Departmental & Student Awards

The Department of Physics & Astronomy recognizes annually its outstanding academic students, researchers, and student contributions to departmental teaching and service. Each year the overall strongest senior and junior academically are recognized through the Outstanding Senior and Junior awards. The department chooses the student with the strongest research and scholarship through its Outstanding research award. Students contribute to the curriculum at JMU as lab assistants in some of our courses. The student whose contributions are the most exemplary is awarded the Outstanding Teacher award. Finally, the students who contribute substantially to departmental or planetarium activities are awarded the departmental and planetarium Outstanding Service awards respectively. The following is a list of recipients:

Year Outstanding Senior Outstanding Junior Outstanding Research Outstanding Teacher Departmental Service Planetarium Service
2015 Colleen M. Wallace Evan G. Meekins Daniel G. Votaw Kerlin B. Doss Keely R. Criddle Sara E. Clemmer
2014 Denise E. McKaig Kirill O. Korsak Dan A. Gilman Nicholas A. Hagans D. Alex Loving Caitlin McDermott
2013 B. Kyle Eskeridge Denise E. McKaig J. Taylor Jarrell Nicholas A. Hagans Nathan E. DiDomenico Jami Dodenhoff
James J. Corcoran
2012 Nora C. Swisher B. Kyle Eskeridge Anita J. Vincent-Johnson Christina M. Hanks Tyler Mullins
2011 Alex B. Burant William Henderson Nicholas C. Herge Collin F. Wilson Anita J. Vincent-Johnson
2010 Jamey R. Szalay Alex B. Burant Patrick I. McCauley Richard B. Dunlap Curtis C. White
Winston M. Hensley
2009 Lok-Kun L. Tsui Jamey R. Szalay Lok-Kun L. Tsui Patrick G. Bookjans Chelsea B. Lincoln
Gregory S. Maust
2008 Jonathan E. Wyrick Lok-Kun L. Tsui Laurence A. Lewis Gregory S. Maust Jamie L. Hayhurst
Daniel G. Kelly
Eric P. Hoppman
Daniel L. Amon
2007 Jacob H. Forstater Laurence A. Lewis Jorge Bruno Rebekah B. Esmaili
2006 Matthew M. Musgrave Martin C. Lehman Jacob H. Forstater Amelia A. Cohen
2005 Christopher J. Carlson Matthew M. Musgrave Christopher J. Church Erin E. McGrath
Seth S. Henshaw
2004 Matthew K. Watts Christopher J. Carlson Carolyn V. Horton
2003 Karen R. Bland Charles E. Martin Sean M. Walsh Sean M. Walsh
William R.Wilta
2002 Zachary R. Kostura Karen R. Bland Sharon E. Koh
2001 Timothy A. Myers Timothy Nagle
2000 Daniel R. Beckstrom Eugene Kitamura
1999 Benjamin W. Cawood Justin H. Voshell
1998 Wally Opaska
1997 Julia E. Cornick
1996 E Darren Ellis
Robert Wayne Atkins
1995 Michael D. Purdy
1994 Dustin E. McNulty
1993 Brian T. Robinson
1992 Mathew A. Willis
1991 Christine Coldren
1990 Gerald P. Brady Jr.
1989 Bryan A. Zimmerman
1988 William B. Powers
1987 Laura M. Peterson
1986 Duane R. Slyder
1985 William M. McFarland
1984 Duane L. Rosenburg
1983 Kimberly Dale Womble
1982 William T. Stockhausen
1981 Paula M. Hand
1980 Paul W. Marshall
1979 L. Bradley Marshall
1978 Keith F. Brill
1977 Thomas C. Gillett
1976 Charles G. Wellemeyer
1975 Noel M. Bowman
1974 Deborah Blodgett

Faculty Awards