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May 17, 2007
These awards are presented to one graduate and one undergraduate student from each Nevada System of Higher Education institution for their academic achievements, leadership ability and service contributions.
Janet Hart Frost began her doctorate program of study at Nevada in 2003. She has maintained a 4.0 GPA throughout her program and will receive her Ph.D. this May. The focus of her study is "Mathematics Education: Inclusive Pedagogy for Diverse Learners."
Frost has an extensive teaching background and has proven her leadership as a committee member of the Diversity Committee in the College of Education. She is also a member of the Advocates and Allies for LGBTQ Issues, a Presidential Diversity Committee.
She has also been the Graduate Assistants' Ombudsperson in the College of Education and is currently the organizer for the Doctoral Student Association, College of Education.
She is an organizing member of REAL (Responsibility, Earth, Art, and Learning) Initiative for Boys and Girls Club participants and is a reviewer for the Journal for Research in Mathematics Education and the American Educational Research Association.
Christine Harms began her career at Nevada in 2002. She has been a member of the volleyball team for four years and was the team captain for two seasons. She was named to ESPN Magazine Academic All-American Volleyball Second-Team for 2005-2006.
Harms, a Senior Scholar athlete, will graduate with a major in Civil Engineering and currently has a 4.0 cumulative GPA.
She has been on the leadership team for Champions for Christ since 2003 and has also been active in the American Society for Civil Engineers concrete canoe team for two years.
Harms has been on two search committees for high-ranking university officials. She plans to attend graduate school and hopes to either work in a design office in Reno or to earn her Ph.D. at the University of Nevada, Reno and eventually, teach here.