2015

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 2015 Awards and Recognition Dinner on March 3, 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.

View a Video Snapshot of the Event


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.

Mayda Velasco | Professor, Physics and Astronomy
Mayda Velasco

Dean's Award

Karl Scheidt | Professor, Chemistry
Karl Scheidt

Faculty Award

Rick Zinbarg | Professor, Psychology
Rick Zinbarg

Faculty Award

Resham Banga | Chemical Engineering
Resham Banga

Student Award

Sheila Judge | Director of Operations & Outreach, Chemistry of Life Processes Institute
Sheila Judge

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.

Patricia Telles-Irvin | Vice President for Student Affairs
Patricia Telles-Irvin

Dean's Award

Mercedes Carnethon | Associate Professor, Preventative Medicine
Mercedes Carnethon

Faculty Award

Robin Hoecker | Media, Technology, and Society
Robin Hoecker

Student Award

Linda Foit | Postdoctoral Fellow, Simpson Querry Institute for BioNanotechnology in Medicine
Linda Foit

Postdoctoral Fellow Award

Andrew Robinson | Research Associate, Microbiology-Immunology
Andrew Robinson
Postdoctoral Fellow Award
Anne Clements | Payroll Coordinator, Office of Human Resources
Anne Clements

Staff Award

Engagement

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

Stephanie Brehm | Religious Studies
Stephanie Brehm

Dean's Award

James Elliott | Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences
James Elliott

Faculty Award

Cora Palfy | Music Theory and Cognition
Cora Palfy

Student Award

Nick Angeloni | Postdoctoral Fellow, Urology
Nick Angeloni

Postdoctoral Fellow Award

Gretchen Talbot | Assistant Dean of Research and Graduate Studies, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences
Gretchen Talbot

Staff Award

Ver Steeg Award

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

Matthew Easterday | Assistant Professor, School of Education and Social Policy
Matthew Easterday

Faculty Award

Deborah Cohen | Peter B. Ritzma Professor, History
Deborah Cohen

Faculty Award

Steve Anderson | Associate Director, Driskill Graduate Program
Steve Anderson

Staff Award