Congratulations to Medieval Institute Director of Graduate Studies C. J. Jones, associate professor of German, for receiving an Outstanding Mentor Award from the Graduate Student Union.
This award honors faculty members who excel in their role of mentoring graduate students. Good mentors are not only concerned with encouraging their students’ academic goals, but also offer aid in professional and personal development. Such mentors share time, effort, and wisdom that are crucial to secure the well-being and success of graduate students.
The judging committee is comprised of graduate students representing all the colleges in the graduate school. One award per college, plus two additional awards, are given each year.
Medieval Institute graduate students collectively nominated Professor Jones, who thanked students and added, "It is a great encouragement to me to continue trying to do the best by you all that I can. Watching you grow professionally is a reward itself." She looks forward to continued service to the community.
The Institute and its students are honored to have such a dedicated teacher and scholar leading the graduate program.