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Dr. Yongcheng Zhou recieves honorable mention for graduate advising and mentorship from the Graduate Student Council

Ken Klopfenstein

Anne Byrne, President of Graduate Student Council recently announced this year's (2014-15) recipients of the GSC Award for Graduate Advising and Mentorship. The GSC received over 55 nominations, many including several letters of support from current and former students as well as post-docs and visiting scholars. The nominations were judged by a team of eight Graduate Student Council members on the following criteria:

• Leading by example
• Cultivating collaborative working relationships
• Building student CVs (publications, conferences, grant-writing, etc.)
• Advising career development
• Demonstrating strong interpersonal skills
• Timely and available
• Aiding student funding
• Encouraging interdisciplinary study

Ultimately, three award recipients were selected along with four additional honorable mentions. The final listed included:

Ken Klopfenstein

• Dr. Scott Nissen, Dept. of Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management (award recipient)
• Dr. Cameron Aldridge, Dept. of Ecosystem Science and Sustainability (award recipient)
• Dr. Susan van den Heever, Dept. of Atmospheric Science (award recipient)
• Dr. Yongcheng Zhou, Dept. of Mathematics (honorable mention)
• Dr. Manfred Diehl, Dept. of Human Development and Family Studies (honorable mention)
• Dr. Zinta Byrne, Dept. of Psychology (honorable mention)
• Dr. Lucas Argueso, Dept. of Cell and Molecular Biology (honorable mention)

Congratulations to these outstanding advisers and mentors!

The Graduate Student Council would like to thank all the individuals who took the time to nominate their advisers and to congratulate all the nominees on their tremendous efforts with their graduate students. We are lucky to have you!

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