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In December 2023, Amelia McCue, PhD Candidate received the Dianne Harris Graduate Student Award for exemplary leadership.

Aziz Sancar MD PhD presents award to Amelia McCue
Aziz Sancar MD PhD presents award to Amelia McCue

Amelia McCue is the recipient of the Diane Harris Leadership Award in the Biochemistry and Biophysics Department.

The Diane Harris Leadership Award honors one of our Biochemistry & Biophysics students who has shown exemplary leadership in the department (broadly defined, including leadership in research, education, and/or public service) during the year.  This award was created in 2008 in recognition of Diane Harris.  Diane was the Student Service Manager in the Biochemistry and Biophysics Department for 30 + years, a position she held with great dedication and loyalty.

Her nominator said, “(Amelia) always has great ideas for how to bring the department together and how to plan events that make everyone feel loved, included, and part of a welcoming community. I think kindness is one of the most important attributes of a great leader. She was always ready to engage in conversation. She is hardworking, honest, and curious, and she is never afraid to ask questions and continue learning. She is a go-to for most people in this department.”