To begin the 2018 Faculty and Staff Excellence Awards Ceremony, UNCG Music students Detra Davis and Jacob Dishman presented Gershwin’s “Summertime.” And before the summertime begins, the university paused to recognize what Chancellor Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr. called the “extraordinary contributions” of this year’s honorees.
“Today we recognize those who have put forth a sustained and innovative contribution to campus success,” Chancellor Gilliam said.
The operative word is “sustained,” he explained. The honorees show excellence consistently, day in and day out.
Eleven awards were presented by Chancellor Gilliam and Provost Dana Dunn during the ceremony, which was hosted by Associate Vice Chancellor Michelle Lamb Moore and Senior Vice Provost Alan Boyette.
The honorees were:
UNCG Online Award for Excellence in Online Learning
Dr. Bonnie Canziani
Mary Settle Sharp Award for Teaching Excellence
Dr. Kimberly Petersen
James Y. Joyner Award for Teaching Excellence
Dr. Jiyoung Hwang
Anna Maria Gove Award for Teaching Excellence
Dr. Pam Kocher Brown
Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching
Dr. Michael Perko
O. Max Gardner Award nomination
Dr. Debra Wallace
Gladys Strawn Bullard Award
Dr. Jerry Walsh
Staff Excellence Award
Murphie Chappell, J.D.
Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award
Professor Rachel Briley
Research Excellence Award
Dr. Mitchell Croatt
Professor Stuart Dischell
Student Learning Enhancement Award
Professor Amanda Cromartie – Accounting
Drs. Gary Rosencrantz and Rick Gallimore – Philosophy
Thomas Undergraduate Research Mentor Award
Dr. Joanne Murphy
The chancellor and provost also made note of Staff Stars throughout the year and recognized faculty and staff who’d reached 30, 35 and 40 years of service.
During the ceremony, the audience enjoyed films created by students in Dr. Michael Frierson’s advanced media practicum. The films highlighted the honorees’ areas of focus and their dedication to students.
See more information, including past years’ recipients and videos, here.