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first_imgHarvard College’s Advising Programs Office awarded 12 advisers from across the University with the prestigious Star Family Prize for Excellence in Advising. The Star Prizes were established by James A. Star ’83 to recognize and reward individuals who contribute to the College through their exemplary intellectual and personal guidance of undergraduate students.Prizes are awarded each year to 12 advisers, three each in the categories of first-year, sophomore, concentration, and faculty advisers.A record number of nominations for the award were submitted from the undergraduate student body earlier this year. Selection committees composed of College staff, previous Star Prize recipients, and peer advising fellows (PAFs), chose this year’s recipients.First-year AdvisingAbhishek Raman: First-year proctor, Mower Hall; project manager, Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics; head teaching fellow, Harvard College Program in General EducationKatherine Veach: Assistant director, Harvard College Program in General EducationLu Wang: Preceptor, Department of Chemistry and Chemical BiologySophomore AdvisingNina Bryce: M.Div. ’19, Harvard Divinity School; director of wellness and self-discovery initiatives, First Year Experience Program, dean of Students Office, Harvard College; wellness consultant, Center for Wellness and Health Promotion, HUHS; teaching fellow, Harvard Graduate School of Education; resident tutor, Mather House, Harvard CollegeSenan Ebrahim: Ph.D., tutor at Quincy House, M.D. candidate at Harvard Medical SchoolKatherine Pukinskis : Preceptor, Music DepartmentConcentration AdvisingAmie Holmes: Assistant director of undergraduate studies and lecturer on stem cell and regenerative biologyJames Williamson Mickens: Gordon McKay Professor of Computer ScienceLinsey C. Moyer: Assistant director of undergraduate studies in biomedical engineeringFaculty AdvisingIeva Jusionyte: Assistant professor of anthropology and social studiesBrian Liau: Assistant professor of chemistry and chemical niologyDurba Mitra: Assistant professor of studies of women, gender, and sexuality and Carol K. Pforzheimer Assistant Professor at the Radcliffe Institute“Now more than ever, we are grateful to all of our advisers for their dedication to our students,” said Sindhumathi Revuluri, associate dean of undergraduate education. “These awardees exemplify the many facets of our advising network and the multiple sources of support and mentorship available to our students.”Please visit the 2020 nominees and recipients of the Star Family Prize for Excellence in Advising for more information.last_img read more

PSO Awards

January 17, 2021 | xppcyhzz | No Comments

first_imgEight University of Georgia faculty and staff were honored for exemplary service to the state during Monday’s 2019 Public Service and Outreach awards luncheon, which included awards for Entrepreneur of the Year and Donor Impact.UGA’s highest award in Public Service and Outreach went to Stanley Culpepper, a professor and extension agronomist in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, who received the 2019 Walter Barnard Hill Fellow Award for Distinguished Achievement in Public Service and Outreach. The Hill Fellow is comparable to a distinguished professorship.Additionally, five faculty members will receive Walter Barnard Hill Awards for Distinguished Achievement in Public Service and Outreach. They are:Jeffrey Humphreys, director of the Selig Center for Economic Growth, Terry College of BusinessAmanda Burgess Marable, extension 4-H specialist and senior public service associate, College of Agricultural and Environmental SciencesDavid Meyers, public service associate at the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development, a UGA Public Service and Outreach unit;William G. Tyson, county extension coordinator in Bulloch County, College of Agricultural and Environmental SciencesTheresa Wright, director of assessment and evaluation for the Vice President of Public Service and Outreach and unit manager for the Survey Research and Evaluation Initiative at the Carl Vinson Institute of Government, a UGA Public Service and Outreach unit.The Hill Award and Hill Fellow Award are named for Chancellor Walter Barnard Hill, who led the University of Georgia from 1899 to 1905. Hill was a pioneer who helped define the university’s modern public service and outreach mission.The Public Service and Outreach Staff Award for Excellence went to Genell Gibson, administrative assistant at Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, a UGA Public Service and Outreach unit. This is the most prestigious award for staff members and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated a strong work ethic, commitment to service and exceptional job performance.Alexander Scherr, associate professor and director of the Veterans Legal Clinic at the School of Law, received the Engaged Scholar Award, recognizing a tenured associate or full professor who has made significant career-spanning contributions to UGA Public Service and OutreachThe Entrepreneur of the Year Award, recognizing a company that has exhibited significant growth in business, benefitted from a variety of formal learning opportunities through the UGA Small Business Development Center and served as a public advocate of business ownership, went to Will Harris, a fourth-generation cattleman and owner of White Oak Pastures in Bluffton, Georgia. This award was sponsored by Cadence Bank.The Callaway Foundation Inc., won the Donor Impact Award in recognition of its longtime support of the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, including a $1 million award in October to help fund a new visitor entrance. Since 1973, the Callaway Foundation has given more than $5.8 million to the State Botanical Garden for capital improvements that have enhanced visitors’ experiences. Paul S. “Tripp” Penn III, president of the Callaway Foundation Inc. and the Fuller E. Callaway Foundation boards, accepted the award.last_img read more