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2019 Graduate School Award Winners

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Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 Graduate School Awards that honor outstanding students, faculty and staff. The awards celebrate excellence and achievement in areas from teaching and research to leadership and service.

“We received many impressive applicants deserving of these awards, which made the committee’s work very challenging. Thank you to the selection committee and to everyone who submitted nominations. Most of all, congratulations to all of the award winners representing the very best of Stony Brook,” said Richard Gerrig, Interim Dean of the Graduate School.

All awards will be presented at the Graduate School’s Annual Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, May 22, at 11 am.

President’s Award to Distinguished Doctoral Students
The winners of this award will present a synopsis of their research (geared to a non-specialist audience) at a symposium held in conjunction with the Graduate Awards Ceremony. One of these winners will be asked to give a commencement speech at the Doctoral Hooding Ceremony.

Ju Hyeon Han, seen here performing in last year's 'The Rape of Lucretia', won the President's Award to Distinguished Doctoral Students.
Ju Hyeon Han, seen here performing in last year’s ‘The Rape of Lucretia’, won the President’s Award to Distinguished Doctoral Students.

Connor Behan, Physics and Astronomy
Aleksander Doan, Mathematics
Ju Hyeon Han, Music
Carrie Mongle, Anthropological Sciences
Craig Rodriguez-Seijas, Clinical Psychology

President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Graduate Student
The winners of this award will be invited to participate in the August 2019 Workshop for New Teaching Assistants, presented each year to new doctoral students during graduate orientation events.
David Brounley, Music
Kate Corbin, Anatomical Sciences
Brian Hartwig, English
Michael Kryluk, Philosophy
Russell Tanenbaum, Linguistics
Kaitlyn Koenig Thompson, Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology

Mildred and Herbert Weisinger Dissertation Fellowship
Hyunah Baek, Linguistics

Madeline Fusco Fellowship Award
Katharine Thompson, Anthropological Sciences

Faculty-Staff Dissertation Fellowship Award
Shruti Mukherjee, Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies

John Marburger III Fellowship for Science, Engineering and Mathematics
Xujia Chen, Mathematics

Joyce Turner Dissertation Fellowship Award
Caleb Ward, Philosophy

Assistant Professor of Linguistics Thomas Graf won the Dean's Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching by a Faculty Member.
Assistant Professor of Linguistics Thomas Graf won the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching by a Faculty Member.

Dean’s Alumni Association Leadership Award
Yalile Suriel, History

Dean’s Award for Excellence in Graduate Mentoring by a Faculty Member
Liz Montegary, Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies

Dean’s Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching by a Faculty Member
Thomas Graf, Linguistics

Dean’s Award for Excellence in Service by a Graduate Program Director
Kathleen Fallon, Sociology

Dean’s Award for Excellence in Service to Graduate Education by a Graduate Program Coordinator
Jennifer McCauley, STRIDE
Donald Sheehan, Physics and Astronomy

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