Each year, we recognize outstanding members of our community through The Graduate School Awards and the Ver Steeg Awards.
The Graduate School Awards
On November 8, 2012 Dean McBride hosted The Graduate School's inaugural Awards and Recognition Dinner, celebrating a number of honorees who make notable contributions to graduate life at Northwestern University. Awards were presented in three main areas, reflecting The Graduate School's Strategic Plan: Diversity, Service and Engagement.
The awards for diversity recognize individuals who have contributed to an environment which values diverse backgrounds, approaches, and perspectives, which we at The Graduate School believe are essential ingredients for academic excellence.
Service can mean many things, and in this case, the common thread for our honorees is they have gone above and beyond the call of duty to be of assistance to The Graduate School and our constituents.
Honorees in this area have helped build networks that strengthen collaboration within the graduate and postdoctoral communities.