Tess Leuthner, sixth-year ITEHP student in the Meyer lab, has been selected by The Graduate School to receive the 2021 Dean’s Award for Excellence in Mentoring. A committee of graduate deans, faculty, and graduate students selected Leuthner from a highly competitive pool of nominees to receive this award, recognizing her strong and consistent record of good mentoring practices. She is one of three student recipients of this award in 2021. To be selected for this prestigious award, the student mentor must recognize the talents and skills of their student mentees, consistently provide open lines of communication, help student mentees define and achieve their goals, and actively promote an inclusive and diverse environment. The full list of selection criteria can be found here.
In gratitude for this recognition, Leuthner said, “Mentoring has been some of the most exciting, enlightening, and rewarding experiences during my time at Duke as a graduate student.” As a recipient of this award, she will receive a $2,000 prize and be recognized at a formal (virtual) ceremony in March.
Please join us in congratulating Tess on her well-deserved accomplishment!