The GradFUTURES Clio Hall Award

About the Awards

Each year, the GradFUTURES Clio Hall Awards are presented by the Graduate School's professional development team to faculty, staff, graduate alums, and graduate students in recognition of significant contributions to the professional development of Princeton graduate students. The criteria include outstanding collaboration and partnership to create or expand professional development resources and programs and/or to elevate the visibility and impact of professional development for graduate students. A committee reviews nominations submitted from across campus, and the award is presented each year at the GradFUTURES Forum.  

The name for the Graduate School’s GradFUTURES Clio Hall Award is inspired by “Clio Hall”, a landmark Greek-revival style building at the University. Built more than 125 years ago (1893), it is the home of the Graduate School’s administrative offices and the Office of the Dean of the Graduate School. Clio Hall originally housed the “Cliosophic Society”, the oldest college debating club in the US. The award itself, a miniature 3D printed replica of Clio Hall, has been produced with the generous support of the Council on Science and Technology. 

2024 Awardees

Debbie Godfrey, *84 (PSY)
President, New Logic Strategies
Vanessa Silva
Associate Director, Annual Giving, University Advancement
Christie Henry
Director, Princeton University Press
Raghuveer Vinukollu *11, CEE
Head - Climate Insights & Advisory, Munich Re US
Mentor, GradFUTURES Graduate Alum Mentorship Program
Sami Kahn
Executive Director of the Council on Science and Technology (CST) 
Debbie Bisno
Director of University and Artistic Partnerships, McCarter Theatre
Social Impact Fellowship Mentor
Rebecca D. Burdine
Professor of Molecular Biology
Future Faculty Workshop Speaker
Rose Guingrich, GS, PSY
Professional Development Associate 2022-23
Social Impact Fellow
GradFUTURES Learning Cohort Participant
Christina Pellicane
Assistant Director of Innovation, Lead Instructor, I-Corps Northeast Hub, Office of the Dean for Research
Natalie Berkman *18, FIT
Responsable Ingénierie Pédagogique (Instructional Design Manager), ESSEC Business School
Mentor, GradFUTURES Graduate Alum Mentorship Program
Alum-in-Residence (Summer 2023)

2023 Awardees

Andrew Finn, GS, ENG
University Administrative Fellow
Anne-Marie Maman '84
Executive Director of the Princeton Entrepreneurship Council
Denise Valenti
Writer and Key Client Liaison, Princeton Office of Communications
Ke (Kevin) Xu, GS, CBE
University Administrative Fellow
Kristy Novak
Graduate Program Administrator, History and History of Science
Laura Murray
Assistant Director, Learning Programs, The McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning
Meredith Martin
Faculty Director, Center for Digital Humanities
Jim Scully *03, ECO
Managing Director, Accenture

2022 Awardees

Jonathan Aguirre, GS, SPO
Vice President, User Experience Research Lead, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Udit Batra *96, CBE
President and CEO, Waters Corporation
Jim Cohen '86
Managing Director of Fitz Gate Ventures
Colette Johnson *18, ENG
Chief Program Officer and Director of Operations, Freedom Reads
Steven Kelts
Lecturer, University Center for Human Values
Ann Kirschner *78, ENG
Educator, Author, Entrepreneur
Shawn Maxam
Associate Provost for Diversity and Inclusion
Andrea Morris *99, MOL
Assistant Dean and Director, Career & Professional Development, Rockefeller University
Lucy Partman *21, ART
Founder, Partman Strategies LLC
Natalka Pavlovsky *88, *01, MUS
Professor of Music, Rowan College of South Jersey
Mark Poag '93
Co-Founder and Managing Director, Fitz Gate Ventures
Amy Pszczolkowski
Associate Director, Graduate Career Development & Alumni Relations, SPIA
Brenden Rickards *06, MOL
Provost and Vice President, Academic Services, Rowan College of South Jersey
Joe Tylka *19, MAE
Research Scientist, Siemens Corporate Technology
Anu Vedantham *94, SPIA
Assistant University Librarian for Teaching, Research and Social Sciences and Liaison for Indigenous Studies
Michele Whitlow
Associate Director of Alumni Affairs, SPIA
Tianxia Xiao, GS, CHM
Professional Development Working Group Member

2020-2021 Awardees

Rodney D. Priestley
Dean of the Graduate School
Yuzhou Bai *23, EAS
Professional Development Associate 2019-21
Carol Barash *89, ENG
Author, Educator, and Entrepreneur
Trang Dinh
Institutional Research Analyst
Drew Harker *81, SPIA
Mentor, GradFUTURES Mentorship Program
Max Horder, GS, ANT
University Administrative Fellow
Spencer Reynolds
University Director, National Security Innovation Network
Sarah Schwarz
Associate Director, Teaching Initiatives and Programs for Graduate Students, The McGraw Center
Vanessa Silva
Associate Director, Annual Giving, University Advancement
Hannah Stamler, GS, HIS
University Administrative Fellow
Carolina Tamara
Assistant Provost for Special Studies and Analysis