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Boise State Graduate College Excellence in Graduate Mentoring Award

The academic community is in agreement that mentoring is an important element of graduate education. Mentoring ensures that students are well-trained and socialized in their disciplines. In addition, students who are mentored are more productive, more involved in their departments, and more satisfied with their programs.

The Boise State Graduate College Excellence in Graduate Mentoring Award is designed to recognize and celebrate the considerable efforts of faculty who consistently serve as effective mentors and to encourage and promote a culture of mentorship across the university.   

Each year, the Graduate College will provide two graduate mentoring awards and two honorable mentions. Recipients of the graduate mentoring award will each receive an award of $1,000. 

2021 Excellence in Graduate Mentoring Award

Trevor Caughlin, Ph.D.

Department of Biological Sciences

Nominated by: Jennifer Forbey, Ph.D., Andrii Zaiats and Cristina Barber

Clare Fitzpatrick, Ph.D.

Department of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering

Nominated by: Tyler Brown, Ph.D. and Vahid Malbouby

Honorable Mention

Julianne Wenner, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Curriculum, Instruction & Foundational Studies

Nominated By: Leslie Atkins Elliott, Ph.D. and Sarah Lausch

John Bieter, Ph.D.

Director, University Foundations and Professor, Department of History

Nominated By: David Walker, Ph.D. and Gregory LeDonne

Nomination Information

Previous Recipients

2020 Recipients

  • Aida Midgett, Department of Counselor Education
  • Kristin Snopkowski, Department of Anthropology

Honorable Mention:

  • Tyler Brown, Department of Kinesiology
  • Cynthia Curl, Department of Community & Environmental Health

2019 Award Recipients

  • Sole Pera, Department of Computer Science
  • Brady Udall, Department of Theater, Film and Creative Writing
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