PhD Candidate Kaleb Briscoe Selected as Recipient of 2019 Educational Administration Inspiration Award
07 May 2019
Kaleb Briscoe, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Educational Administration at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has been awarded the Department’s inaugural Inspiration Award. The award is presented annually to a student in an Educational Administration program to recognize academic contributions, intellectual curiosity, and scholarly achievements that inspire students, staff, and faculty.
Kaleb is currently a Graduate Research Assistant in the Department, assisting faculty with teaching, research, mentoring, and other duties.
Fellow doctoral candidate Evangela Oates nominated Kaleb, noting her motivation, intelligence, and generosity. “She embodies the characteristics of someone who inspires others to excellence. She cultivates and encourages high scholastic and ethical standards, promotes unity and friendship, maintains a progressive interest in college life, and is strives to be of service to all,” Evangela wrote.
Kaleb has worked on many on-campus and off-campus research teams and currently has one peer-reviewed article, with seven more under review. She has received several national research grants from the ACPA: College Student Educators International and Association of College Unions International.
She also serves in various leadership roles in professional organizations, having coordinated the Sybouts Student Research Symposium, served as a graduate student representative for the Chancellor's Commission on the Status of People of Color, and a volunteer for the Women in Educational Leadership Conference.
Student Mya' Lesley-Drakeford described Kaleb as one who routinely goes the extra mile to assist others. “She led my cohort and myself to understand that it is okay to disagree with each other as long as we respect each other. Kaleb taught us how to get out of our comfort zone and trust the process of learning new things, which leads to new opportunities.”
Kaleb holds a master’s degree in business administration and Bachelor of Science in Business Marketing from Albany State University and Master of Science in Student Affairs and Higher Education from Indiana State University. She hopes to complete her Ph.D. in the Department within the next year and seek a faculty position at a major research university.