Outstanding Dissertation Awards for 2020

Congratulations to the following students who have received outstanding dissertation awards for 2020:

Ivan Bondoc is the recipient of the 2020 Dr. Clifford Mirikitani, M.D., J.D. & John M. Mirikitani, J.D., Ph.D. Outstanding Dissertation Award.

Sharon Bulalang-Estioca won the LLL Excellence in Doctoral Dissertation Research Award given by the College of Languages, Linguistics, and Literature in April 2020. Her dissertation, ‘A Grammar of Western Subanon” is a comprehensive description of the grammar of  this language, her mother tongue and an endangered Austronesian language spoken in the southern Philippines.

In addition to this award, she also received another Outstanding Dissertation Award from the Founder Region Fellowship, of Soroptimist International of the Americas (SIA). This award is very competitive, and is given to highly motivated women pursuing their PhD program in the Unites States, and are engaged in academic research in fields including science, technology, education, the environment, women’s issues and international relations.