GEMS Blog for Advisors

January 23, 2019

Distinguished Staff Award Nominees – 2019

A record number of Graduate Program Advisors have been nominated for the University of Washington’s Distinguished Staff Award! Our GPAs are a vital part of the Graduate School’s mission as they design applications, administer admissions, support graduate students and faculty, as well as many other duties. The Distinguished Staff Award reception will be held on February 25; please register to reserve your place.

The Graduate School is proud to acknowledge the dedication and talents of the following advisors:

Individual Nominations:

  • Noell Bernard-Kinglsey, Director of Academic Services, Earth and Space Sciences
  • Erica Coleman, Academic Advisor, Atmospheric Sciences
  • Joe Eckert, MLIS Academic Advisor, Information School/Student Services
  • Lauren Lederer, Academic Services Manager, Applied Mathematics
  • May Lim, Counseling Services Coordinator, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Maia Low, Graduate Student Specialist, Molecular & Cellular Biology Graduate Program
  • Yuko Mera, Graduate Program Advisor, Comparative Literature, Cinema and Media
  • Catherine Provost, Graduate Program Advisor, Physics
  • Kathleen Rascon, Academic Counselor – Senior, Human Centered Design & Engineering
  • Susanne Recordon, Graduate Program Assistant, Political Science
  • Suzanne Yates, Student and Academic Services Manager, School of Public Health, Department of Health Services

Team Nominations:

Master of Supply Chain Management Program Team

  • Lindsey Bain-McCorkle, Assistant Director – Student Affairs, Foster School of Business
  • Kathy Wong, Recruiting & Admissions Manager, Foster School of Business
  • Sara Jones, Director, Foster School of Business

Global Innovation Exchange Startup Team

  • Leah Panganiban, Academic Services Program Manager, Global Innovation Exchange
  • Silvia De Cassan, Former Administrative Program Manager, Global Innovation Exchange