Awards Ceremony Celebrates Faculty Throughout College

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Recipients of the college's 2017 faculty awards
Attending the Awards ceremony were, from left: Carol Mullen; April Few-Demo; Nancy Bodenhorn, an associate professor in the School of Education, holding a photographic representation of Gerard Lawson’s face; Rosemary Blieszner; Jennifer Barton; Billie Lepczyk; Nicholas Copeland; Erika Meitner; Richard Hirsh; Christine Labuski; Yannis Stivachtis; Helen Schneider; Peter Wallenstein; David Cline; Brian Britt; Richard Phillips; and María del Carmen Caña Jiménez. Not pictured: Paul Heilker; Gerard Lawson (in person, at least); Philip Olson; and Ashley Shew.

The 2017 College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences Faculty Awards ceremony took place in the Owens Banquet Hall on March 14.

Presenting this year’s awards were Rosemary Blieszner, interim dean of the college; E. Thomas Ewing, associate dean for graduate study and research; and Joseph Pitt, a professor in the Department of Philosophy and chair of the College’s Honors and Awards Committee.

Yannis Stivachtis, a professor in the Department of Political Science, garnered the Excellence in Administration Award. Stivachtis, the associate chair of the department, also directs the International Studies Program.

Certificate of Teaching Excellence Award winners were Jennifer Barton, an advanced instructor in the Department of English; María del Carmen Caña Jiménez, an assistant professor of Spanish in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures; Christine Labuski, an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology; Richard Phillips, an assistant professor of classics in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures; Helen Schneider, an associate professor in the Department of History; and Ashley Shew, an assistant professor in the Department of Science and Technology in Society.

The winner of the Shannon Award was Paul Heilker, an associate professor in the Department of English.

Gerard Lawson, an associate professor in the counselor education program in the School of Education, was recognized with the Land Grant Scholar Award.

Recipients of an Excellence in Advising Award were April Few-Demo, an associate professor in the Department of Human Development, and Richard Hirsh, a professor in the Department of History.

The Diversity Award winner was David Cline, a professor in the Department of History.

Excellence in Outreach and International Initiatives Awards were presented to Nicholas Copeland, an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology; Philip Olson, an assistant professor in the Department of Science and Technology in Society; and Peter Wallenstein, a professor in the Department of History.

Excellence in Research and Creative Scholarship Awards were presented to Brian Britt, professor and chair in the Department of Religion and Culture; Billie Lepczyk, a professor of creative dance in the School of Performing Arts; Erika Meitner, an associate professor in the Department of English, where she also directs the master of fine arts in creative writing program; and Carol Mullen, a professor of educational leadership in the School of Education.