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Graduate Student Excellence Awards

The Graduate College is pleased to recognize outstanding service, research, potential impact, and teaching through it's Graduate Student Excellence Awards.

These awards recognize Drexel's high performing graduate students and their commitment to the University's mission. Students will be recognized at Graduate Student Day and, in some cases, at their College/School Commencement ceremonies.

Research Excellence Awards

Research Excellence Awards are presented to graduate students who have completed original, innovative research, scholarship and/or creativity during their career at Drexel.


Drexel Common Good Award

The Drexel Common Good Award is presented to a graduate student who demonstrates academic excellence and who is committed to improving the world around them by making contributions to local, national or global communities through either scholarship or civic engagement.


Outstanding Mentorship Awards

In partnership with the Office of Undergraduate Research, the Outstanding Mentorship Awards are presented to graduate students for exemplary mentoring of undergraduate and/or new or junior graduate students, which has had a demonstrated impact on the academic and/or professional development of a mentee or mentees.


Outstanding Dissertation Awards

The Outstanding Dissertation Awards are presented to PhD/doctoral students who have written original, innovative dissertations that reflect great research and have or are likely to be disseminated widely and have significant impact on the field and society.

Teaching Assistant Excellence Awards

Teaching Assistant Excellence Awards are presented to graduate students who serve as Teaching Assistants (TAs) and who exhibit exemplary commitment to student learning, reflective teaching practices, innovative teaching methods, leadership and a commitment to their professional growth and development as a teacher.


Graduate Student Excellence Awards Review Committee

  • Caroline Schauer, College of Engineering (Chair)
  • Anne Willkomm, Goodwin College of Professional Studies
  • David Goldberg, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Yvonne Michael, Dornsife School of Public Health
  • Andres Kriete, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems
  • Jaya Mohan, Office of Research
  • Michael Ryan, College of Engineering
  • Jerry John Nutor, Graduate Student Association
  • Sandra Golis, Graduate College
  • Alexis Finger, College of Arts and Sciences (Chair, Teaching Assistant Excellence Award Sub Committee)