Graduate School honors Steven Corcelli

Author: Mary Hendriksen

During the 2015 Commencement season, the Graduate School bestowed four prestigious awards: the Distinguished Alumnus Award; the James A. Burns, CSC Award; the Director of Graduate Studies Award; and the Graduate Administrative Staff Member Award. Steven Corcelli, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, earned the 2015 Director of Graduate Studies Award.

Steven Corcelli

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Steven Corcelli and his wife Christine Corcelli

In addition to his superb management of the day-to-day activities of his graduate program, Prof. Corcelli has also been instrumental in two important departmental initiatives:

  • Fostering a grant-writing climate within the graduate students in the department, as evidenced by an increasing number of external, full-stipend fellowships applied for and awarded;
  • Increasing diversity among doctoral students and promoting careers in the academy for these students through a Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need grant.

Prof. Corcelli has also served as a leader in graduate education at the national level — assuming positions of ever-increasing responsibility in the American Chemical Society’s Graduate Education Advisory Board. Now chair of the advisory board, he is working to develop policies and best-practice guidelines for distribution to programs across the nation.

 

Originally published by Mary Hendriksen at graduateschool.nd.edu on May 26, 2015.