The Graduate Student Association presented an award at this year’s Dean’s Award for Excellence in Mentorship ceremony — to the dean himself.
The GSA honored Bryan Noe, Ph.D., dean of the UAB Graduate School, with the Lifetime Award for Excellence in Mentoring.
“Dr. Noe has provided an incredible amount of mentoring and leadership throughout his storied career,” says Jeffrey Bolland, president of the GSA and fifth-year microbiology doctoral student. “Dr. Noe has been an amazing mentor to the GSA. He has enabled us to accomplish many impressive feats. Many of these things absolutely could not have been accomplished without Dr. Noe’s mentorship.”
Noe came to UAB as dean of the UAB Graduate School in November 2005.
“Receiving this award was truly a humbling and gratifying surprise,” Noe says. “As I always indicate in my comments during the Mentorship Awards ceremony, the most rewarding part of being a faculty member and having the opportunity to assist the next generation of scholars to realize their career aspirations is to follow their career trajectories after they have earned their degree or completed their postdoctoral training.
“Reading the letters from those individuals who nominated me for this award was a humbling reminder of how immensely rewarding having helped others during their training periods can be,” Noe says.