This award was created in honor of Marlene F. Richman, who served students with extraordinary commitment and care during a career that spanned four decades. Marlene was a revered career counselor for 36 years and the Resident Master of Burton-Judson during her career at the University of Chicago.
Sadly, Marlene Richman passed away on January 7, 2014. We continue to honor her legacy by annually bestowing this award to an individual who deserves recognition for their excellence and dedication to students.
Each year the recipient will have his or her name inscribed on a plaque that hangs in the second floor of the Reynolds Club and will receive an award certificate and extra service payment. Awards are given out during the annual Campus and Student Life picnic each year.
Only students may submit nominations. The winner will be announced before the end of the Spring Quarter. No late nominations will be accepted.
The deadline to submit nominations for the 2019-2020 award has passed. The winner will be announced in June.
Nominees will be evaluated by four major criteria: communication, time, responsiveness, and respect.
All nominees will receive a certificate recognizing her or his service.
All full-time staff members of the University are eligible. This award excludes senior management (i.e. deans, directors and officers of the University) and faculty members. Nominations are invited from all students in the University. Previous winners of the Richman Award are not eligible.
The selection committee is comprised of:
- Student representatives
- Two Deans of Students
- Two staff members from Campus and Student Life
- The previous year's Richman Award recipient
To read about each year's winner and nominees, click on any of the links below:
- 2020: Julie Feder, Institute of Biophysical Dynamics
- 2019: Milvia Rodriguez, The Harris School of Public Policy Studies
- 2018: Greg Redenius, Logan Center for the Arts
- 2017: Candace Bergeron, Law School
- 2016 Alison LaTendresse, Department of Visual Arts
- 2015: Jamie Gentry, Center for Latin American Studies
- 2014: Joyce Kuechler, Department of Art History
- 2013: Trudi Langendorf
- 2012: Cynthia Cook-Conley, The Harris School of Public Policy Studies
- 2011: Alicia Czaplewski, Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations
- 2010: Kathy Holmes, Music Department
- 2009: Kathy Fox, Classics Department
- 2008: Juanita Denson, Department of Romance Languages and Literature
- 2007: Anne Gamboa, Committee on Social Thought
- 2006: Anne Ch'ien, Department of Anthropology
- 2005: Tyjuan Edwards, Regenstein Library
- 2004: Stephanie Walthes, Department of Mathematics
- 2003: Carolyn Johnson, Darwinian Sciences Cluster