Campbell and Arthur receive NDSU Graduate School awards

Composite photo of NDSU doctor of nursing practice student and doctoral human development student Beckham Arthur

Two students in the NDSU College of Health and Human Sciences have been recognized for their achievements in teaching and research, respectively.

Brooke Campbell, doctor of nursing practice student, is the recipient of the Graduate School Teaching Award from the NDSU Graduate School and the College of Health and Human Sciences. Beckham Arthur, graduate student in Human Development and Family Science, is recipient of the Graduate School Research Award from the NDSU Graduate School and the College of Health and Human Sciences.

Campbell serves as graduate assistant for the Health Assessment Lab in the NDSU School of Nursing, providing exceptional guidance and support to nursing students. Award nominators noted her empathy and collaboration when working with students.

“She has a way of making all of her students feel heard…and provides constructive feedback which motivates students to slow down and be empowered to practice,” noted nominators. “She possesses excellent communication skills which encourages students to inspire confidence, communicate clear expectations, and instill a sense of belief in their capabilities,” they said.

Campbell also serves as president of the Graduate Nursing Student Organization, participated in medical mission trips, along with her work providing excellence in instruction, offering encouragement and constructive feedback to students. In the Graduate Nursing Student Organization, she better defined leadership roles, organizes volunteer opportunities as well as study events and activities.

As a doctoral student in the Department of Human Development and Family Science at NDSU, Beckham Arthur received the Graduate School Research Award. His rigorous engagement in research includes workplace stress, employee wellbeing and related topics.

Arthur has worked as the primary graduate research assistant on two USDA-funded grants on the topic of farm and ranch stress, assisting with literature review, data collection, and data analysis. He also participated in training North Dakota Farm Service Agency staff on workplace stress and wellbeing. His research includes the topic of trends in well-being for North Dakota children and families. As a co-author, Arthur’s research has appeared in the Journal of Workplace Behavioural Health, and he has provided poster presentations on research at the Red River Psychology Conference.

Arthur served has lead author for research covering youth well-being in sports, published in Routledge Sports Studies, generating media interest in radio, print and TV coverage and he  serves as a research analyst for another study on youth and sports.

“Beckham Arthur is a positive example of pursuing research at the graduate level and contributing to the field through research assistance, academic publications, and sharing research within the profession and to the public,” said his award nominators.

The College of Health and Human Sciences at NDSU focuses on preparing students to become leaders in their fields through programs that span the human life cycle. Undergraduate and graduate level degrees and certificates are offered in multiple programs through on-site and online opportunities. We provide students paths to prepare for rewarding careers that help others improve their health and well-being. The college programs include allied sciences such as respiratory care, medical lab science, and radiologic sciences; counselor education; health, nutrition, and exercise sciences; health services; human development and family science; nursing; pharmacy practice; pharmaceutical sciences; and public health.

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