School Awards

SPDC Faculty Awards

Outstanding Instructor

The Outstanding Instructor award is to recognize a teaching faculty member that excels in the classroom and/or studio and laboratory, such as lecturing in an engaging and participatory way, finding real-world projects for students, or inspiring students in creating excellent work.

Outstanding Instructor Award 2023 Yun Cao

2023 Winner: Yun Cao


Outstanding Mentor

The Outstanding Mentor award is to recognize a faculty member, advisor, or SPDC-associated personnel who excels beyond the classroom, such as providing career advice, going above-and-beyond the standard guidance in graduate committees, etc.

Outstanding Mentor Award 2023 Noah Durst

2023 Winner: Noah Durst


SPDC Student Awards

Outstanding Student Leader

The Outstanding Student Leader award is designed to recognize a full-time student who demonstrated sustained records of helping people, leadership in mentoring others, volunteering efforts in helping the school and/or leadership in holding a student group together during challenging times.

Outstanding Student Leader Award 2023 Angel Cruz Outstanding Student Leader Award 2023 Emily Bojo

2023 Winners: Angel Cruz and Emily Bojo