Sheldon Masters, the 2015 Graduate Student of the Year, hugs Dean Karen DePauw during 2015 commencement ceremonies

The Graduate School recognizes the contributions of the university's most outstanding graduate students each year during Graduate Education Week. In addition its own awards, the Graduate School presents several awards  in collaboration with the Alumni Association, William Preston Society and Division of Student Affairs. The outstanding master's degree and Ph.D. students in each college also are recognized.