The Department of Statistics would like to offer a huge congratulations to Brian Manzo, a 2nd-year PhD students, and Nick Seewald, a 6th-year PhD students, who both were named recipients of the Rackham Outstanding GSI Awards. This is a highly competitive university-wide honor that is given to recognize the efforts and accomplishments of GSIs who demonstrate extraordinary dedication and excellence as teachers.  Furthermore, recipients are chosen based on their high levels of commitment, skill, and creativity.

There have been only seven recipients of this award from the Department of Statistics since the award's inception in 1972. Additionally, this is the first time that two students from statistics received the award in one year!

Congratulations to Brian and Nick!