Nominations for GSA Awards Due April 2nd

Do you know graduate students and Faculty or Staff who have gone above and beyond in their contributions to the Rice community? Nominations for Faculty Teaching/Mentoring, Faculty/Staff Service, GSA Service (and more) are due by April 2nd! The awards are:

1. Faculty Teaching/Mentoring Award 
Recipients are selected based on demonstrated commitment to graduate education on teaching graduate students at Rice. The award consists of $1,500, funded through the Office of the President, and a plaque. Up to two awards may be conferred each year.

2. Faculty/Staff Service Award 
Recipients are selected in recognition of efforts beyond the call of duty to improve the quality of life for graduate students at Rice. The award consists of $250, funded through the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, and a plaque. Up to two awards may be conferred each year.

3. Robert Lowry Patten Award (for graduate students) 
The Robert Lowry Patten awards, funded by an endowment, are intended to honor graduate students who might have been honored for their service and achievements on behalf of graduate students. The award is named in honor of the GSA’s previous, esteemed faculty advisor. The award consists of $400 and a plaque. Up to four awards may be conferred each year.

4. GSA Service Award (for graduate students) 
Recipients are selected based on contribution of time, effort, and devoted service to the cause of improving graduate student life and education at Rice. The award consists of $500, funded by the GSA, and a plaque. Up to two awards may be conferred each year.

5. Friend of Rice Graduate Students Award 
Recipients are selected in recognition of individuals who have significantly enhanced the lives of graduate students at Rice University in some way. This award is a token of appreciation to honor people within and beyond the Rice community who may not otherwise be recognized for their service to graduate students. Candidates for the award may or may not be members of the Rice community, but they should not be eligible for the other four awards. The award shall consist of a plaque.

The nomination form can be found here (use your net ID and password to log in).

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