At the UCI School of Education's 2019 Doctoral Student Recognition Ceremony, Associate Professor Stephanie Reich invited Jessica Oviatt, ADSE President to come forward to present the ADSE Outstanding Service Award.
Text of Jessica Oviatt Comments
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 Nestor Tulagan with the ADSE service award for 2019.
Nestor's contributions to the School of Education are numerous, for example organizing a series of cross-cohort conversations that build the expertise of students to succeed in milestones while also building social connections among students. Additionally, Nestor has been highly involved in campus-wide DECADE over the years and has mentored undergraduate students through his work with the DECADE Plus program. As another example, Nestor volunteered his time year after year to facilitate a well thought out workshop on creating the first year poster, generously offering his time for one on one poster help to those students who need it. Overall, Nestor's positive impact is felt by graduate students, undergraduate students, and even those outside of the School of Education.
The Associated Doctoral Students in Education thanks Nestor for all of his hard work and presents him the 2018 ADSE service award!
Jessica Oviatt, DECADE President, and Nestor Tulagan