2020 nominee list

Nominees for the 2019-2020 Graduate Annual Awards announced!

By UM Grad News

Nominees for the 2019-2020 Graduate Annual Awards announced!

By UM Grad News
A total of 22 faculty members and 28 students were nominated.

The Graduate School is pleased to announce the 2019-2020 nominees for Outstanding Research Assistant, Outstanding Teaching Assistant, Graduate Student Exemplar, Outstanding Graduate Program Director, and Mentor of the Year awards. Over 65 nominations were submitted in recognition of 28 graduate students and 22 faculty members. A virtual announcement of the winners will take place on April 30 at 10:00 a.m. via Zoom. Nominees and nominators are especially encouraged to attend. Click here to register. Congratulations to all the nominees!

Student Awards

Outstanding Graduate Research Assistant
  • Steven Anderson
  • Stephano Chang
  • Ashley Hemm
  • Mona Issabakhsh
  • Hao Kang
  • Keenan Mintz
  • Sivakumar Ramanathan
  • Rosamary Ramentol
  • Samantha Rincon Sabatino
  • Linda Robayo
  • Yoel Sitbon
  • Keyvan Yousefi
Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant
  • Alexis Friedman
  • David Bernstein
  • Merranda McLaughlin
  • Blanca Noriega Esquives
  • Marnin Romm
  • Divya S
  • Ryan Schooley
  • Babak Vafaei
Graduate Student Exemplar
  • Mona Issabakhsh
  • Samantha Lang
  • Vanesa Mora Ringle
  • Johan Nelson
  • Alvaro Ruiz Emparanza
  • Antonio Sanchez Gonzalez
  • Renae Schmidt
  • Anastasiia Timmer

Faculty Awards 

Outstanding Graduate Program Director
  • John Funchion
  • Peter Larsson
  • Brenda Owusu
  • Christopher Parmeter
  • William Pestle
  • Noel Ziebarth
Faculty Mentor of the Year
  • Olena Antonaccio
  • Douglas Broadfield
  • Kenneth Feeley
  • Amanda Jensen-Doss
  • Mariano Kanamori
  • Peter Larsson
  • Yolanda Martinez-San Miguel
  • Kathryn McCollister
  • Imelda Moise
  • Antonio Nanni
  • Kathryn Nowotny
  • Ashmeet Oberoi
  • Christopher Parmeter
  • Lindsay Thomas
  • Lucina Uddin
  • Eva Widerstrom-Noga