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2022 Graduate School Mentoring Award for Graduate Students

The Council of Graduate Schools defines mentoring as: "… a more senior individual who provides career and psychosocial support to a junior member of a given organization. Recently, mentors have been found to exist laterally, virtually, among peers, and with individuals outside of the professional context. Mentorships center on an emotional commitment, which focuses on the protégé’s personal and professional growth." 

Graduate students dedicate a great deal of time and energy in mentoring other colleagues, and undergraduates whether in the lab, field, or classroom. The Graduate School wants to acknowledge the essential role graduate students play in our research, teaching, and engagement missions at Purdue University. If you work with a graduate student that has made a difference in your academic career and models the attributes of what we think great mentors should be, please consider encouraging them to apply for this award.

If you feel you have contributed to excellence in mentoring consider applying for this award.

Contact Associate Dean, Melanie Morgan, ( at the Graduate School for more information.

2022 Winners

Nokwanda Ndlovu Grava
Department of Educational Studies
College of Education

Alejandra Durán Trinidad
Brian Lamb School of Communication
College of Liberal Arts

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