Associated Doctoral Students in Education (ADSE) exists to foster community among doctoral students in UCI's School of Education. For the past two years, ADSE has honored a student for outstanding service to the School and to his fellow students. The 2017 award was presented by Masha Jones, ADSE President, and Robert Kalinowski, ADSE Vice President, to PhD Candidate Christopher Stillwell on May 23rd during the School's Doctoral Recognition Ceremony.
It is our pleasure to present the Associated Doctoral Students in Education service award. ADSE was founded in 2012 as a way to coordinate communication among students, staff, and faculty. The service award is designed to honor a student whose work often goes unnoticed. A lot happens within these walls every day, and much of this work takes place behind the scenes. This award goes to someone who has selflessly given to the School, and we would like to acknowledge his time and energy by presenting Christopher Stillwell with the ADSE service award for 2017.
Christopher has shown great leadership and initiative in responding to the ongoing shift in our political and social climate. He has led the organization of our "Trump Talk" events, reaching out to the UCI community and members of the greater Orange County community to discuss relevant topics that have implications for our changing educational landscape. He has also worked hard to mobilize other Ph.D. students at SoE to participate as advocates for the educational community.