Call for nominations for commencement awards and student speakers

By Nicole Poletto, Professional Development Peer
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 2:21 PM

Attention UCSB faculty, now is the time to nominate students for special distinctions related to graduate student commencement! The deadline for both of these opportunities is April 12, 2017.

The Winifred and Louis Lancaster Annual Dissertation Award

The annual Lancaster Dissertation Award competition recognizes individuals who, in the opinion of the award committee, have completed dissertations representing original work that makes an important contribution to the discipline. To be eligible for this year’s competition, dissertations need to have been completed between July 1, 2015, and June 30, 2017.

The 2017 fields of competition specified by the national Council of Graduate Schools are:

Humanities & Fine Arts Competition: click here to download requirements

Biological & Life Competition: click here to download requirements

2017 Graduate Student Commencement Speaker

In addition to conferring honor on the student and the department, the student speaker has the opportunity to address a wide and distinguished audience on matters of importance, set the tone for the ceremony, and represent the graduate student body.

To download the Student Speaker Announcementclick here

To download the Student Speaker Application Checklistclick here