Graduate School Annual Awards Ceremony

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Each spring semester the Graduate School hosts an Annual Awards Ceremony to showcase the important contributions and achievements made during the academic year by our graduate students and faculty in support of graduate education and the teaching, research, and service missions of our institution.

 

2019 Graduate School Annual Awards Ceremony Winners

All nominees were invited to attend the ceremony on Wednesday, April 10, in the Tower Room of the Alumni Center where award winners were announced. Click here to view the event program and list of nominees. 

Graduate Award for Excellence in Student Leadership: Fahd Qadir, Ph.D. in Molecular Cell and Developmental Biology

Outstanding Graduate Research Assistant: Eric Ling, Ph.D. in Mathematics

Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant: Stephanie Skenyon, Ph.D. in History

Graduate Student Exemplar (Doctoral): Magno Formiga, Ph.D. in Physical Therapy

Graduate Student Exemplar (Master's): Daniel Samano Martin del Campo, Master of Public Health

Outstanding Graduate Program Director: Juan Manuel Gonzalez, Family Nurse Practitioner

Faculty Mentor of the Year: Michelle Afkhami, Biology

 

Graduate Student Awards

Graduate students may be nominated by current faculty members or administrators. 

Outstanding Graduate Research Assistant

This award recognizes one graduate student distinguished in scholarly or research pursuits in a graduate program at UM. The award winner would have made a distinctive and discernible contribution to the field of study to which the student belongs during the academic year. 

Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant

This award recognizes one graduate student for enhancing undergraduate education at UM. The award winner would have demonstrated superior effectiveness or innovation in teaching undergraduates while serving as an instructor or teaching assistant in a classroom, laboratory, studio or other setting, as well as demonstrated interest in professional development as a teacher. 

Graduate Student Exemplar

This award recognizes a graduating student who excelled academically and has either overcome tremendous odds to be successful, or has consistently made contributions that benefits others. This student’s service, leadership or other distinctive efforts may have been to the campus, local, national or international community.

To nominate a student for Outstanding Graduate Research Assistant, Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant, or Graduate Student Exemplar, click the button below to submit a nomination via Dynamic Forms. 

 

Faculty Awards

Faculty may be nominated by faculty members, administrators, or graduate students.  

Outstanding Graduate Program Director

This award recognizes one GPD who has made a significant impact on graduate education, and/or in support of graduate students in his/her program during the academic year. The outstanding GPD may have made innovations and/or contributions to enhance curriculum, programming, recruitment, retention or placement. 

Faculty Mentor of the Year

This award recognizes one faculty member who has shown tremendous commitment to mentoring, advising and supporting graduate student advisees during the academic year. A faculty member who has made distinctive efforts in mentoring and advising graduate students to 1) become professionals in their field, 2) shape the graduate work of a graduate student, or 3) provide exceptional personal support and development to a graduate student. 

To nominate a graduate faculty member for Outstanding Graduate Program Director, or Faculty Mentor of the Year, click the button below to submit a nomination via Dynamic Forms.
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