Santi Phithakkitnukoon Receives Toulouse Scholarship Award

Santi Phithakkitnukoon with UNT President, Dr. Gretchen Bataille, after receiving his award.

Santi Phithakkitnukoon, a CSE doctoral student in Dr. Ram Dantu's Network Security Lab (NSL), received one of two Toulouse Scholarship Awards at the 30th Annual Seminar sponsored by the Federation of North Texas Area Universities held at Texas A&M University in Commerce, TX in October 2007. The Federation of North Texas Area Universities is a consortium of three universities-Texas A&M University-Commerce, Texas Woman's University, and the University of North Texas-that coordinates various graduate programs and activities among the institutions.

The Federation Council awards the Robert Toulouse Doctoral and Master's Scholarships annually to graduate students in one of the Federation program areas. Each recipient of these awards must be admitted to a graduate school at one of the three member universities and be actively pursuing a graduate degree in one of the Federation program areas.

A graduate student entering a Federated program has access to the combined academic resources of all three universities, including their libraries and laboratories. Benefits to the student include the flexibility of cross-registration at member universities and the option to select major professors, advisors, and thesis or dissertation supervisors and/or directors from any of the schools involved in a particular program area. The student also has opportunities to interact with other advanced students in a broad range of classes, seminars, conferences, and special programs.

Congratulations to Santi on receiving this scholarship.

Thursday, November 1, 2007