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Awards / Honors

Liberal Arts faculty excellence

January 7, 2009

Liberal Arts faculty are recognized as distinguished scholars, teachers, and mentors.

The College of Liberal Arts' John N. Stern Award, which recognizes exemplary professional accomplishments, was presented to Carol Cantrell, English, and Richard Kitchener, philosophy.

The Excellence in Teaching Awards were presented to Lori Peek, sociology, for tenuretrack faculty; Chuchang Chiu, foreign languages and literatures, for special instructors; and Guy McHendry, communication studies, for graduate teaching assistants. Martín Carcasson, communication studies, and Jason LaBelle, anthropology, received the award for Distinction in Advancement, which honors outstanding contributions to the advancement of the college.

Best Teacher Awards are presented by the Alumni Association and the Student Alumni Connection to recognize outstanding educators.  This year, two awards were given to College of Liberal Arts faculty: Eric Hollenbeck, music, and Pam Knaus,  history.

John Calderazzo, English, and Sue Ellen Campbell, English, received the Oliver P.  Pennock Distinguished Service Award in recognition of their meritorious and Outstanding achievements as members of the academic faculty.

The University’s Multi-Ethnic Distinguished Service Award, which honors individuals who have made outstanding contributions to their professions and the multi-ethnic community, was given to Mohammed Hirchi, foreign languages and literatures.

Stephen Mumme, political science, received the Office of International Programs’ Distinguished Service Award for his work to internationalize the campus.

The University’s Distinguished Administrative Professional Award was presented to Blane Harding, liberal arts director of advising, recruitment, and retention, in recognition of his meritorious and outstanding achievement in the areas of outreach, teaching, and administration.

Originally published in the College of Liberal Arts Newsletter, Fall 2008.