Prof. Naomi Greyser is the recipient of the Graduate College's Outstanding Mentor Award!
From the Graduate College Website:
Broadly defined, a mentor is someone who takes a special interest in helping another person develop professionally. An effective mentoring relationship is characterized by mutual respect, trust, understanding, and empathy.
In its 1995 publication "A Conversation About Mentoring: Trends and Models," the Council of Graduate Schools cites Morris Zelditch's summary of a mentor's multiple roles:
"Mentors are advisors, people with career experience willing to share their knowledge; supporters, people who give emotional and moral encouragement; tutors, people who give specific feedback on one's performance; masters, in the sense of employers to whom one is apprenticed; sponsors, sources of information about and aid in obtaining opportunities; models, of identity, of the kind of person one should be to be an academic."
This is a huge honor and we are thrilled for Naomi and for our amazing graduate students who benefit each and everyday from her care, brilliance, and attention! Congratulations, Naomi!