Meredith Honors Faculty and Staff

Meredith College celebrated its employees at the annual Faculty and Staff Awards and Recognition Celebration, held on Friday, April 10, 2015.

The following faculty and staff were presented with awards:

ACCESS AWARD
Associate Professor of Art Shannon Johnstone

The Access Award honors a member of the faculty or staff at Meredith College who has made significant contributions toward the advocacy, support, encouragement and success of students with disabilities. Nominations are collected from students with disabilities and are voted on by the Disability Services Panel.

JANICE COFFEY SWAB SUSTAINABILITY AWARD
Professor of Nutrition Bill Landis

The Janice Coffey Swab Sustainability Award award recognizes an employee or department who exemplifies Meredith’s sustainability vision. The award was named in recognition of Professor Emerita Janice Swab’s consistent and long-standing advocacy for environmental awareness and sustainability at Meredith and beyond.

ADJUNCT FACULTY AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING
Instructor of Art Holly Fischer
Instructor of Education Manley Midgett

A new award this year, the Adjunct Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching is based on the impact the adjunct faculty member has had on students as well as the faculty member’s service to his or her department. Eligibility requires at least four semesters of teaching at Meredith, strong student evaluations, observations of teaching by the department head or other designated tenured member of the department, and a letter of support from a colleague.

PAULINE DAVIS PERRY AWARDS
Professor of Psychology Cynthia Edwards, Award for Research, Publication or Artistic Achievement
Professor of English Robin Colby, Award for Excellence in Teaching

The Pauline Davis Perry Award for Research and Publication and/or Artistic Achievement is given to a faculty member who has done exceptional research, publication and/or artistic achievement. The Pauline Davis Perry Award for Excellence in Teaching is given to an outstanding teacher at Meredith. 

LAURA HARRILL PRESIDENTIAL AWARDS
Head of Library Technical Services/Archives Ted Waller
Athletics Director Jackie Myers

The Laura Harrill Presidential Awards are presented to faculty members each year, in recognition of their noteworthy contributions to the advancement of Meredith College. 

HARRY AND MARION EBERLY FACULTY DEVELOPMENT AWARD
Assistant Professor of Foreign Languages and Literatures Callie DeBellis

The Harry and Marion Eberly Faculty Development Awards are given to deserving faculty members for the purpose of helping them progress in their area of expertise. 

IDA H. FRIDAY FACULTY AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING
Assistant Professor of Chemistry Sasha Ormond

The Ida H. Friday Award was established in 2010 by former UNC System President William Friday and his family in honor of his wife, Ida Friday, a 1941 Meredith graduate. The fund supports faculty development, with preference given to faculty members who are early in their careers.

ALLEN AND BARBARA PAGE PRESIDENTIAL STAFF AWARD
Director of Financial Assistance Kevin Michaelsen

Established in 2002, the Presidential Staff Award is given in recognition of exemplary service to the Meredith community. The Meredith College president chooses the recipient. The awards were renamed in 2012 in honor of former vice president for academic programs Allen Page and his wife, Barbara Page, ’54.

STAFF RECOGNITION AWARDS
Associate Director of International Programs Liz Yaros
Co-Director of First Year Experience Chrissie Bumgardner

Staff Recognition Awards are presented annually to two staff members who, through their job performance, have demonstrated initiative, teamwork, extra effort and outstanding customer service to the Meredith community.

In addition to the awards, retiring faculty and staff members were honored. Associate Professor of Business Tony Bledsoe, Media Specialist John Kincheloe, and Chemistry Laboratory Technician Romita Sen were recognized for their years of service to Meredith College.

Faculty and staff were also recognized for service awards for five, ten, 15, 20, 25 and 30 years of service. 

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