EHHS Doctoral Student Wins Dissertation of the Year Award

Headshot of Dr. Meredith Bielaska

In August, Meredith Bielaska, Ph.D., a graduate student who majored in Higher Education in the School of Foundations, Leadership and Administration, successfully defended her dissertation, “Finding Family: The Experience of Transgender Students On Gender-Based Membership and Resiliency in College.”

In so doing, Bielaska won the Dissertation of the Year Award from the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors.

Meredith Bielaska is the Chief Panhellenic Officer for Delta Phi Epsilon Sorority and an Area Advisor in the Northeast Region for the National Panhellenic Conference. In addition to her Ph.D., she also holds an M.S.Ed. in College Student Personnel Administration from Canisius University, and a B.F.A. and M.F.A. in Graphic Design from the Rochester Institute of Technology. 

POSTED: Monday, September 25, 2023 11:01 AM
Updated: Wednesday, September 27, 2023 12:27 PM