Dean's Medalist

The Dean's Medal honors the top graduating student earning an undergraduate or a graduate degree from one of the departments within the College of Health and Human Services.   

Congratulations to our 2014 Dean's Medalist recipients!

Graduate Division

Karina Harris, Communicative Disorders and Deaf Studies harris
She completed an M.A. in Communicative Disorders, Speech-Language Pathology option with a 4.0 GPA. She is a member of the Golden Key International Honor Society and the Tokalon Women’s Honor Society. She received the Woman of Distinction Award from the Sigma Lambda Gamma sorority in 2011 and the Jumpstart SPARK award in 2012. She also received recognition three years in a row from the Evening of Elegance Scholarship. Selected from hundreds of Jumpstart tutors throughout the country, she was the recipient of the 2009 America Spirit of Service Award. Her experience as a student clinician at Hoover High School, Ahwahnee Middle School, Community Regional Medical Center and the Fresno State Speech Language and Hearing Clinic provided a firm foundation from which to launch her professional career. She is dedicated to the field of speech-language pathology, as evidenced by her desire to work with the deaf and hard of hearing population before pursuing a doctoral degree.

Undergraduate Division

 boshEmily Bosh, Recreation Administration
She completed a B.S. in Recreation Administration in fall 2013 with a Fresno State GPA of 4.0. She is the recipient of several academic honors, including being on the President’s List and induction into the Phi Kappa Phi and Golden Key International Honor Societies. She was one of three students in the state to receive a California Travel Summit scholarship from the California Travel Association in spring 2013. Additionally, she was awarded an Outstanding Student scholarship from the California Park and Recreation Society District VII. At Fresno State, she was president of the Recreation Association, ASI senator for the college and a special events coordinator for Vintage Days. In addition, she assisted at the American English Institute, facilitating English-learning activities for international students. Her community service includes an internship at the nonprofit community development center, The Green House, as well as working at the Girl Scouts’ Heart of Central California Public Relations Department. She plans to pursue a career in corporate event planning and return to school in the future to obtain master’s degree in Business Administration.