The Graduate College

Graduate Teaching Assistant of the Year Award

Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) contribute significantly to UVM's teaching mission, carrying important and often complex teaching responsibilities. They merit recognition for their dedication and for the important contributions they make to the teaching of undergraduate students at UVM. The Graduate Teaching Assistant of the Year Award recognizes annually the accomplishments of GTAs who have demonstrated unusual excellence and creativity in their teaching and commitment to student learning. Beginning in 2013, two awards are given each year, one for GTAs who have served as the primary instructor in a lecture based course, one for teaching assistants who have served as laboratory instructors. While only two GTAs are chosen to receive the Graduate Teaching Assistant of the Year Award, the department and program nominees for the award are also recognized and honored.

Congratulations to our 2013 Award recipients :

Benjamin Green
Benjamin Green
Animal Sciences

Taylor Sacco
Taylor Sacco

Recent Graduate Teaching Assistant Award recipients:

  • 2012 Amy Paysnick, Psychology
  • 2011 Julia McQuade , Psychology
  • 2010 Kirsten Stor, Mathematical Sciences
  • 2009 Victoria Marini, Psychology
  • 2008 Derek Strong, Anatomy and Neurobiology
  • 2007 Amanda Getsinger, Geology
  • 2006 Patricia Connolly, English
  • 2005 Krishnan Venkataraman, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
  • 2004 Stevenson Flemer, Jr., Chemistry


For information about eligibility and nomination procedures, please see our Graduate Teaching "Assistant-of-the-Year" Award - Guidelines and Nomination Form.

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