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McCormick Staff Member Receives Ver Steeg Award for Faculty and Staff

Adam Cebulski, manager of the Office of Student Life and coordinator of graduate student life for the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences at the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, won the Clarence L. Ver Steeg Award for Faculty and Staff for this academic year.

The award offers recognition to staff who have given tirelessly of their time to mentor graduate students and develop outstanding programs, as well as being essential to upholding the University's reputation for excellence in education. Each year, two faculty members and one staff member is honored.

Recipients are nominated by students in The Graduate School. Nominees are evaluated for consistent and outstanding academic and administrative support of graduate students. A committee comprised of faculty, students, and staff then decides upon the final award recipients, each of whom receives a $3,000 award.

The awards were established in 2004 in honor of Clarence L. Ver Steeg, who initially joined Northwestern as a professor of U.S. History in 1950 and served as dean of The Graduate School from 1975 to 1986. During his tenure at Northwestern, Ver Steeg was instrumental to such innovations as the founding of the Faculty Planning Committee and the building of a world-class library facility, while also expanding resources for graduate student funding.

Cebulski, who joined McCormick in October 2007, will be recognized at the June 2010 PhD and MFA hooding ceremony. Adam received a BS in psychology from Loyola and will receive his MS in higher education administration and policy from Northwestern this year. He has previously received a Northwestern Service Excellence Award.