Faculty Stars Honored at Annual Celebration of Excellence

Faculty Stars Honored at Annual Celebration of Excellence

Celebration of Excellence, faculty awards

At the annual Celebration of Faculty Excellence on May 1, several major faculty awards were presented at a ceremony to honor the awardees, with President Joe Bertolino and Provost Ellen Durnin welcoming those in attendance. Bertolino said, “I want the members of Southern’s faculty to know that your hard work is visible, and it is appreciated. Today is our chance to applaud our colleagues for careers characterized by excellence.” Durnin agreed, adding, “it is important to recognize the work of our faculty, for all the kinds of work that they do. The awards to be given today reflect the university’s regard for not only research, but also for teaching, advising, and service.”

This year’s honorees included:

Million Dollar Club
Inductees:
Dr. Barbara Aronson, Nursing
Dr. Elliott Horch, Physics

Joan Finn Junior Faculty Research Fellowship
Awardees:
Dr. Matthew Miller, Environment, Geography, and Marine Sciences
Dr. Michael Knell, Earth Science

Mid-Level Faculty Research Fellowship
Awardee:
Dr. Corinne Blackmer, English

Senior-Level Faculty Research Fellowship
Awardee:
Dr. Elliott Horch, Physics

Faculty Scholar Award
Awardee:
Dr. Giuseppina Palma, World Languages and Literatures

Robert Jirsa Service Award
Awardee:
Dr. Troy Paddock, History

Outstanding Academic Adviser Award
Awardee:
Dr. Natalie Starling, Counseling and School Psychology

Board of Regents Teaching Awards for SCSU
Awardees:
Dr. Melissa Talhelm, English
Dr. Lisa Nakamura, History

Board of Regents Research Award for SCSU
Awardee:
Dr. Corinne Blackmer, English

J. Philip Smith Outstanding Teacher Award
Awardees:
Dr. Sarah Roe, Philosophy
Dr. Margaret Sargent, Communication
Professor Jennifer Lee Magas, English