A celebration held at the end of the first year to allow students to reflect on their first year experiences and recognize outstanding members of the University community who contributed to their first-year success.
Monday, April 15, 2019 at 5:30 PM at the Whittemore House
Sponsored by the First Year Center, we celebrate the end of the first year with this signature event. This program includes appetizers and desserts, activities to showcase the first-year students, remarks from university administration, and recognition of key players in the success of the Class of 2022. Awards are given to outstanding members of the Washington University community who have supported new students in their first year.
2018: Andrew Reeves, Associate Professor of Political Science 2017:Melanie Osborn, Assistant Dean, Engineering Student Services 2016: Kris Kerth, Director of Four-Year Advising, College of Arts & Sciences 2015: Megan Daschbach, Lecturer in Department of Chemistry 2014: Professor Brian Carpenter, Associate Professor of Psychology and Faculty Fellow in Eliot Residential College 2013: Professor Joseph Loewenstein, Professor of English 2012: Professor Joseph Schraibman, Professor of Romance Languages 2011: Professor Ian MacMullen, Faculty Fellow for Brookings Residential College 2010: Delores K. Kennedy, Associate Dean in the College of Arts & Sciences
Sharon Stahl Service Award
2018: Nathaniel Rodriguez 2017: Emma Reusch 2016: Nathaniel Bernstein 2015: Sara Miller
Outstanding Floor Community-
This award is given to a floor community that is supportive, inclusive, kind, and compassionate. A floor community that offers support to all its residents and that has allowed each individual on the floor to be known by name, face, and story.
This recognition is awarded to a faculty member who has exceeded expectations in mentoring and teaching first-year students.
2018: Jeffrey Matthews, Professor of Practice in Performing Arts 2017: Dr. William Wallace, Professor of Art History and Archaeology 2016: Dr. Colin Burnett, Assistant Professor of Film and Media Studies 2015: Dr. Kasey Wagoner, Professor of Physics 2014: Dr. William Bubelis, Assistant Professor of Classics 2013: Dr. Ron Cytron, Computer Science and Engineering 2012: Dr. Durai Sundaramoorthi, Olin Business School 2011: Dr. Claude Bernard, Professor of Physics 2010: Dr. Richard Loomis, Associate Professor of Chemistry
Outstanding Writing 1 Instructor-
This recognition is awarded to a Writing 1 faculty member who successfully prepared their students to write in a collegiate, scholarly setting.
2018: Kate Bloomquist 2017: Erik Strobl 2016: Kasey Grady 2015: Dustin Iler 2014: Eileen G’Sell
Outstanding Academic Adviser-
This recognition is awarded to a 4-year adviser who has invested in the holistic development of first-year students, while helping their advisees navigate the first year and create a plan for a successful career at Washington University.
2018: Joan Downey, Assistant Dean, College of Arts & Sciences 2017: Georgia Binnington, Associate Dean of Students, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts 2016: Kris Kerth, Associate Dean, College of Arts & Sciences 2015: Dirk Killen, Associate Dean, College of Arts & Sciences 2014: Jami Ake, Assistant Dean, College of Arts & Sciences 2013:Dirk Killen, Associate Dean, College of Arts & Sciences 2012: Jennifer Romney, Assistant Dean, College of Arts & Sciences 2011: Raymond Arvidson, James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor
Outstanding Residential Advisor (RA) or RA Pair-
This recognition is given to a Residential Advisor or Residential Advisor Pair who know individuals in their community by name and story and who have fostered an intentional community that has given first year students the opportunity to thrive, grow, and learn.
2018: Gabby Bloom and Jessica Qian, Lee/Beau 2017: Grigg Schneider and Rishi Jaswaney, Brookings 2016: Tobi Alawode and Stephen Trudeau, Park 2015: Divya Rayapati, Eliot 2014: Rahul Aggarwal and Hilary Brownstead, Rubelmann 2013: Ethan Goldstein, Lee 2012: Shanet Stefanos, Park 2011: Taz Ahmed, Eliot 2010: Whitney Parnell
Outstanding WU Student Associate (WUSA) or WUSA Pair-
This recognition is given to an outstanding WU Student Associate (WUSA) or WUSA Pair who exceeded expectations when helping students transition academically and socially into the Washington University community.
2018: Sarah Thornton and Eddie Xie, Danforth 2017: Nathaniel Bernstein and Mesha Bisarya, Umrath 2016: Daniel Knudsen and Shaarada Srivatsa, Umrath 2015: Adam Hoffman and Neena Wang, Danforth 2014: Julia Burns and Danny Sales, Lien 2013: Divya Rayapati, Lien 2012: Lori Schlatter, Lien 2011: Lydeah Negro, Rutledge 2010: Austin Wilmot, Umrath
Outstanding Dining Services Staff-
This recognition is awarded to a Dining Services staff member who is friendly, kind, and inclusive to all first year students and who put in the effort to create meaningful connections with individual students.
2018: Dorothy Chandler 2017: Gil Grigsby 2016: Bill Jackson 2015: Deshawn Andrews 2014: Arthur Curtis 2013: Dorothy Chandler 2012: Phillip Southerland 2011: Angela Ford 2010: Boyd Davis
Outstanding Housekeeping or Mechanic Staff-
This recognition is awarded to an outstanding Residential Housekeeping or Mechanic staff member who has made a positive impact in a first-year residential community.