Dr. Velinda Woriax Receives Dial Award for Community Service
Dr. Velinda Woriax has long been known for her outstanding and demanding instruction in the classroom. Now she is recognized for her outstanding service to the community. Dr. Woriax was honored with the Adolph L. Dial Award for community service during the annual faculty awards banquet, held on 26 April 2013 in the University Center Annex. Chancellor Kyle Carter bestowed the plaque and congratulated Dr. Woriax for her long-time service (pictured above).
Dr. Woriax is an alumna of UNCP, having earned dual degrees -- B.S. degrees in Chemistry and Biology when the University was still known as Pembroke State University. She earned M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Biological Chemistry from UNC-Chapel Hill. Dr. Woriax joined the faculty in the Department of Biology in 1994, teaching Cell Biology, among other undergraduate courses.
"The Adolph L. Dial Awards were established to recognize and honor outstanding UNC Pembroke faculty members who have distinguished themselves in one of the following areas: Scholarship/Creative Work and Community Service."
Photograph above is courtesy of Raul Rubiera, the University Photographer.
Updated: Friday, May 31, 2013
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