Congratulations to Dr Spencer Willardson on being honored with the "Outstanding Mentor" award! Professor Willardson was nominated by students and faculty members and selected for his exceptional guidance and unwavering support. As one his nominators remarked, "Professor Willardson constantly helps students seeking his assistance on various matters, including further planning on graduate studies. From my personal experience, I know that I can drop by his office any time when I need to discuss my application process. Professor Willardson is always there to encourage and support us, and improve our confidence and self-esteem as students and academic researchers." Another stated, "I liked how Professor Willardson was always supportive and open, so that you truly want to attend his additional/optional office hours, as you know that he would do his best in helping students. I could approach him with questions not related to his particular course, but related to political science in general and he showed his openness as well. "