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Faculty and Staff Honored

University recipients of the 2014-15 Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence recently enjoyed an informal reception at the President’s residence in recognition of this honor.

The Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence are presented annually to faculty and staff in six categories: Faculty Service, Librarianship, Professional Service, Scholarship and Creative Activities, Teaching, Adjunct in Teaching (biannually), and Classified Service.

The honor provides system-wide recognition for consistently superior professional achievement and encourages the ongoing pursuit of excellence. Each recipient was nominated by colleagues and evaluated by peers appointed to a campus selection committee.

The 2014-15 recipients include:

Excellence in Teaching:

  • Deborah Lines Andersen
  • Julie Novkov
  • Blanca M. Ramos
  • Laura Wilder

Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities:

  • Charles Hartman
  • Igor K. Lednev
  • Michael J. Sattinger

Excellence in Faculty Service:

  • George Berg
  • Sanjay Goel
  • Gilbert A. Valverde

Excellence in Librarianship:

  • Elaine M. Lasda Bergman

Excellence in Professional Service:

  • Lisa A. Ferretti
  • Carol Perrin
  • Latonia T. Spencer
  • Lindsay Van Berkom

"I extend my congratulations to each of you on the exceptional performance that earned you this signal honor," said President Jones. "On behalf of our students, faculty, staff and alumni, I thank you for your outstanding and important contribution to the University’s stature and reputation for excellence as a great comprehensive public research university."

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