2013-2014

Each year, we recognize outstanding members of our community through The Graduate School Awards and the Ver Steeg Awards.

The Graduate School Awards

Dean McBride hosted The Graduate School's second Awards and Recognition Dinner on March 12, celebrating a number of honorees who make notable contributions to graduate life at Northwestern University. Awards were presented in three main areas, reflecting The Graduate School's Strategic Plan: Diversity, Service and Engagement.

Diversity

The awards for diversity recognize individuals who have contributed to an environment which values diverse backgrounds, approaches, and perspectives, which we at The Graduate School believe are essential ingredients for academic excellence.

Alejo Lifschitz

Dean's Award

Paul Goerss

Faculty Award

Klaus Weber

Faculty Award

Assata Kokayi

Student Award

Tamara Johnson

Staff Award

Service

Service can mean many things, and in this case, the common thread for our honorees is they have gone above and beyond the call of duty to be of assistance to The Graduate School and our constituents.

Kelly Mayo

Dean's Award

Betsy Erkkila

Faculty Award

Eduardo Europa

Student Award

Cassandra Van Dunk

Postdoctoral Fellow Award

Elizabeth Lenaghan

Staff Award

Engagement

Honorees in this area have helped build networks that strengthen collaboration within the graduate and postdoctoral communities.

Kamilah McCoy

Dean's Award

Kathy Green

Faculty Award

Resham Sarkar

Student Award

Alexis Lauricella

Postdoctoral Fellow Award

Yolanda Hare

Staff Award

Ver Steeg Award

This award recognizes outstanding work with graduate students in The Graduate School.

Navdeep Chandel

Faculty Award

Joshua Leonard

Faculty Award

Courtney Syskowski

Staff Award