Rachel Lee Lavine, architecture instructor, and Dylan West, assistant director of advising and first-year experience, have been awarded the 2022 Marinus Smith Award. The award recognizes faculty and staff who have had a positive impact on students.
Bailey Freeman, a first-year ENVD student, nominated Lee-Lavine for her inspiration, excitement and positivity in the classroom.
“Not only did she inspire and excite the class about the topics, but she also brought a positive and kind attitude to class every single day. As a person, I felt seen and heard - which was a big deal, especially because I was still adjusting to college and was actively in search of friends or someone who acknowledged my presence.”
Halley Douglas, a landscape architecture student, nominated West for going above and beyond to support students.
“Dylan’s support for students goes above and beyond academic advising. He not only helps students navigate their path through the ENVD program but also helps them develop as leaders and as future professionals in their field. Dylan is always responsive to the needs of ENVD students, whether it is providing valuable career insight or a shoulder to cry on.”