The 30th Annual Phoenix Award Reception, sponsored by The Graduate and Professional Student Government Association, the Graduate College, Vice President for Research and Technology Transfer, and the Provost and Senior Vice President, was held on 19 April 2012. At this event, Justin Lack received the Phoenix Award for the Outstanding Doctoral Student at OSU. “The Phoenix Award recognizes exemplary achievement in leadership, scholarship, professional involvement, and university and community service”. Justin is a Ph.D. Student of Dr. Ronald A. Van Den Bussche. Justin will receive his Ph.D. At the May 4 hooding ceremony. Justin has accepted a post-doctoral position at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.