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Faculty and students honored in Arts & Sciences

Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences, recognized distinguished student and faculty achievement over the past year in a May 6 ceremony.

The Excellence in Teaching Award: Sophie Adamson, assistant professor of French

This 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. 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.


The Excellence in Service/Leadership Award: Janet MacFall, associate professor of biology and environmental studies, and Jessie Moore, assistant professor of English

This award recognizes a faculty member who richly contributes to the ongoing welfare and betterment of the college, the university, and the profession. 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.” The selection committee focused on the tangible results of service for the preceding three years. 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.

The Excellence in Scholarship Award: Drew Perry, associate professor of English, and Gabie Smith, associate professor of psychology

This 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.” The college values 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 three years. Equally important were intangible factors such as supporting the scholarly endeavors of colleagues, advancing the university’s reputation, and mentoring students in undergraduate research.

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

American Institute of Chemists Student Award - Alexandra Sloan Fersner
Durward Turrentine Stokes Award - Martha McNeill Smart
Eugene Gooch Memorial Organic Achievement Award - Lauren Wood Stranahan
Phi Lambda Upsilon Chemistry Award - Amanda Leigh Clark
Phi Lambda Upsilon Chemistry Award - Leah Louise Krieger
Phi Lambda Upsilon Chemistry Award - Hannah Grace Lane
Phi Lambda Upsilon Chemistry Award - Caroline Marie Peckels
Phi Lambda Upsilon Chemistry Award - Elise Margaret Post
Phi Lambda Upsilon Chemistry Award - Annebelle Joy Preske
Phi Lambda Upsilon Chemistry Award - Karen Elizabeth Ramsay
Phi Lambda Upsilon Chemistry Award - Anthony Melchiore Rizzuto
Phi Lambda Upsilon Chemistry Award - Molly Shannon Strayer
Phi Lambda Upsilon Chemistry Award - Victoria Leigh Van Vliet
Phi Lambda Upsilon Chemistry Award - Stephanie Michelle White
Biology Department Outstanding Student Award - Monica Deshay Poteat
CRC Press Freshman Chemistry Achievement Award - Meredith Nichole Frazier
International Studies Outstanding Senior Award - Heather Nichole Smith
Junior Achievement Award - Anthony Melchiore Rizzuto
Katherine DuPont Weymouth Scholarship Award - Renee Katherine Zale
Political Science Outstanding Senior Award - Kristine Elizabeth Silvestri
Golden Oak Award - Katrina Jane Folsom
Golden Oak Award - John Ryan McGreevy
Mathematics Research Award - Kelsey Johnson
Mathematics Research Award - Mary Christina Minor
GlaxoSmithKline Women In Science Scholar - Mary Catherine Bedard
GlaxoSmithKline Women In Science Scholar - Erica Lynn Schenhals
Presser Scholarship Award - Josh Gregory Carswell
Emerson Philosophy Award For Outstanding Philosophical Engagement - Maggie Nicole Castor
Emerson Philosophy Award For Outstanding Philosophical Achievement - James Wayland Aguilar
Geography Program Paper Prize - Katherine E. Rice
Computing Sciences Department Service Award - Daniel Robert Cresse
Computer Science Academic Achievement Award - Tess Elizabeth Stamper
Elon University Programming Contest Award - Thomason Price
Information Systems Academic Achievement Award - Jamie Marie Schatz
PERCS Outstanding Ethnographic Project Award - Susan Angela Ramer
English Scholar Award - Arwen Bellamy Varner
English Scholar Award - Maggie Elizabeth Pahos
Outstanding Criminal Justice Student Award - Kimberly Brooke Duggins
Outstanding Senior Anthropology Student Award - Sierra Elda Raimondi
Sam White Theatre Award - Caitlin Noel Graham
Sam White Theatre Award - John Pyongmook Yi
Seena Granowsky Outstanding Student In Psychology Award - Kimberly Brooke Duggins
Seena Granowsky Outstanding Student In Psychology Award - Jonathan Smith Mahlandt
Physics Department Service Award - Pierre Paul Cieniewicz
Physics Department Service Award - Brenton Collier Davis
Undergraduate Physics Research Award - Daniel Robert Glass
Outstanding Freshman Physics Award - Alison Elizabeth Deatsch
The Elon Engineering Excellence Award - Laura Ellen Schmitt
Howard L. Gravett Award - Kathryn Anne Stackhouse
Johnston Scholarship - Erin Taylor Day
Helen B. Rippy Art History Scholarship - Dylan Morrow Clements
Al And Ruby West Human Services Scholarship - Emily Anne Wise
Zint Family Scholarship - Meagan Hope Harrison
Religious Studies Scholar Award - Kiva Shiri Nice-Webb
Basnight Award - Michelle Brew Baxter
Mathematics Academic Achievement Award - Joseph Allen Simmons
J. Albert Carpenter Scholarship - James Abner Carroll
Shackley Keyboard Award - Patrick Collin Bachmann
Martha Smith Award For Outstanding Graduating Women's And Gender Studies Minor - Elizabeth D. Donovan
Human Services Outstanding Senior Award - Amanda Rose Stamplis
Alpha Kappa Delta Award - Amelia Elizabeth Thomas
Mathematics Service Award - Amanda Lee Ketner
Senior French Award Megan - Danielle Cunningham
Senior Spanish Award - Molly McKnight Costigan
Senior Spanish Award - Heather Nichole Smith
Senior World Language Award - Erick Mathias Marin
Ulrike Stroszeck Award - May Isabelle Milkins
World Language Award - Margaret Evans Blehar
World Language Award - Cody MacKenzie Greene
Outstanding Senior Sociology Student Award - Ryan Matthew Bleam
Outstanding Senior Sociology Student Award - Katharine Mae Strickland
Outstanding Senior Sociology Student Award - Kristin Rebecca Schulz

Eric Townsend,
Staff
5/7/2010 1:23 PM