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CAS Connect April 2016

CAS award winners celebrated

College of Arts and Sciences Dean Daryll DeWald (front row, fifth from left) with the 2016 award recipients.

Fourteen faculty, six staff, and seven graduate students were honored for outstanding achievement at the fourth annual College of Arts and Sciences Appreciation and Recognition Social, held on Thursday, April 14, 2016, in the CUB ballroom.

Gerald Berthiaume, professor of music and an acclaimed pianist, received the college’s Distinguished Faculty award in recognition of his exemplary 27-year career as an educator, collaborator, and performer. He recently released his second solo album, Struck by Lightning, on the peer-reviewed WSU Recordings label.

“Our annual awards celebrate exceptional individual accomplishments as well as our shared spirit of inquiry and commitment to excellence,” said Daryll DeWald, dean of the college and master of ceremonies for the event.

Congratulations to all of our award winners!

Read more about each awardee and view the photo gallery.

Faculty Career Awards

Distinguished Faculty
Gerald Berthiaume, professor, music

Outstanding Career Achievement
Michael Skinner, professor, biological sciences

Mid-Career Achievement
Kimberly Christen Withey, associate professor, English

Early Career Achievement
Hans-Henning Kunz, assistant professor, biological sciences

Outstanding Achievement in International Activities
Noriko Kawamura, associate professor, history

Excellence in Peer Mentoring
Rebecca Craft, professor and associate dean, psychology

Teaching Excellence Awards

Lutz Memorial Teaching Excellence Award
Michelle McGuire, associate professor, biological sciences

Mullen Memorial Teaching Award
Matt Stichter, associate professor, politics, philosophy, and public affairs

Excellence in Graduate Teaching
Kirk Peterson, professor, chemistry

Excellence in Graduate Advising and Mentoring
Steven Stehr, associate professor, politics, philosophy, and public affairs

Excellence in Teaching by Clinical Faculty
Allyson Beall King, clinical assistant professor, environment

Excellence in Teaching by an Instructor
Michael Allen, senior instructor, physics and astronomy

Excellence in Teaching by a Graduate Student
Stan Swierczek, mathematics and statistics

Faculty Service Awards

Excellence in Professional Service
Sukanta Bose, professor, physics and astronomy

Excellence in Institutional Service
Scot Wherland, professor, chemistry

Staff Career Awards

Administrative Professional Outstanding Career Achievement
Debbie Arrasmith, fiscal officer and management analyst, chemistry

Civil Service Outstanding Career Achievement
Valerie Lynch-Holm, electron microscope specialist, Franceschi Microscopy and Imaging Center

Administrative Professional Early Career Achievement
Stephen Langford, instructional laboratory supervisor, physics and astronomy

Civil Service Early Career Achievement
Molly Spain, fiscal specialist, chemistry

Excellence in Undergraduate Advising
Teresa Woolverton, academic advisor, politics, philosophy, and public affairs

Excellence in Staff Peer Mentoring
Justine Rupp, senior academic coordinator, biological sciences

Graduate Student Achievement Awards

Doctoral Student Achievement
Humanities: Sikang Song, history
Sciences: Elham Mafi, physics and astronomy
Social Sciences: Angela Henricks, psychology

Master’s Student Achievement
Arts: Zachery Meier, music
Humanities: Jason Hogstad, history
Social Sciences: Liz Dzialo, sociology