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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 

Deborah Tollefson 

Shameeka Wilson 


Staff Excellence Award

Murphie Chappell, J.D.

Jane LaMarre


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.

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