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Student Awards

Fostering the Principles of Academic Integrity

AIS is pleased to announce several student awards that have been granted through the International Center for Academic Integrity (ICAI) and the American Student Conduct Association (ASCA). These awards provide students who further the ideals of academic integrity on campus with $2,500 college grants.


Awarded at the 2015 ASCA Annual Conference

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From left to right: Jason Casares, ASCA President-Elect, Katie Hargrove, AIS Undergraduate Student Award Recipient (University of Florida), D. Matthew Gregory, ASCA Past President,Laura Bennett, ASCA President


From left to right: Jason Casares, ASCA President-Elect;Scott Stallman, AIS Graduate Research Award Recipient (Illinois State University);D. Matthew Gregory, ASCA Past President;Laura Bennett, ASCA President.

The recipients of the 2015 AIS student recognition award are Helsy Flores, Carolina Castillo, Margarita Castillo, Maya Kanani and Megan Jamieson. They were presented with their prize at the  2015 ICAI International Conference on Academic Integrity on February 28, 2015 in Vancouver, Canada.

Law students Maya Kanani (University of Windsor) and Megan Jamieson (University of Ottawa)  won the award in recognition for their research on the legal status of essay mills in Canada.


Maya Kanani (University of Windsor) and Megan Jamieson( University of Ottawa)  along with their supervisors


Helsy Flores, Carolina Castillo and Margarita Castillo are currently students at Universidad de Monterrey. Their winning entry, a video titled “Habits” provokes the viewer to a reflection on the effects of one’s actions over time.



Helsy Flores, Carolina Castillo, and Margarita Castillo (Universidad de Monterrey)



Pictured from left to right: Gary Pavela (Co-founder), Dustin Guinta (Student), Kira Tangney (Student), and DeForest McDuff (Co-founder).

The 2014 AIS Student Leadership Prize was presented to Kira Tangney and Dustin Guinta in recognition of their efforts at ICAI’s 2014 Annual Conference Awards Luncheon Banquet on March 1, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency Riverfront Hotel in Jacksonville, Florida.

Kira Tangney is a member of the Academic Honor Council at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida where she is currently junior. Kira’s winning contest entry, a video titled “A Message of Academic Integrity: Intellectual Theft,” sends a clear and poignant message concerning the inherent risk of submitting work created by someone but passed off as one’s own content. She approached the topic creatively and with a sense of humor. You can see Kira’s video on Youtube by clicking here


Dustin is the President of the Student Government Association at St. Petersburg Community College in Florida. Dustin’s winning contest entry, a white paper entitled “Toward Enhancing a Culture of Academic Integrity at St. Petersburg Community College,” demonstrates an honest and proactive look at the current climate of integrity as well as several recommendations for improving that climate, focused especially on student involvement and empowerment.