David A. Santogrossi Graduate Teaching Assistantship Award

Award Description:

This award recognizes excellence for students working as a graduate teaching assistant (GTA) in the department.


$500 and name engraved on plaque displayed permanently in the department.


Current graduate student in good standing in the department with experience working as a GTA.

Review Process:

To be considered for this award, the student should arrange to have the following materials submitted to Nancy O’Brien, Graduate Program Coordinator:

  • A letter of nomination from at least one of the professors for whom he or she has worked as a teaching assistant, along with a copy of the Performance Evaluation(s) completed by that/those faculty member(s). Letters and performance evaluations may be submitted from up to three faculty members in support of a nomination.
  • A 1-page statement of teaching philosophy.
  • A copy of the student’s CV.

Applications will be evaluated by members of the Awards subcommittee of the Graduate Committee. Committee members will not participate in the evaluation of applications submitted by their own students.

Application Deadline:

Applications are submitted each year in January. An announcement will be advertised to all graduate students providing a specific due date for submissions.

Past Winners:

Award Winner Year
Dani Larranaga 2022
Michelle Coverdale 2021
Louis Hickman 2020
Season Johnson 2019
Melissa Keith 2018
Mindi Cogdill 2017
Maayan Dvir 2016
Nicole Iannone 2015
Amber M. Jarnecke 2014
Sara Branch 2013
Stefanie Plemmons 2012
Dina Krasikova 2011

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