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Cliff Bergman honored with Exemplary Faculty Mentor Award

Cliff Bergman poses in front of green leafed trees outside of Carver Hall.
Cliff Bergman.

Cliff Bergman, professor and former chair of the mathematics department, has been honored with an Exemplary Faculty Mentor Award for the 2018-19 academic year. Administered by the Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost, the award recognizes senior faculty who have demonstrated exemplary mentoring of their fellow faculty members.

Bergman was nominated for the award by Hal Schenck, professor and chair of the mathematics department.

“Cliff is a voice of reason and wisdom, who is always willing to take time to provide his input,” said Schenck. “His willingness to devote time—our most precious commodity as faculty members—to help others, and the department, is one of his distinguishing characteristics.”

Schenck notes that Bergman was instrumental in ensuring the smooth transition in departmental leadership.

“I came in as an outside chair; and Cliff’s willingness to share critical background information on people and processes was invaluable.” said Schenck. “The work Cliff did during his tenure as chair, built a solid foundation that will positively impact our department for years to come.”

Bergman was presented with the award during the Faculty Mentor Recognition Reception that was held on May 2 in the Cardinal Room in the Memorial Union.