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College of Nursing’s Dr. Jiying Ling receives Honors College award  

Professor Jiying Ling by a bush of flowers.

By Sloane Barlow 

Associate professor Dr. Jiying Ling from the College of Nursing received the 2023 Honors College Award for Distinguished Contributions to Honors Students 

This award recognizes a MSU faculty or staff member outside the Honors College for their outstanding contributions and commitment to Honors students and their educations. It includes a framed certificate, a plaque housed in Eustace-Cole Hall, and $1,000. 

“Dr. Ling was selected for this award due to her commitment to mentoring students such as in her Honors Research Seminar, as well as her strong commitment to her professorial assistants,” said Dr. Matt Zierler, organizer of the selection committee. “She was enthusiastically recommended by students and colleagues.” 

Ling was selected based on nominations from faculty, staff, and students. A selection committee comprised of an alumnus, a previous recipient, students, and Dr. Matt Zierler selected Ling.  

It is truly an honor to be recognized for my contributions to the growth and development of our honors students,” Ling said. “Mentoring students is a privilege and a passion for me.” 

“I am very grateful for the opportunity at MSU to learn alongside my students, to witness their triumphs, and to navigate challenges together,” Ling said. “I am committed to continuing the journey of mentorship with passion, dedication, and a fervent belief in the transformative power of education.” 

Is there an exceptional staff or faculty member you would like the Honors College to consider for this award? Click here to submit a nomination form by March 1, 2024.  

Alumni, faculty, staff, and students are eligible to send nominations for this award. Please email with any questions.   

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