Eric Hirschman honored for exceptional service

Eric Hirschman received an Outstanding Service Award from the College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences.  Eric transformed the department graduate student experience. Under his leadership, the graduate committee established a stronger culture of student connectedness through weekly “graduate gobbles.” Eric helps students progress through key milestones by carefully reviewing each prospectus, thesis, and dissertation. Beginning with admissions, Eric discovered faculty needs, matched applicants, and raised awareness of graduate fellowships. The average number of graduate student-authored papers per year increased nearly 50% during his tenure. Eric’s tireless efforts have helped move our program to greater distinction.