|UW Graduate and Professional Student Senate|
Graduate Program Advisor of the Year
6/8/12: GPSS has chosen Jeanny Mai of the Psychology Department for the Graduate Program Advisor of the Year Award! Jeannie has been highly praised for creating a sense of community among graduate students in her department, being incredible responsive to student needs, and facilitating student involvement in GPSS and other student organizations. The award, which comes with a $100 gift certificate to the University Bookstore, will be presented to Jeannie at an awards ceremony by the Graduate School later this month. Congratulations to Jeannie!
The Graduate Program Advisor of the Year Award is presented to the Graduate Program Advisor (GPA) that has been the most invaluable to graduate students in their department. GPAs are responsible for many of the day to day tasks necessary for graduate students to complete their degree, from paperwork to advising and everything in between. This award is intended to recognize a GPA who has gone above and beyond the call of duty in helping graduate students navigate many of the pitfalls of their graduate education. Criteria considered include: availability and quality of advising services; promptness in facilitating the administrative needs of the student; and student involvement in the Graduate and Professional Student Senate and University Committees.
List of Past Award Winners:
- 2011: Susanne Recordon, Political Science.
- 2010: Yuko Mera, Comparative Literature
- 2009: Catherine Zeigler, Anthropology
- 2008: Frankye Jones, Electrical Engineering
- 2007: Brenda Banks, Music