Debeshi Majumdar Morgan PuckettDuring the annual Honors Convocation on April 8, Stephens students and faculty were recognized for their scholarship and achievements.

Numerous students were recognized with academic awards while Debeshi Majumdar, Ph.D. (pictured top right), Assistant Professor of Chemistry, received the 2019 Distinguished Teaching Award, and Kelly Hulse (pictured bottom right), Assistant Professor of Equestrian Studies, received the 2019 Michael Bowling Distinguished Advising Award.

Kelly Hulse Jessica Ferguson “This award means a lot to me,” Majumdar said. “It is a true reflection of the love of my students for me. They are a big part of my life and I will continue to do whatever I can to make them successful in their career paths.”

Stephens student Morgan Puckett said that she was honored to present the award to her professor.

“This teacher is dear to me and I am very excited that she won this award,” she said in her remarks. “Some of the comments called her brilliant, caring, generous, dedicated, and even motherly at some points.”

Hulse said that she appreciates the recognition, especially because she was selected based on the nominations of her student advisees, who described her as “intelligent, attentive, kind, motherly and motivated.”

“Setting up my students/advisees for success at Stephens and in their future professional careers is crucial to me,” Hulse said. “Knowing they appreciate all the work we do together as a team is a thrill!” 

View full list of award recipients.

View photo album.

Pictured top: The Ten Ideals reveal themselves each year at Honors Convocation. The Ten are students who embody Stephens College’s core values such as Independence, Belief and Support. 

Honors Convocation general


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