Suzi Weersing receives School of Humanities and Sciences’ Arnice P. Streit Award

Suzi Weersing
Suzi Weersing (Cindy Pearson)

SUZI WEERSING, ’84, associate dean for graduate and undergraduate studies for the School of Humanities and Sciences, is this year’s recipient of the Arnice P. Streit Award.

The award, which recognizes distinguished service to the school, was created in 1987 in honor of Arnice P. Streit, who established a record of excellence and left a lasting impression on faculty and staff during her 27-year career in H&S.

Weersing is recognized for her dedication, leadership and support of students, faculty and staff. Weersing oversees the Office of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies, which is responsible for curricular review, initiating new degree programs, graduate aid and fellowships, student academic grievances and mediation, and graduate diversity and retention.

Nominators praised Weersing’s extensive knowledge and experience, her sound guidance and responsiveness to the school’s 23 departments and 25 programs and for making herself available to students.

“Suzi’s work with our students — both graduate and undergraduate — is legendary. So is her good judgment, her dry wit and her seemingly boundless energy,” said DEBRA SATZ, the Vernon R. & Lysbeth Warren Anderson Dean of the School of Humanities and Sciences. “Her contributions have been constant and, on so many occasions, she has made the difference between success and failure for our students and for the school.”

Three other staff members in H&S received the Dean’s Awards of Merit, which honor contributions made during the previous calendar year. The winners are:

  • ANH NGUYEN, facilities services administrator in the Department of Biology, who received the Dean’s Award for Spirit
  • SAMANTHA COOPER, student service and capstone coordinator in the Human Biology program, who received the Dean’s Award for Innovation
  • CHAYA NANAVATI, educational specialist in the Department of Physics, who received the Dean’s Award for Leadership

Read more on the School of Humanities and Sciences website.