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December 5, 2002

Nominations sought for mentor award

Nominations are now being sought for the University’s Distinguished Graduate Mentor Award. The Graduate School, with assistance from the President’s Office, sponsors this annual award in order to recognize outstanding mentoring of graduate students by faculty.

The relationship between a graduate student and a faculty advisor is one that can have a profound, lifelong influence on both parties. At its best, this mentoring relationship inspires and gives confidence to the student while providing the faculty member with a valued colleague. The Distinguished Graduate Mentor Award allows the University to honor those members of the faculty who exemplify excellence in graduate education.

To nominate a faculty member, submit a letter no more than two pages long citing specific examples of the nominee’s mentoring ability. The letter should be submitted to Graduate Mentor Award, c/o Dean Marsha Landolt, The Graduate School, Box 353770. The deadline is Jan. 10.

A single award will be given, accompanied by a stipend of $5,000. The award will be presented at the annual University Recognition Ceremony on June 12 in conjunction with other University-wide awards. Those interested in reading statements from past recipients of the Distinguished Graduate Mentor Award should go to: http://www.grad.washington.edu/envision/project_resources/mentor_award.html