Susan M. Hartmann Mentoring and Leadership Award

General Focus

This award is presented annually to a faculty member, regular staff member or student from within The Ohio State University College of Arts and Sciences who has demonstrated outstanding mentoring to and/or leadership on behalf of women or other historically underrepresented groups at the university. The award will be granted to an individual, irrespective of gender, rank and status, who has generously and unselfishly served others in an effort to promote equity, fairness, and equal opportunities for all members of the university community.

Process

Nomination Deadline: February 1, 2017

Nomination Process: The nomination letter should be no more than 3 pages and should provide a clear and detailed description of the nominee's accomplishments related to mentoring and/or leadership on behalf of women or other historically underrepresented groups at the university.

Submission Process: College of Arts and Sciences students, faculty, and staff members may submit a nomination by sending an electronic copy of the nomination letter to ascfacultyaffairs@osu.edu 

Funding: A one-time award of $1,000 will be provided annually by the Susan M. Hartmann Mentoring and Leadership Award fund.

Contact Person: Tina Henkin, Associate Dean, Faculty Affairs, ascfacultyaffairs@osu.edu 

Current Recipient

Daniel Rodriguez, a fourth-year student majoring in communication, learned the value of community early on, coming from a family of immigrants. Since his arrival at Ohio State four years ago, Daniel has volunteered, as a mentor, with Ohio State’s Latino Leadership Development Institute, helping new Latino students find community and reach their full potential. Daniel is also the president of SPHINX Senior Honorary and a recently published author.

With the support of a STEP grant, Daniel published his first book of poems and short stories, The Peregrine Muse, which won the Best of the Best Award for Creative and Artistic Endeavors from STEP. Daniel was invited to share his STEP experience and read from his book at the university’s Board of Trustees meeting last November. 

Past Recipients

2016 - Leila Elaqad - Sociology Major

2015 - Terri Fisher - Assistant Dean at OSU Mansfield and Professor, Department of Psychology

2014 - Claudia Turro - Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

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