University Park, IL,
10:02 AM

Recognition Night 2017 Celebrates Academic Excellence at GSU

The College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) recognized 15 students for their academic excellence as well as those who have demonstrated outstanding professional growth. Nominated by faculty, these students exemplify what GSU Jaguars can achieve. 

Individuals who have provided mentorship and supervision for students in their internships, practicum, and fieldwork were also celebrated.

“The supervisors, preceptors, and field instructors that we are honoring this evening are not only recognized for their expertise,” said Dr. Elizabeth Cada, Dean of the College Health and Human Services. "They are recognized for their dedication to providing a high-quality learning environment that prepares our students to meet the demands of the health and human service workplace and those individuals that they serve.”

Below are the outstanding individuals who were honored.


Outstanding Students

Outstanding Supervisors, Preceptors and Field Instructors

Addiction Studies & Behavioral Health

Katrina Deutsche, MHS

Judith Sutter, MHS, Counseling Concentration

Katie Jones, BA

Beth Marie Hawkins, MHS, MSW

Community Health

Kurt Jones, BHS

Robert Clay, MS

Communication Disorders

Jessica, Peters, BHS

Trisha Bruecken, MHS

Kathleen Long-Kozlowski, MS, CCC/SLP

Health Administration

Luis Rubio, BHA

Dhuphina Patel, MHA

Dawn V. Gay, MBA


Lisa Huettemann, RN-BSN

Ciara Krygsheld, MSN

Tina Decker, DNP

Nicole Alexander, APN, NP-G

Occupational Therapy

Sara Thrope, MOT

Frank Czuna, DrOT

Joann Tomosieski-Peters, OTR/L

Physical Therapy

Amber Zendzian, DPT

Alison N. Paris, PT, DPT, ATC

Social Work

Ameenah Rashid, BSW

Nancy Ramirez, MSW

Jenifer Brown, LCSW

Ford-Sills, EdD, LCSW