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Archived Mentor Awardees

Archived Mentor Awardees

 Archived Mentor Awards  
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Michael Vargas (History) was selected for the 2013 RSCA Faculty Mentor Award. This award recognizes extraordinary efforts in mentoring undergraduate students in the production of new works or knowledge. Vargas was chosen from an impressive pool of nominees for his extensive mentoring. Under his guidance, students have prepared papers on a variety of medieval history topics. His undergraduate students have presented research and have won awards, even at graduate student conferences. Vargas’ nomination letter noted that “On a daily basis Professor Vargas challenges me to reach my best, inspires me and supports me in my studies.” –Miriam Ward (2015, History & Digital Media Production)          

 

 

 

 

Andrea Varga (Theatre Arts) was selected for the 2012 RSCA Faculty Mentor Award. This award recognizes extraordinary efforts in mentoring undergraduate students in the production of new works or knowledge. Varga was chosen from an impressive pool of nominees for her extensive mentoring and her efforts to provide students with opportunities to work with off-campus mentors. She has provided students with one-on-one mentoring that has contributed to student success. Professor Varga has been a mentor for SURE and AYURE students as well a students who have not participated in RSCA programs. These students have presented at the United States Institute of Theater Technology International Conference. Each has certainly gained from her ability provide positive, constructive criticism. Varga’s nomination letter noted that “she has gone out of her way to support me; giving me direction, making me think in new ways, and providing positive reinforcement for my hard work.”

 


Megan Ferguson

 

Megan Ferguson (Chemistry) was selected for the 2011 RSCA Faculty Mentor Award. This award recognizes extraordinary efforts in mentoring undergraduate research students. Ferguson was chosen from an impressive pool of nominations for her extensive and varied work with students. This work has resulted in local and national and conference presentations. Professor Ferguson generously shares her time and expertise mentoring the students working in her lab as well as students working with faculty in other departments. Her cheerful, patient, and professional, guidance enable students to become technically competent with complex laboratory equipment. Ferguson’s nomination letter notes that “she has taught us to use the equipment safely, to think about our research plans utilizing the scientific method, and always to be objective and accurate.”

 

 

 

 

 

Benjamin Junge (Anthropology) was selected for the 2010 RSCA Faculty Mentor Award. This award recognizes extraordinary efforts in mentoring undergraduate research students. Junge was chosen from an impressive pool of nominations for his extensive and varied work with students. This work has resulted in local, national and international conference presentations. In addition to mentoring, Professor Junge was noted for his extraordinary efforts in helping a student to obtain conference travel funds.  Junge’s nomination letter described his mentorship style as “coupling high expectations with a deep loyalty and dedication to his students.”