Grad Students Honor Humphrey School Professor with Mentoring Award
April 22, 2016—University of Minnesota graduate students have chosen Associate Professor Ryan Allen, director of the Humphrey School of Public Affairs’ Master of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) Program, to receive the Outstanding Advising and Mentoring Award.
The award is given each year to recognize the best counselors, advisors, and mentors in the University of Minnesota’s graduate and professional education programs.
Allen is one of four faculty members to be chosen for the award this year, which is given by the Professional Student Government, the Council of Graduate Students, the Student Conflict Resolution Center, and the University.
“PSG's Award Committee was very impressed with the positive impact you have made on the lives of students at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs,” said Kyle Kroll, president of PSG, in notifying Allen of the honor. “You should also be proud of the difference you have made in the lives of many students.”
Allen received his award at a campus reception Thursday evening. “The most notable thing about this award is that it is initiated and awarded by graduate and professional students, which is a great honor,” Allen said.
Allen joined the Humphrey School in 2007 and became director of MURP in 2015. His research focuses on the community and economic development processes of immigrants in the United States.