Achievements | Honors, appointments, publications for Sept. 20

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Achievements | Honors, appointments, publications for Sept. 20

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Craig Chandler | University Communication

Recent achievements for the campus community were earned by Jocelyn Bosley, Josue Campos do Prado, Amanda Gonzales, Casey Hoeve, Paul Springer and Colton Watts.


  • Jocelyn Bosley, assistant director for education and outreach at the Materials Research Science and Engineering Center in the Department of Physics, has been named an inaugural IF/THEN Ambassador by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Launched in March, IF/THEN is a national initiative seeking to support women in STEM by empowering those in the field to inspire the next generation.

  • Josue Campos do Prado, doctoral student in electrical and computer engineering, and Colton Watts, doctoral student in biological sciences, are recipients of 2019-2020 Presidential Graduate Fellowships awarded by the University of Nebraska. The prestigious fellowships are awarded to a select group of NU graduate students each year on the basis of high academic performance and personal accomplishment. Fellows receive an annual stipend made available through the University of Nebraska Foundation that allows them to pursue their studies full-time.


  • Amanda Gonzales, assistant professor of accountancy, has been named a Seacrest Teaching Fellow by the College of Business. As a Seacrest Teaching Fellow, Gonzales will lead projects that explore student effort and adapt teaching innovations to improve class participation and information retention.

  • Casey Hoeve, associate professor at University Libraries, began a new position as the organization’s Head of Content and Collections Aug. 1. In his role, Hoeve will develop policies and processes to grow and manage the library’s collections. He will also facilitate partnerships with information providers and academic libraries in Nebraska, the Big Ten and beyond to expand resource access to the university community.

  • Paul Springer, associate professor of child, youth and family studies and interim associate dean for academic affairs, has been named interim chair of the Department of Child, Youth and Family Studies. As chair, Springer will lead the department in long-term planning, as well as be responsible for activities related to fiscal management, administration of personnel and the service and outreach mission of the organization.

This column is a regular feature of Nebraska Today. Faculty, staff and students can submit achievements to be considered for this column via email to For more information, call 402-472-8515.

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