On May 12th, 2017 Dr. Laixiang Sun was presented with the Graduate Student Appreciation Award for the 2016-2017 academic year. Every year the Geographical Sciences Graduate Student Organization recognizes a faculty or staff member that has gone above and beyond the call of duty to assistant graduate students in their journey to earning a PhD.

GSO Leader Meredith Brown had this to say about Dr. Sun, 

“As graduate director, Dr. Sun is a champion for students, he prioritizes students’ needs and is supportive and understanding of student concerns. As an advisor and a committee member he nurtures students’ and their ideas. He provides prompt, thoughtful, and insightful feedback that makes students feel valued and encouraged. As an instructor, he is patient and helpful as he guides students through problems posed in class. Students enjoy his class and learn a lot from him. And finally, Dr. Sun is always smiling and friendly, every time you pass him in the hallway, he’ll smile and say hello, which always helps brighten the day! On behalf of the graduate students, thank you Dr. Sun!”

Congratulations Dr. Laixiang Sun! 

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