Student Achievements


While considering how to document “teaching excellence,” one thing that recently came to mind was recording my students’ achievements and outcomes that they specifically attribute to my classes and/or mentoring. Here is the start to that list–I will update periodically with new achievements.

After revising cover letters, personal statements, and resumes or CVs, preparing elevator pitches, and practicing for interviews in my classes and/or in office hours, my students have:

Won Awards and Competitions:

  • 4th place, Individual Competitor at the 19th National Collegiate Sale Competition, Kennesaw State University, 2017
  • 1st Place: Northwestern Mutual Sales Competition, Purdue University, Feb. 2017
  • 2nd Place: Northwestern Mutual Sales Competition, Purdue University, Feb. 2017
  • Indy 500 Pageant Princess Spring 2017

Been accepted to Graduate and Professional schools, including:

  • Boston College School of Social Work
  • Albany Law School
  • Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU Amsterdam)

  • University of Pittsburgh – Master of Social Work

  • Carnegie Mellon University Heinz College – Master of Information Systems Management
  • Stanford University
  • Indiana University School of Optometry
  • University of Arizona College of Public Health – Master of Public Health, emphasis in Epidemiology
  • Purdue University Second Degree Nursing Program
  • College of William and Mary

Received Graduate Funding Positions:

  • University of Arizona Graduate Assistant for Student Accountability and Assistance

Been invited to interview with and/or offered positions at:

  • Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth Summer Session
  • Goldman Sachs
  • IU Health Arnett
  • Stryker Pharmaceutical
  • Guidebook
  • Northwestern Mutual

In addition, student veterans from the Warrior-Scholar Project that I have mentored have been accepted to undergraduate programs at:

  • Columbia University
  • Harvard University
  • Yale University
  • The University of Michigan
  • Dartmouth (part of the Veterans Posse Program)
  • Vassar College
  • Cal Poly Pomona
  • Texas State University
  • San Diego State University
  • University of Missouri
  • University of Michigan, Flint


*Note: This is based on student self-reporting, and is therefore not an exhaustive list of student outcomes. Items included on this list were reported by students who credited in-class activities or mentoring in my office hours as a significant aspect of their success.