Every year, the Graduate Center celebrates excellence in graduate and professional student leadership through the Graduate Center Leadership Awards
For the 2020-2021 year, the Graduate Center Center received close to 50 applications for nine awards that fall into three award categories: Event Awards (awarded to a group), Graduate and Professional Group Awards, Graduate and Professional Leadership Awards (for individuals). Winners and honorable mentions were announced at a virtual ceremony which took place on April 20, 2021 and included:
Excellence in Interdisciplinary Collaboration: Graduate Professional Council (GPC), Graduate Student Senate (GSS), and the Association of Graduate Engineering Students (AGES) for hosting the annual Holiday Party.
Cross-Cultural Competency/Communications: Graduate Professional Students Advisory Council (GPAC) for White Allyship
Best Practices: Graduate Students Promoting Science, Policy and Research (ProSPER)
Honorable Mention: The Biotechnology and Life Sciences Advising (BALSA) Group
Professional Development Programming: InPrint
Social Programming: Graduate Professional Council (GPC)
Honorable Mention: Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA)
Rising Star, Master’s student: Louis Damani Jones
Rising Star, Doctoral student: Ananya Benegal (Honorable Mention, Lydia Zhong)
Distinguished Leaders, Master’s student : Adrian Gonazeles and Ebuwa Evbuoma
Distinguished Leaders, Doctoral student: Marleigh Anderson, Andy Daniel, Tyler Gahrs, Marina Gross, Rachel Johnston, Emma Merrigan, Juan Andrés Mata, Gabrielle Pfund, and Jennifer Sun.