The Department of Animal Sciences' Dr. Monique Pairis-Garcia, Assistant Professor, was honored by the Council of Graduate Students (CGS) with the 2017 James M. Siddens Award for Distinguished Faculty Advising. In 2002, upon the retirement of James M. Siddens (CGS faculty advisor for nearly twenty years) the Council created the James M. Siddens Award for Distinguished Faculty Advising to recognize those faculty who exemplify the best in graduate student advising at Ohio State. The only award of its kind on campus, this award is given annually each spring to one member of the graduate faculty.
Dr. Pairis-Garcia was nominated by a trio of her first graduate student advisees: Allison Pullin, Caitlyn Mullins, and Brady Campbell. All three graduated with a Master's degree during the Spring 2017 Commencement ceremony.
According to Mullins: