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8 Graduate Students, Faculty Receive 2021 Dean’s Awards

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2021 Dean's Award recipients

The Graduate School has announced eight recipients for the 2021 Dean’s Awards, recognizing outstanding efforts in mentoring and teaching.

The recipients will be honored at a virtual ceremony on March 31. More details about each recipient will be posted closer to the event.

Dean’s Award for Excellence in Mentoring

Each faculty award winner receives a $3,000 prize, while each student recipient gets $2,000.

Faculty

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Franklin

 

Aaron D. Franklin

Addy Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) and Chemistry
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Rangel

 

Marcos A. Rangel

Associate Professor in the Sanford School of Public Policy
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Wilbourn

 

Makeba Parramore Wilbourn

Associate Professor of the Practice of Psychology and Neuroscience
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Students

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Castrellon

 

Jaime Castrellon

Psychology and Neuroscience
Faculty Adviser: Gregory Samanez-Larkin
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Leuthner

 

Tess Leuthner

Integrated Toxicology and Environmental Health
Faculty Adviser: Joel Meyer
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Sosa

 

Karla Sosa

Biology
Faculty Adviser: Mark Rausher
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Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching

Each winner receives $2,000. This award is for Ph.D. students only.

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Tybinko

 

Anna Tybinko

Romance Studies
Faculty Advisers: Lamonte Aidoo and Stephanie Sieburth
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Virguez

 

Edgar Virgüez

Environmental Sciences and Policy
Faculty Adviser: Dalia Patino Echeverri
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Note: There were no nominations this year for the Dean’s Award in Inclusive Excellence in Graduate Education. In keeping with the goals of the award, The Graduate School will use the award money to support events and programming organized by its departments, programs, or students aimed at creating a more diverse and inclusive environment for graduate education at Duke (see details and apply).