Community Award

The Graduate Community Award is designed to recognize outstanding community service undertaken by graduate students on behalf of the entire Dartmouth graduate community. 

Outstanding Community Service

The Graduate Community Award will be awarded annually to the graduate student(s) who best exemplify a deep commitment to serving the Dartmouth community. Successful recipients may have contributed in diverse ways such as participating in student governance, serving on campus-wide committees and in the development and promotion of programs that enhance the academic and social options of the entire community. The individual should combine personal qualities of dedication to inclusiveness, integrity and enthusiasm with effective service on behalf of the Dartmouth community.

Students currently enrolled in good standing in Dartmouth Master’s and Doctoral programs are eligible for the award.

Nomination Process

The recipient(s) will be selected by the Guarini School. Departments, individual faculty members or administrators, and graduate students are eligible to make a nomination in the form of a letter of nomination. All nomination letters must be submitted to the Guarini School (to the attention of Kerry Landers) no later than March 28.

Each nominee will then be asked directly by the Guarini School to submit a curriculum vitae and a brief summary of their community service activities.

The recipient(s) of the award will receive a cash prize of $1,000.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Kerry Landers in the Guarini School of Graduate and Advanced Studies, Anonymous Hall, 64 College Street, Hanover.

Award Winners

  • 2020: Jin Hyun Cheong, (Psychological and Brain Sciences)
  • 2019: Sally Demirdjian, (Microbiology & Immunology)
  • 2018: Kyla Rodgers, (Program in Experimental and Molecular Medicine)
  • 2017: Evelyn Zablah, (Master of Arts in Liberal Studies)
  • 2016: Ana-Marie Dumitru, (MD, PhD Biochemistry) 
  • 2016: Emily Stephens, (Program in Experimental and Molecular Medicine)
  • 2015: Gilbert Rahme (Geisel School of Medicine)
  • 2014: Angelyca Jackson (Molecular and Cellular Biology)
  • 2013: Ron Bucca (Master of Arts in Liberal Studies) and Marie Onakomaiya (Program in Experimental and Molecular Medicine)
  • 2012: Marcella Lucas (Program in Experimental and Molecular Medicine) 
  • 2011: Katherine Kinnaird (Mathematics)
  • 2010: Tina Chang (Pharmacology and Toxicology)
  • 2010: Bradley Demay (Biology)
  • 2009: Michael Hopkins (Psychological and Brain Sciences)
  • 2008: Allison Henrich (Math)
  • 2008: Sara Walker (Physics/Astronomy)
  • 2007: William Romero (Master of Arts in Liberal Studies)
  • 2007: Clara Smith (Engineering)
  • 2006: Colleen Fox (Engineering)
  • 2006: Emily Cross (Psychological and Brain Sciences)
  • 2005: Vernita Irwin (Master of Arts in Liberal Studies)
  • 2005: Cary Boyd (Physiology)
  • 2004: Heather Williams (Master of Arts in Liberal Studies)
  • 2004: Ian Pitha Rowe (Pharmacology and Toxicology)
  • 2004: Matt Gray (Engineering)
  • 2002: Jennifer Tickle (Psychological and Brian Sciences)
  • 2002: Neema Ganju (Pharmacology and Toxicology)
  • 2002: Ryan Thum (Biological Sciences)