovidis - Assessment and Measurement
  • Jason Cha - Clinical and School Psychology Doctoral Program
  • Chance McDermott - Clinical and School Psychology Doctoral Program
  • Rachel Tysinger - Clinical Mental Health
  • Anda Weaver - School Counseling
  • Aaron Myers - Psychological Sciences
  • Alyssa Welch- Psychological Sciences
  • Denton Warburton - School Psychology

Outstanding Scholarship Award


Presented to students who have made exceptional contributions to research or scholarship in their field.

2016 Recipients

  • Mandi Eggenberger Quay - Clinical and School Psychology Doctoral Program
  • Bridget Smith - Clinical and School Psychology Doctoral Program
  • Thai Ong - Psychological Sciences
  • Kane Hamilton - School Psychology
  • Nicole Jones - School Psychology
  • Hayley O’Brien - Clinical Mental Health

Most Distinguished Graduate Student Award


Presented to a student who has made exceptional contributions in scholarship, teaching, and service. 

2016 Recipients

  • Kristen Smith - Assessment and Measurement
  • Chad Doerr - Clinical and School Psychology Doctoral Program

Scholarship Recipients


2016 Jonathan Davis Memorial Scholarship

Established by Mr. & Mrs. Martin Davis in memory of their son, Jonathan Davis, who received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from JMU in Psychology.  Intended to benefit a JMU graduate student in psychology with a particular interest in suicide prevention or suicide studies. [Read More]

  • Agnes Cabrey - Clinical Mental Health
  • Anne Metz - Counseling and Supervision

2016 William Hall Award for Contributions to the Learning Community

Presented to the Counseling Psychology graduate student who has made outstanding contributions to the professional growth of other students and has significantly advanced the study of counseling.

  • Michael Horst - Counseling and Supervision

2016 Helen Moore Award for the Pursuit of Counseling Excellence

Presented to the Counseling Psychology graduate student who has been exemplary in pursuing counseling excellence.

  • Brittany Cover - School Counseling

2016 Carl Swanson Award for Service to the Counseling Profession

Presented to the Counseling Psychology graduate student who has made significant contributions to the Program and profession.

  • Laura Jones - Clinical Mental Health

2016 Tina Kauten Memorial Service Award

Presented to the School Psychology student who has made significant contributions to the Program, to the professional growth of other students, and to the profession.

  • Arsenio Moss - School Psychology

2016 O. Ashton Trice Memorial Scholarship

This memorial scholarship is open to all School Psychology students and is awarded to the student with the highest GPA and exceptional academic performance, honoring the intent of the donor.

  • Ginger Wayland - School Psychology

2016 School Psychology Community Partnership Award

Presented to a university colleague, community organization, or practitioner who has made a significant contribution to the School Psychology training program.

  • Keston Fulcher - Assessment and Measurement