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Awards for Mentoring

Emerging Mentor in Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Award

In 2016, Dr. Elizabeth Glogowski, materials science assistant professor was the winner.

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  • A student nominator said: "Dr. Glogowski is incredibly encouraging not only in research, but in student growth professionally and personally. She has high expectations and pushes everyone to achieve full potential, while providing any resources needed and immeasurable support along the way." 

The Excellence in Mentoring Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Award was given to Dr. David Lonzarich, biology professor and Dr. April Bleske-Rechek, psychology professor.

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  • Dr. David Lonzarich's nominators touched on David's respect for and patience with his student researchers and his willingness to spend many hours working to ensure their full understanding.To quote directly, "Dr. Lonzarich is uncommonly kind and genuine, and has inspiring enthusiasm..." One nominee who was thinking of dropping out was approached by Dr. Lonzarich, and to quote, "He said I had real talent and potential and … talked to me about my life and where I wanted to go."That student went on to do two research projects and to graduate successfully."  
  • Student nominators talked of April’s enthusiasm and rigor in research.To quote, “It sounds cheesy, but she pretty much changed my life... my academic life, at least.”  “She made sure that I was involved in the entire research process so that I was prepared for graduate school when I graduated. I learned in graduate school that I had much higher level responsibilities than most undergraduates have.” “She has so much faith in her students and takes great pride in our achievements.”