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2020 McBride Awards

Named for Dwight A. McBride, PhD, former Daniel Hale Williams Professor of African American Studies, English & Performance Studies, Dean of The Graduate School, and Associate Provost for Graduate Education from 2010 to 2017, this award recognizes one outstanding TGS student and one postdoctoral trainee who go above and beyond in any or all of the areas of diversity, service, and engagement: the strategic priorities McBride worked to foster in the graduate community at Northwestern.


Ivan Hernandez | PhD Candidate, Social Psychology

Ivan Hernandez

Student Award

"Everybody who interacts with Ivan immediately benefits from his endless efforts to promote community and inclusion. He does this work with positive energy and a smile. He never asks for recognition, and he manages to do all of this while developing an exciting and impressive scholarly record. Ivan is a model for us all."

Anastasia Manesis, PhD | Postdoctoral Trainee, Chemistry

Anastasia Manesis, PhD

Postdoctoral Trainee Award

"Anastasia's record of outreach and community engagement is exceptional. She is a role model in the laboratory, as well as a leader and quintessential team player. Her tireless mentorship and inclusion efforts have made my laboratory a better place. She will continue to be an invaluable asset to the Northwestern community as well as to younger aspiring scientists in the Chicago area and beyond."