Education professor Dragana Martinovic is an inspiration, says former student Atinuke Adeyemi (BEd 2007, MEd 2010). It’s that effect that earned Dr. Martinovic the 2014 Excellence in Mentoring Award from the University of Windsor Alumni Association.
“Dr. Martinovic stood out to be a passionate advisor who had her students’ progress at heart,” says Adeyemi. “Undoubtedly, Dr. Martinovic has inspired me in so many ways and I see her as a successful role model.”
Association representative Vince Bassman presented the award to Dr. Martinovic during its annual general meeting Thursday. He praised her outstanding support, encouragement and guidance to her many students.
“As a result of her mentorship and support, many of her students have presented at conferences, published in a variety of academic journals and proceeded to complete graduate and doctoral degrees,” he said. “Dr. Martinovic has been recognized as being able to communicate her vast knowledge of complex ideas and theories into simplified understandable units. Her approach facilitates critical thinking and learning in her students.”
The award recognizes faculty who demonstrate excellence by offering personal, academic and professional guidance to students, and make a significant contribution to their all-round development up to and following graduation.