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Excellence in Mentoring Award

*Note: This award will now recognize two winners: one faculty member and one staff member. This award is established to confer honor upon individuals whose inspiration and contributions to faculty, staff, or student development are truly significant. This award is also established to honor any individual who has mentored students or colleagues or has advised student clubs/organizations.


  • All faculty and staff in the College of Engineering are eligible.
  • Past recipients are not eligible for a period of five years after receiving the award.


A committee will be appointed by the Dean of Engineering to select award recipients.

Nomination Process

Nominations may be initiated by College of Engineering staff, students, faculty, and administrators. Each nomination must, however, be submitted to the chair or director of the candidate’s academic unit for review and approval prior to submission to the Dean’s Office. Complete nominations are required NO LATER THAN April 8, 2020.

The nomination packet should consist of ONE pdf file emailed to (separate emails will not be accepted) containing the following:

  • one letter of nomination including the names of the nominator(s) and the nominee which should include the rationale for the nomination and pertinent accomplishments; the letter will be preferably one page and a maximum of two pages in length;
  • a letter of support from the COE department chair or director, if not included among the nominators above;
  • a maximum of three letters of support from current or former students and/or Engineering colleagues.

If you have any questions, please email

Past Recipients

2020 Laura Meyer MGEN Co-op
2020 Marilyn Minus MIE
2020 Sandra Shefelbine MIE
2019 Cheryl Arruda MIE Co-op
2019 Deniz Erdogmus ECE
2018 Ozlem Ergun MIE
2018 Nikolai Slavov BioE
2017 April Gu CEE
2016 Dana Brooks ECE
2016 Andrew Gouldstone MIE
2015 Jackie Isaacs MIE
2014 Allen Soyster MIE
2013 Richard Harris Student Services
2013 Hameed Metghalchi MIE
2012 Anand Asthagiri ChE
2012 Rachelle Reisburg Student Services
2007 David Kaeli ECE
2006 Beverly Jaeger MIE
2006 Albert Sacco, Jr. ChE