DURHAM, N.C. – Five doctoral students at the Nicholas School of the Environment have been named recipients of this year’s Dean’s Awards for Outstanding Graduate Student Manuscript.

Toddi Steelman, Stanback Dean of the Nicholas School, announced the winners today. They each will receive a $1000 cash prize and a framed certificate.

This year’s award recipients are:

“I love this award because I get to read the amazing work that is being conducted by our doctoral students. The choices are always very difficult and we had many, many contenders this year,” said Steelman. “I extend my sincere congratulations to all of the winners and wish to thank all of the faculty for submitting such wonderful nominations.”

The quality of this year’s field of entries was so strong that Steelman has awarded Honorable Mentions to three additional students. They are:

The Nicholas School has presented the Dean’s Awards for Best Graduate Student Manuscript annually since 2008 to recognize excellence in graduate student research.