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Gerontology PhD Student wins Sigma Phi Omega Presidential Paper Award

Gerontology | January 27, 2012
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Gerontology PhD student, Caitlin Coyle,  has been selected as the winner of the Sigma Phi Omega, Academic Honors & Professional Society in Gerontology’s 2012 Presidential Paper Award for her second year paper titled, Social Isolation, Loneliness and Health among Older Adults.

Sigma Phi Omega's President's Student Paper Award was initiated in 2005 to recognize outstanding SPO student presentation submissions at the annual AGHE meeting and Educational Leadership Conference. Sigma Phi Omega presented the first annual President's Student Paper Award at the 2006 AGHE Annual Meeting. Students whose abstracts are accepted for presentation at the annual AGHE meeting are eligible for the SPO President’s Student Paper Award. Papers are reviewed by the SPO award committee.

As the winner of this award, Caitlin will be presenting her paper at the SPO Paper Session I and Business Meeting/Reception Friday, February 24 at the AGHE Annual Meetings. There will be 5 papers presented at this session which will be followed by an award presentation and reception. Congratulations to Caitlin on winning this prestigious award!


Comments (3)

Posted by De Onna | February 02, 2012 - 10:21 a.m.

Congratulations ... very inspiring!

Posted by Nancy Coyle | January 27, 2012 - 7 p.m.

Congratulations, Caitlin!!  Wonderful, wonderful news!  And your research will now be shared further on February 4 to a prestigious
audience. WOW!!!!
Love you!

Posted by Nancy Wygle | January 27, 2012 - 11:26 a.m.

Well done!

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