Carolynn Julien Presented with NORDP Mentor Award

Carolynn Julien, university executive director, Office of Grants and Sponsored Projects, was given the 2023 Mentoring Award from the National Organization of Research Development (NORDP). It was one of just two awarded.

A woman stands, holding her award.

Carolynn Julien holds her NORDP Mentor Award.

The mission of NORDP is to advance the global capacity for and impact of research by strengthening the practice and profession of research development. NORDP fosters a culture of inclusive excellence by actively promoting and supporting diversity, inclusion and equity in all its forms to expand our worldview, enrich our work, and elevate our profession.

“Mentoring is near and dear to my heart,” said Julien. “It was the focus of my dissertation, and I have mentored many individuals professionally, personally and in my community service undertakings—across the nation. I received mentor training from the acclaimed Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research (CIMER) and have also mentored many faculty members at my previous institution. Being recognized by my peers for my work is mind-blowing!  It is truly an honor to have received this award and to be recognized with other esteemed individuals.”

Julien was nominated by Jan Abramson, a Charter Fellow of the National Organization for Research Development Professionals, recipient of the inaugural NORDP Mentoring Award, and retired research development professional. Abramson made a strong case.

“Over the years, I have watched, and benefitted from, Carolynn’s natural mentoring,” wrote Abramson. “She is one of my informal mentors; the one I can always turn to. She has an innate ability to provide wisdom and guidance, while encouraging growth. I find myself stretching beyond edges and boundaries, and considering and reconsidering information in new and exciting ways. Oftentimes, I find I have landed in a place I never would have thought of. Many who have interacted with Carolynn have had similar experiences.”

Read more about the NORDP award here

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