Maria Teresa Velez Outstanding Mentoring Award

The Outstanding Mentoring Award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to mentoring within The University of Arizona. The Award honors and celebrates people who are making a difference through mentoring.  

One Outstanding Mentor will be awarded from each of these categories of employees: UA faculty, appointed, or classified employees. Nominees should demonstrate excellent mentoring through:

  • Their individual mentoring accomplishments
  • Their creation of high quality mentoring experiences for others (that facilitate growth and development)
  • Their efforts contribute to building a mentoring culture at the University of Arizona.

Awards Ceremony

Awards were presented at the UA's Visionary Leadership Award Ceremony:

          Tuesday, April 9, 2019
          4:30-6:30 p.m.
          UA Bookstore, lower level
          Please RSVP

Maria Teresa Velez Outstanding Mentoring Awardees


  • Outstanding Mentor: Guadalupe Federico, Assistant Dean, College of Medicine Phoenix
  • Faculty Award: Stephanie Troutman, Assistant Professor, English
  • Appointed Professional Award: Marti Lindsey, Associate Director, Center for Toxicology


  • Classified Staff: Pamela Denney, Administrative Associate, Yavapai County Office
  • Appointed Professional: Amanda Gluski, Director of Student Engagement, College of Nursing
  • Faculty: Judith Gordon, Professor, College of Nursing


  • Appointed Professional: Catherine Merrill, Project Manager, Technical and Deputy Project Manager, Steward Observatory 
  • Classified Staff: Lesa Langan-DuBerry, Program Coordinator, Confluence Center for Creative Inquiry
  • Faculty: Lalitha Madhaven, Assistant Professor, Neurology, Evelyn F. Mcknight Brain Institute, Molecular and Cellular Biology, BIO5 Institute, Medicine, Neuroscience GIDP, Physiological Sciences GIDP