Recognition Awards

The purpose of the GSA Recognition Awards is to honor those students who have gone above and beyond in the fields of teaching and service, as well as a faculty member who excels in mentoring graduate students. The following awards will be distributed at each College's/School's Pre-Commencement Ceremony. Nominations are due no later than ____________________, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.

Graduate Teaching Award
This award is intended for a graduate student who has demonstrated excellence in teaching, either as a Teaching Assistant (TA) or as the primary instructor of a course. Students or professors who have observed the instructor in the teaching sector may make nominations. Nominators will be asked to provide a typed letter indicating how the nominee has performed above others in the classroom.

Service Award
This award is intended for a graduate student who has demonstrated a high level of service to their department and/or the university community. Nominators will be asked to provide a typed letter describing the nominee's commitment to the university.

Leadership Award (New in 2019)
This award is intended for a graduate student who has demonstrated a high level of leadership to their department and/or the university community. Nominators will be asked to provide a typed letter describing the nominee's commitment to the university.

Mentorship Award
This award is intended for a professor who has inspired students and enhanced students' graduate education. Nominators will be asked to provide a typed letter indicating the ways in which the nominee has improved students' graduate careers.

To complete a nomination for the 2018 GSA Recognition Awards, complete the submission form HERE (nominations for 2019 will begin in late January)


Recent Winners

2018 Recognition Awards
Graduate Teaching - Kathleen Walkowiak, History, College of Arts and Sciences
Graduate Student Service - Garvaundo Hamilton, Student Personnel Administration, School of Education
Graduate Student Service - Stephanie Blagaich, Public Health, College of Public Health and Social Justice
Faculty Mentorship - Dr. Ryan McCulla, Chemistry, College of Arts and Sciences