2022 Achievement & Merit Awards Ceremony

  • May 23, 2022
Awards & Honors

The School of Graduate Studies proudly recognizing the notable achievements of graduate students, faculty, and staff at the annual Achievement & Merit Awards Ceremony. These awards recognize important accomplishments in research and scholarship, teaching and mentoring, leadership, outreach, and service across all disciplines, through Chancellor-level affiliations, and within specific disciplinary clusters.

This year, we celebrated the 2022 winners on Thursday, May 13th at the Rutgers Club. Congratulations again to our awardees!


School of Graduate Studies Distinguished Scholarly Achievement Award

Emily Slesinger, Oceanography


Harvey Waterman Medal of Excellence

Nicholas Allred, English, Literatures in


Stanley S. Bergen Medal of Excellence

Hannah Dewald, Biomedical Sciences - Infection, Immunity & Inflammation – Newark


Outstanding Doctoral Student Awards

Ezequiel Durand-López, Spanish

Ileana Fuentes Hernandez, Neuroscience

Madalynn Marshall, Chemistry & Chemical Biology

Katharine Nelson, Planning & Public Policy


Outstanding Master's Student Awards

Janine Barr, Oceanography

Melvin Delvillar, Biomedical Sciences

Soo Min Kwon, Electrical & Computer Engineering


Excellence in Leadership and Teaching Awards

Haruki Eda, Sociology

Robert Young, Chemistry & Chemical Biology

Cherry Zheng, Mathematical Finance


Excellence in Outreach and Service Awards

Jazmín Puicón, History

Anthony Vocaturo, Biomedical Sciences

Ciarra Williams, Microbial Biology


Excellence in Teaching and Mentoring Awards

Lauren Aleksunes, Toxicology

Ulla Berg, Anthropology

Andrea Marston, Geography


Dean's Special Recognition Awards

Alexandria Bachmann

Susan Lomanto