UNCP faculty reap year-end awards
By Scott Bigelow
Faculty Advising Awards - Sandy Stratil, Sara
Brackin, Chancellor Meadors, Dr. John Bowman and Sharon Bell
Faculty at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke celebrated
their achievements at the annual Faculty Appreciation Dinner.
"This is a time of celebration, a time to celebrate 406 graduates,"
Chancellor Allen C. Meadors said on the eve of Spring Commencement.
"It is a time to celebrate the remarkable influence that you have
had on our graduates."
It was a time to look back on the year, but it was also a time to introduce
a new award for Excellence in Academic Advising. A grant from Bell South
made the awards possible.
"There is a great legacy of faculty who care here at the University,"
Chancellor Meadors said. "I am especially pleased that we have
added the award for advisement."
Dial Awards - Stewart Thomas (left) and
Dr. Mohammad Ashraf,
both of the School of Business
"We have a lot of first generation college students, and advising
can make the difference," he said. "My hat is off to those
who take the extra time."
Business Professor Sharon Bell, sociology Professor Dr. John Bowman,
Registrar Sara Brackin and College Opportunity Program Director Sandy
Stratil were named recipients of the first award for Excellence in Advising.
A pair of business professors, Dr. Mohammad Ashraf and William Stewart
Thomas, won Adolph L. Dial Awards for Research and Creative Work and
Community Service, respectively.
An economist, Dr. Ashraf published many articles during the academic
year, and Thomas is the founder and co-chair of Scotland County's Relay
for Life, which raised $750,000 last year.
Outstanding teachers - From left: Dr. Tim Ritter,
Dr. David Fricke, Chancellor Meadors, Dr. Susan Canata and Dr.
Outstanding Teaching Awards went to Dr. Nancy Barrineau and Dr. Susan
Cannata, of the Department of English, Theatre and Languages; Dr. David
Fricke, of the School of Business and Dr. Timothy Ritter of the Department
of Chemistry and Physics.
Departmental faculty awards went to Dr. John Labadie and Paul Van Zandt
in art; Dr. Dennis Edgell in geography; Dr. Deok-Hyun Hwang, Dr. Charles
Lillie and Dr. Lazlo Zsilinszky in math and computer science; Dr. Kelly
Charlton, Dr. Will Collier, Dr. Elizabeth Denny, Dr. Beverly King and
Dr. Debra Preston in psychology and counseling; Cammie Hunt, Sharon
Bell and Dr. Stephen Bukowy in business and Dr. Karen Stanley and Debbie
Thompson in education.
Dr. Jesse Peters of the Department of English, Theatre and Languages
was introduced as the new chair of the Faculty Senate, replacing Dr.
Thomas Dooling of the Department of Chemistry and Physics.
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