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Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences, honors students and faculty

The Elon College Faculty and Student Excellence Awards for 2009 were presented on May 7, 2009.

The Excellence in Teaching Award recognizes a faculty member who exemplifies the Elon teacher-scholar – outstanding in the classroom, current in the discipline, and committed to the intellectual development of students. Elon’s mission statement calls for “a rich intellectual community characterized by active student engagement with a faculty dedicated to excellent teaching.” The selection committee looked for excellence in the classroom as tangibly demonstrated by teaching and administrative evaluations for the preceding three years. Equally important were intangible factors, such as inspiring students in the discipline, embracing ways to engage students in active learning, being available to students outside the classroom, being known as an excellent academic adviser, and having a willingness to teach where needed.

Paul Fromson (Department of Psychology).
Joel Hollingsworth (Department of Computing Sciences)
L.M. Wood (Department of Art)

The Excellence in Service/Leadership Award recognizes a faculty member who richly contributes to the ongoing welfare and betterment of the College, the University, and the profession. We value the many service and leadership roles performed by faculty. The teacher-scholar document calls on faculty to “dedicate their talents, experience, and leadership skills to activities that sustain, develop, and improve the entire institution.” We value presence on campus, noting over time who does the big and little tasks that make us a better college. The selection committee focused on the tangible results of service for the preceding year. Equally important were intangible factors, such as a willingness to volunteer one’s time when needed, to carry new ideas to reality, and to engage in shared governance.

Evan Gatti (Department of Art)
Karl Sienerth (Department of Chemistry)

The Excellence in Scholarship Award recognizes a faculty member whose scholarly work has a significant intellectual impact. Elon’s teacher-scholar model describes scholarship as “the most fundamental form of professional activity.” We value the scholarship of discovering new knowledge, integrating knowledge, applying knowledge, and developing pedagogical innovations. The selection committee considered tangible evidence of peer-reviewed research and creative activity that was published or presented during the preceding year. Equally important were intangible factors such as supporting the scholarly endeavors of colleagues, advancing the University’s reputation, and mentoring students in undergraduate research. At Elon, a professor cannot be measured by the articles published, to the exclusion of the lives inspired.

Senior Victoria Davis is recognized by political science professor Chalmers Brumbaugh.

Charles Irons (Department of History)

The event concluded with a tribute to Steven House, Founding Dean of Elon College, in recognition of his appointment as Elon University’s next provost and vice-president for academic affairs. Gerry Francis, the current provost/VPAA, Cindy Fair (Department of Human Services), Russ Gill (Department of English), and Fred Rubeck (Department of Performing Arts) offered tributes followed by a special dance performance dedicated to House.

Awards recognizing student excellence were presented by faculty from various departments within Elon College.


Shackley Keyboard Award - Patrick Bachmann
Phi Lambda Upsilon Chemistry Award - Kelly Barnhurst
Howard L. Gravett Award - Brian Beaty
Biology Department Outstanding Student Award - Brian Beaty
College Writing Showcase Award - Amanda Bender
Human Services Outstanding Senior Award - Heather Broughton
Helen B. Rippy Art History Scholarship - Travis Butler
Phi Lambda Upsilon Chemistry Award - Ashley Campbell
Al And Ruby West Human Services Scholarship - Whitney Chambers
Seena Granowsky Outstanding Student In Psychology Award - Ivy Crank
Computing Sciences Department Service Award - Daniel Cresse
International Studies Outstanding Senior Award - Victoria Davis
Outstanding Political Science Award - Victoria Davis
Senior World Language Award - Victoria Davis
Physics Department Service Award - Evan Dempster
Phi Lambda Upsilon Chemistry Award - Sara Dennin
Golden Oak Award - Breanna Detwiler
Uli Stroszeck Award - Kiersten Dittrich
Sam White Theatre Award - Matthew Emig
Phi Lambda Upsilon Chemistry Award - Carly Fabrizio
Seena Granowsky Outstanding Student In Psychology Award - Larissa Ferretti
Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society Junior Achievement Award - Alexandra Fersner
Phi Lambda Upsilon Chemistry Award - Alexandra Fersner
Emerson Philosophy Award For Philosophical Engagement - Kelly Flannery
Emerson Philosophy Award For Philosophical Excellence - Kelly Flannery
Durward Turrentine Stokes Award - John Garratt
CRC Press Freshman Chemistry Achievement Award - Kelly Giffear
English Scholar Award - Benjamin Goodwin
CRC Press Freshman Chemistry Achievement Award - Kevin Harrison
Martha Smith Award For Outstanding Graduating Women's And Gender Studies Minor - Hilry Hazelwood
The Elon Engineering Excellence Award - Ahren Hoy
Outstanding Criminal Justice Student Award - Kathryn Jaffe
Foreign Language Award - Megan Justice
Sam White Theatre Award - Julianne Katz
American Institute of Chemists Student Award - Zachary Koontz
Phi Lambda Upsilon Chemistry Award - Zachary Koontz
Emerson Philosophy Award For Philosophical Excellence - Joshua Lurie
Katherine DuPont Weymouth Scholarship Award - Jonathan Mahlandt
Undergraduate Physics Research Award - Matthew Marcum
Mathematics Academic Achievement Award - Colleen McCarthy
Computer Science Academic Achievement Award - Victor McGlaughlin III
Outstanding Freshman Physics Award - Andrew McVicker
English Scholar Award - Paul Mirek
Durward Turrentine Stokes Award - Stephanie Murr
Information Systems Academic Achievement Award - Bradford Nock
Information Systems Academic Achievement Award - Nicole Olavarria
College Writing Showcase Award - Jonathan Ordog
Presser Scholarship Award - Mariana Poole
Outstanding Senior Anthropology Student Award - Susan Ramer
Helen B. Rippy Art History Scholarship - Nicole Rawlings
Howard L. Gravett Award - Tyler Reese
Golden Oak Award - Evan Ross
Elon University Programming Contest Award - Kyle Schutt
College Writing Showcase Award - Katelyn Sessions
Basnight Award - Anna Shine
Religious Studies Scholar Award - Daniel Shutt
Alpha Kappa Delta Award - Melissa Sienko
Mathematics Service Award - Phillip St. Clair
Al And Ruby West Human Services Scholarship - Amanda Stamplis
Mathematics Research Award - Jessica Stewart
Geography Program Paper Prize - Jenna Stout
Phi Lambda Upsilon Chemistry Award - Laura Sumner
Edgar Eugene Gooch Memorial Organic Chemistry Achievement Award - Adam Van Horn
PERCS Outstanding Ethnographic Project Award - Mary Wall
J. Albert Carpenter Scholarship - Brandon Walters
Senior Spanish Award - Rebecca Watts

 

 

Professor Russ Gill (left) offered a tribute to outgoing Elon College Dean Steven House, who begins his duties as Elon's next provost at the beginning of June.
Eric Townsend,
Staff
5/8/2009 3:56 PM