The Few-Glasson Alumni society honors Duke graduates who have distinguished themselves through their career accomplishments, the potential of their current endeavors, or their support of graduate education and students at Duke.
"Scientists are by nature curious, and that’s what I do as a coach. I ask questions, I look at root causes, I make connections, and I propose solutions, so it’s a continued path, not a different path!" June Mullaney Mader shares her path through a Ph.D. in Chemistry to industry to coaching and organizational development.
"Graduate students tend to be nervous about two things: writing research proposals and giving presentations on their work. These are two invaluable skills that will serve you well regardless of what you do or where you are after graduate school, so you should hone those skills!"
“I think we need to get away from the notion, especially in the pure sciences, that we should not deal with problems or projects that are too practical or too political. The truth is, as soon as someone other than the scientists cares about a particular issue, that issue becomes a political one. So be open, take advantage of opportunities to enrich and understand the broadened relationship of what you do within your field to the rest of the world.”
The Speed Mentoring Event was a creative and ambitious idea that exceeded our expectations. It allowed mentees to broaden their network of peer-mentors who could provide multiple resources, not only for completing their respective graduate programs, but for thriving within them as well.
“When I first became a Digital Humanities Specialist I didn’t know that I was going to love having meetings but I really do. I like coming in to work and I like having people around, and I love being a consultant. I love it when people come in to see me and they say, ‘I have this idea, how do I do it?’ and I have the resources of the FHI and Duke to help them.”