Congratulations to Prof. Chip Celenza for receiving the 2023 Susan K. Jackson faculty award! This award recognizes students, faculty, and staff who help to foster the unique and vibrant intellectual community in the College of Arts & Sciences. Susan K. Jackson was an outstanding long-time staff member in CAS who passed away in 2017.
Dr. Celenza is selected for his efforts to build community in the Department of Biology and across the College of Arts and Sciences. He is a longtime BU faculty member who has dedicated 28 years to the Department of Biology. Dr. Celenza is described by his colleagues as a caring and patient mentor and advisor, whose willingness to help his students is unparalleled. He has also contributed in significantly to the development of various academic programs and fostering a supportive environment at BU. His ongoing involvement the Biology Antiracism Committee and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology program has helped the Biology Department and the many students he has taught and advised flourish. His dedication to mentorship, academic program development, and community building has had a profound impact on the Department of Biology and CAS as a whole.
Congratulations, Dr. Celenza!