Meet the 2018 award winners: Sara Beckman and Aila Matanock.

Graduate Dean Fiona Doyle addresses the crowd gathered at the Graduate Mentoring Awards Ceremony on April 12, 2018.

Carolina Reid gets up to receive her award.

Carolina Reid IS awesome and hates pie charts. Assistant Professor Reid is a winner of the Faculty Mentor Award for 2018.

Carolina Reid, Assistant Professor of City and Regional Planning and Faculty Mentor Award Winner 2018.

Carolina Reid, Assistant Professor of City and Regional Planning, celebrates with her graduate students at the Graduate Mentoring Awards.

Sara L. Beckman, Senior Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering and Haas School of Business receives the Carol D. Soc Award for Senior Faculty.

Sara L. Beckman, Senior Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering and Haas School of Business celebrates her award with colleagues and friends.

Marla Feller surrounded by her graduate students. This year she received the Faculty Mentor Award from the Graduate Assembly.

Marla Feller, Professor of Neurobiology enjoys time with her colleagues at the Graduate Mentoring Awards Ceremony.

Britt Glaunsinger is a Professor of Plant and Microbial Biology and winner of the 2018 Faculty Mentor Award.

Britt Glaunsinger and her graduate students and family celebrate at the 2018 Graduate Mentoring Awards.

Aila Matanock, Assistant Professor of Political Science is this year’s Carol D. Soc Award winner for junior faculty.

Aila Matanock with her graduate students at the 2018 Graduate Mentoring Awards Ceremony.


Fostering excellence in the mentorship of graduate students at Berkeley

Carol D. Soc Distinguished Graduate Student Mentoring Awards, established in 2007, recognize UC Berkeley faculty for their vital role in mentoring graduate students and training future faculty. The awards are funded by the Graduate Division and seek to foster the qualities of excellence in mentorship that are so important to the Berkeley community. Winners are honored annually at an awards ceremony jointly sponsored by the Graduate Assembly and the Graduate Division.

Nominations for next year will open in November 2018.


Slideshow photos by Kelley Cox