SFIS School Awards & Poster Jamboree

2020 SFIS Semiannual Poster Jamboree & Annual School Awards

At the end of each semester, we celebrate the accomplishments of our SFIS community members with a student research poster jamboree and awards ceremony. This poster jamboree showcases both undergraduate and graduate research, including final projects, theses and dissertations.

The SFIS School Awards are made annually in the spring to recognize staff, faculty and students for their contributions to advancing the school’s mission and strengthening our community.  This year, both of these events will be held virtually. 

Thursday, April 30, 2020


3:30 p.m SFIS school award presentation

4:30 p.m Poster Jamboree


School Awards Ceremony

Virtual Poster Jamboree

 We invite you, your peers, your family, friends, and professors to this celebration. 

2020 Spring Award Recipients 

ASU Years of Service Awards
The ASU service award pin recognizes employees in 5-year increments for their continued commitment and contributions to Arizona State University.

Years of Service - 5

Darlene Cavalier

Professor of Practice

Years of Service - 5

Jeannie Colton 

Project Coordinator

Years of Service - 5

Emma Frow

Assistant Professor

Years of Service - 5

Rae Ostman

Associate Research Professor

Years of Service - 5

Cody Staats

CSI Program Coordinator

Years of Service - 5

Deborah Strumsky

Asstistant Professor

Years of Service - 5

Elisha Thompson


Years of Service - 10

Mahmud Farooque


Years of Service - 10

Lee Gutkind


Years of Service - 15

Dave Guston

School Director and Professor

Years of Service - 15

Lori Hidinger

Director Fiscal and Business Operations

Years of Service - 15

Nina Miller

CSI Graphic Design Specialist

Years of Service - 20

Mary Jane Parmentier

Clinical Associate Professor

Years of Service - 25

Gary Grossman

Associate  Professor

2020 SFIS Staff Impact Award - Jennifer Strickland
Annually recognizes an SFIS staff member for their substantial impact on SFIS’s vision and mission.

2020 SFIS Staff Challenge Award - Wendi Taylor
Annually recognizes an SFIS staff member for outstanding performance in the face of a challenge.

Spring 2020 SFIS Convocation Awards
Most Outstanding Undergraduate Student - Francesca Lascala
Undergraduate Convocation Speaker - Brooke Nelson
Most Outstanding Graduate Student - Rebecca Monteleone
Graduate Convocation Speaker - Rebecca Monteleone

SFIS Excellence in Education - Heather Ross
Annually presented to an SFIS teaching faculty member for their inspirational guidance and commitment to the intellectual development of students.

SFIS Director’s Service Award - Ira Bennett, Jennifer Craer
Annually presented to a student, faculty member, staff member, team, or project selected by the School’s Director for significant service to the SFIS community.  

SFIS Personal Achievement Awards 
Awarded to the student each year for outstanding personal achievement within their degree program (HSD, IGD, MSTP, GTD, FIS). While these awards may go to students that show outstanding academic achievement, it may equally be awarded for achievement in other areas. The benchmark for the award is an achievement against personal objectives, goals, and hurdles, and not achievement compared to others in the program. Recipients can be nominated by students, staff or faculty and selected by their corresponding degree program committees. 

SFIS Personal Achievement 



Gabrielle Lout


Salahaddine Hamdoun


Odessa Clugston


Tyler Eglen


Madison Arnold

Champion of the Future Award - Sarah Barbey
Awarded to student, group of students, or team across any SFIS degree programs for an activity, project, or accomplishment within one of four areas: Building a better future for everyone; community building; personal achievement; or outstanding excellence. Recipients can be nominated by students, staff or faculty and selected by an ad-hoc committee.