KSUCPM Graduation Awards

The following awards are available to graduates in the Class of 2020. Awards are selected by members of the faculty, staff and administration of the College. Awards are announced at graduation rehearsal. 

 

1st in the Class: For the fourth-year student who has demonstrated the highest level of academic achievement in his/her class. 
Award Amount $1,500
Sponsor: KSUCPM
Department Head: David Putman

2nd in the Class: For the fourth-year student who has demonstrated the second highest level of academic achievement in his/her class.
Award Amount: $350.00
Sponsor: KSUCPM
Department Head: David Putman

Service to the College Award:  For the fourth-year student who has demonstrated scholarly attributes and service to the College and his/her classmates.
Award Amount: $100.00
Department Head: Carla Ronnebaum

Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine Research Award: For the fourth-year student who has demonstrated excellence in Research at KSUCPM.
Award Amount: $250.00
Department Head/Faculty: Dr. Kawalec

The Ilya Bratslavsky Doctor Award: For the fourth-year student who has shown kindness and compassion towards other students and members of the CPM community. 
Award Amount: $100.00
Department Head: To be chosen by graduating class based on vote

Sean Glennon Award: 
The award was created in honor of Sean Glennon, a student who passed away in 2018. Sean was a loving father and dedicated student who had an unmatched passion for the profession of podiatric medicine. Please nominate a student in the Class of 2019 who may have had a non-traditional route to beginning their career as a medical student; a student who is a devoted to his or her family and embodies a passion for this profession. 
Award Amount: $100.00
Department Head: To be chosen by graduating class based on vote

Dr. Karen Ondrick Biomedical Sciences Excellence Award: For the fourth-year student who has demonstrated the highest level of proficiency in the area of pre-clinical sciences.  Criteria: 1. GPA 2. Leadership in pre-clinical sciences
Award Amount: $100.00
Faculty: Dr. Kawalec (via Pre-Clinical Sciences Faculty)

Professional Ethics Award: For the fourth-year student who has demonstrated consistent ethical principles of empathy, compassion, and high moral character.  Criteria: Subjective to faculty nominations.
Amount: $100.00
Faculty: Dr. Petrozzi (via Faculty Council)

Clinical Podiatry Award: For the fourth-year student who has demonstrated outstanding proficiency in clinical podiatry throughout his/her professional program. Criteria:  Subjective to faculty nominations.
Award Amount: $100.00
Faculty: Dr. Petrozzi (via Clinical Faculty)

Diabetic Lower Extremity Care Award: For the fourth-year student with an above average grade point average who exhibits a demonstrated interest in diabetic lower extremity care.  Criteria: 1. Documented scholarly activity pertaining to the diabetic foot.  2.  GPA 
Award Amount: $100.00
Faculty: Dr. Kawalec (via all Faculty input)

Surgical Excellence Award: For the fourth-year student demonstrating clinical proficiency and excellence in surgical skills.  Criteria:  1. Publication/Research support in surgery.  2.  GPA in surgery courses.
Award Amount: $100.00
Faculty: Dr. Hardy (via Surgical Faculty)

Dr. Allan M. Spencer Orthotics / Biomechanics Award: For the fourth-year student who has demonstrated outstanding proficiency in the selection and application of orthotics and biomechanical assessment.   Criteria:  1.  Publication / Research support in biomechanics   2.  GPA in biomechanics courses
Award Amount: $100.00
Faculty: Dr. Hardy (via Biomechanics Faculty)

Dr. William F. Munsey Leadership Award
For the fourth year student who has exemplified outstanding leadership as a student at KSUCPM within the profession or at the state/national professional association levels and has demonstrated excellence in both academic and clinical skills.
Award Amount: $250.00
Department Head: Dr. Spencer

James A. Conforti, DPM Community Relations Award
For the outstanding fourth year student who has promoted podiatry in the community through extra-curricular activities.
Award Amount: $200.00
Department Head: Dr. Spencer

The William F. Todd, DPM Award for Excellence in General Medicine
For the fourth year student who has demonstrated academic excellence in third year General Medicine.
Award Amount: $100.00
Department Head/Faculty: Dr. Robinson

Timothy Holbrook Memorial Award for Excellence in Orthopedics
For the fourth year student who has demonstrated academic and clinical excellence in orthopedics, as well as displaying qualities that will help them to become a good practitioner.
Amount: $100.00
Department Head: Dr. Hardy through Biomechanics Faculty

The American Board of Podiatric Medicine Graduate Merit Award
For the fourth year student who exhibits high standards of professional conduct, probity, academic achievement
and moral rectitude such as, no tardiness in clinic, all assignments turned in on time, no negative write ups, and a GPA of no less than 3.5. The 4th year student should exhibit aptitude in Podiatric Medicine and Podiatric Orthopedics which includes but is not limited to Dermatology, Biomechanics, Sports Medicine, Infectious Disease and Wound Care.
Amount: $ 2,000.00
Department Head: Dr. Spencer

Thomas V. Melillo, D.P.M., Memorial Award sponsored by The Podiatry Foundation
For the fourth year student who has demonstrated the second highest level of academic achievement in his/her class.
Amount: $1,000.00
Department Head/Faculty: David Putman