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The President Emeritus and Mrs. Meyerson Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching and Mentoring

Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to announce the call for nominations for the President Emeritus and Mrs. Meyerson Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching and Mentoring. This is the highest university award given specifically for undergraduate mentoring, and I invite your participation by considering a nomination and distributing this announcement.

The President Emeritus and Mrs. Meyerson Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching and Mentoring was established through a generous gift by the late UB President Emeritus Martin Meyerson and his wife, Margy Ellen, to recognize exceptional teaching and mentoring at UB. Faculty members who exemplify these qualities are foundational to the University at Buffalo and its academic mission. They provide the guidance and support needed to help undergraduate students develop the skills necessary for not only research and creativity but also for critical thinking and innovation. This award sets the bar for faculty excellence in helping our undergraduates reach their full potential as young scholars, and launching their future careers. In addition to their involvement with students, mentors are leaders within their own departments, extending beyond professional duties to engage other faculty and students in meaningful collaboration and initiatives. A common theme among successful faculty mentors is that their mentoring experiences are as impactful to them as they are for their students.

Faculty may be nominated for the award by students, faculty colleagues and/or university administrators. Individuals selected for the award will be recognized during UB's annual Celebration of Faculty Academic Excellence, which will be held in the Fall Semester 2016. Please encourage your colleagues to nominate faculty who distinguish themselves as outstanding mentors.

The process and portal for nominations may be found on our Faculty Award Nomination page. Nominations will be accepted through March 1, 2016. For more information, please contact Elizabeth Colucci, Coordinator of Nationally Competitive Fellowships & Scholarships at 716-645-6134 or via email at colucci3@buffalo.edu.

Thank you for fostering student mentoring at UB and promoting the Meyerson Award.

Andrew McConnell Stott
Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education
Director of the Honors College

Nominations for the UB Faculty Award for Excellence in
Mentoring Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity
will open on January 15th.

Last updated: January 19, 2016 4:53 pm EST