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Dean's Award for Excellence in Service by a Graduate Program Coordinator (GPC)

The Dean's Award for Excellence in Service recognizes outstanding service to graduate education at Stony Brook by a graduate program coordinator (GPC). Criteria for selection may include provision of timely and excellent advice to graduate students about academic, registration, support and placement issues, or generosity of time in working with graduate students. These criteria are not meant to be exhaustive, but instead to suggest activities that might be considered in a nominating letter. The nominee must have been a GPC for at least two years at the time of the nomination.

The award is comprised of a certificate and a $500 award check. Nominations may be made by faculty, staff or students.

Submit a Nomination

The Google Form link above includes entry fields/document upload sections for the following:

  • A letter of nomination. Nominations may be made by faculty, staff or students.
  • Letter of support from the faculty member's Department Chair or Graduate Program Director (GPD).
  • Letter of support from at least one other faculty member.
  • Letter of support from at least two graduate students who have a direct knowledge of nominee's service activities.
  • The nominee's C.V.


Past Recipients

2021: Monica Winchell, Music
Christine Rota, Applied Mathematics and Statistics
2021: Theresa Spadola, English
2020: Jackie Donnelly, Women's, Gender, Sexuality Studies
2019: Jennifer McCauley, STRIDE; Donald Sheehan, Physics and Astronomy
2018: Cynthia Santa Cruz-Scalzo, Computer Science
2017: Melissa Cohen, Ecology & Evolution
2016: Kathleen-Anna Amella, Philosophy; Joann Delucia-Conlon, Molecular & Cellular Biology, and Biochemistry & Structural Biology
2015: Odalis Hernandez, Neuroscience, Molecular & Cellular Pharmacology, Physiology & Biophysics
2014: Roxanne Fernandez, History
2013: Carol Juliano , Molecular & Cellular Biology and Structural Biology
2012: Erica Robey , College of Business
2011: Kathyrn (Kate) Bell , Genetics & Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
2010: Nathan Leoce-Schappin, Philosophy
2009: Katherine Hughes , Department of Chemistry
2008: Mary Moran-Luba, Comparative Literature
2007: Deborah Kloppenburg, Electrical Engineering
2006: Carron Kaufman, Medical Scientist Training Program
2005: Anne Marie Dusatko, Biomedical Engineering