Julie Prince among nominees for CSE Outstanding Service Award

Julie Prince, Program Associate for Graduate Studies, was among 16 nominees for the inaugural College of Science and Engineering (CSE) Outstanding Service Awards. The awards seek to recognize and reward exceptional performance and contributions by staff and student employees.

C. Daniel Frisbie, CEMS Department Head, and Ted Butler, Finance Manager/Chief Administrator, nominated Julie for the award and remarked, "Julie serves as an invaluable resource for over 200 PhD students
across our two programs as well as more than 50 departmental and graduate faculty. Julie leverages her experience to the benefit of our students, faculty, and directors of graduate studies to facilitate successful student experiences and for the benefit of graduate student advisors and our programs as a whole. In the past year, Julie has demonstrated her trademark flexibility and adaptability not frequently found among 37-year employees. She has embraced the role in the transition to the new GPAS graduate degree plan system, returned the department to full on-campus recruiting visits for the first time since 2019, assisted and advised a fellow staff member in setting up the new CEMS Master’s Degree in Data Science for Chemical and Materials Engineers, and represented the department and its graduate programs at the American Institute for Chemical Engineering (AIChE) annual meeting. She did this all while continuing to exceed expectations in her core job performance and providing exceptional service to CEMS graduate students."

Rachel Jorgenson in Biomedical Engineering and Jordan Mayer in the Minnesota Geological Survey were named the winners of the 2022 competition. Learn more about the winners and nominees: z.umn.edu/cseosa