Professor Deborah Whitehead was distinguished with an Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award for her above-and-beyond commitment to helping religious studies students succeed. The awards, chosen by the Graduate School each year, specifically recognize outstanding service and leadership toward graduate students. Dean Scott Adler wrote in the award letter: “The attached nomination dossier is full of praise for the help and encouragement you give to graduate students. I am always happy to learn about outstanding faculty who are willing to give so much of their time, energy, and intellect in supporting graduate students and the mission of graduate education.” In addition the nomination noted Professor Whitehead’s equally extensive support of undergraduates. Congratulations to Professor Whitehead on this richly deserved and overdue award!