PhD Student Jonathan Suen Joins Bouchet Honor Society

Nursing PhD student Jonathan Suen has been selected as a 2023 inductee into the Edward A. Bouchet Graduate Honor Society, established to recognize and continue Bouchet’s pioneering contributions to doctoral education.

“We believe that you exemplify the five Bouchet qualities of scholarship, leadership, character, service, and advocacy for those traditionally underrepresented in the academy,” wrote Nancy E. Kass, Johns Hopkins University vice provost for graduate and professional education, in her letter of congratulations.

Named for the first African American in the United States to receive a PhD, the Edward A. Bouchet Graduate Honor was co-founded in 2005 by Yale University—where Bouchet, a physicist and educator, earned his doctorate in 1876—and Howard University. Johns Hopkins was inducted as an institutional member of the Bouchet Graduate Honor Society in April 2018.

“We know that Jon will continue to represent JHU and the School of Nursing at the highest level in all that he does,” says Jennifer Wenzel, PhD, RN, FAAN, Suen’s co-advisor and director of PhD and Postdoctoral programs.

Previous Johns Hopkins School of Nursing inductees include Lea Marineau (2022), Emerald Jenkins (2021), Kelley Robinson (2020), and Sabianca Delva (2019).