Meredith College celebrated its employees at the annual Faculty and Staff Awards and Recognition Celebration, held on Monday, April 24, 2017.
The following faculty and staff were presented with awards:
ADJUNCT FACULTY AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING
Rebekah Velazquez, Instructor of Religious and Ethical Studies
Fred Woodward, Instructor of Mathematics
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
Assistant Professor of Theatre Jenni Becker, Award for Research, Publication or Artistic Achievement
Professor of Psychology Doreen Fairbank, 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
Professor of Interior Design Ellen Goode
Professor of Biological Sciences Francie Cuffney
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
Director of International Programs Brooke Shurer
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 Dance Sarah Bean
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
Lori Duke, Associate Vice President for Business and Finance
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
Director of Residence Life Heidi LeCount
Associate Director of Admissions Grace Sugg
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.
Joy Learman, Assistant Professor of Social Work
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.
In addition to the awards, Professor of Interior Design Ellen Goode and Purchasing Inventory Coordinator John Wilson, who are retiring, were honored.
Faculty and staff were also recognized for service awards for five, ten, 15, 20, 25 and 35 years of service.