Meredith College celebrated its employees at the annual Faculty and Staff Awards and Recognition Celebration, held on Monday, April 23, 2018.
The following faculty and staff were presented with awards:
Kris Macomber, Assistant Professor of Sociology & Criminology
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 SWAB SUSTAINABILITY AWARD
The Meredith College Grounds Department
Established in 2010, the Sustainability Award recognizes a full-time employee or a department that exemplifies Meredith’s sustainability vision. The award name is 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
Fanella Tague, Instructor of Foreign Languages and Literatures
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.
STAFF RECOGNITION AWARDS
Tomecca Sloane, Assistant Dean of Students
Mary Doyle, Department Assistant, Foreign Languages and Literatures and Honors Program
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.
PAULINE DAVIS PERRY AWARDS
Jonathan Wade, Associate Professor of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Award for Research, Publication or Artistic Achievement
Kris Macomber, Assistant Professor of Sociology & Criminology, 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.
ALLEN AND BARBARA PAGE PRESIDENTIAL STAFF AWARD
Charlotte McKinney, Video & Multimedia Designer
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.
LAURA HARRILL PRESIDENTIAL AWARDS
Carrie Nichols, Head of Technical Services and Head of College Archives
Monica McKinney, Professor of Education and Director of Graduate Programs
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
Stephanie Little, Associate Professor, Health, Exercise and Sports Science
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
Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship Nathan Woolard
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.
In addition to the awards, Professor of Psychology Lyn Aubrecht, Senior Director of Gift Planning Harold West, and Professor of Human Environmental Science Martha Burpitt, who are retiring faculty and staff this year, were honored.
Faculty and staff were also recognized for service awards for five, ten, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, and 40 years of service.