Dr. Dionne Stephens receives National Faculty Mentoring Award

Dr. Stephens was honored at the 24th annual Institute for Teaching and Mentoring, which convened nearly 1,000 Ph.D. students, recent graduates and faculty members Oct. 26-29 in Atlanta.

She was nominated for the award by one of her mentees, FIU doctoral student Brittany Boyd, who wrote that Dr. Stephens “participates in promoting the advancement of women through research and practice.” Ms. Boyd also wrote in her nomination letter that “as a woman of color, I expressed to Dr. Stephens my loneliness in classes and my difficulties finding other students of color to connect with on campus. She helped me create the Black Graduate Women’s Association at FIU, which is a student group that aims to promote black women on campus in professional and personal development. She currently serves as our student groups’ mentor and provides professional mentorship to all the women within the group.

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