Awards of Excellence Ceremony

HEHD and SOE honored faculty, staff and graduate students at the annual Awards of Excellence Ceremony.
Image Credit: Craig Mahaffey

The College of Health, Education and Human Development (HEHD) and Eugene T. Moore School of Education (SOE) honored outstanding faculty, staff and graduate students at the annual Awards of Excellence Ceremony, held April 20 at the Hendrix Student Center. The ceremony was held as part of the 2016 Spring Research Forum.

The winners were:

College of Health, Education and Human Development Awards

  • Awards of Excellence in Teaching – Robert D. Bixler, associate professor in the department of parks, recreation and tourism management
  • Awards of Excellence in Research – Robert Baxter Powell, associate professor in the department of parks, recreation and tourism management
  • Award of Excellence in Academic Advising – Aaron Howard, student services program coordinator in the Division of Collaborative Academic Services, serving the School of Education and the College of Health, Education and Human Development.
  • Award of Excellence in Graduate Student Advising/Mentoring – Dorothy L. Schmalz, associate professor in the department of parks, recreation and tourism management
  • Award of Excellence in Service and Outreach – Gwynn Powell, associate professor in the department of parks, recreation and tourism management
  • Award of Excellence in Teaching – Adjunct/Part Time – Jeffrey S. Martin, executive director of the Martin Inn.
  • Award of Excellence for Innovation – Teresa Walton Tucker, lecturer in the department of parks, recreation and tourism management
  • Graduate Student Excellence Awards
    • School of Nursing – Ronande Creebsburg, Elizabeth Cameron Hassen, Cherrish Meghan Kyle, William M. Mayo, Carolyn J. Schmutz and Anna B. Stegall
    • Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management – Madeline Duda, Brenna Goodwin, Samuel Keith and Kirby Player. Kellie Walters received the Dr. Francis A. McGuire Teaching Award which includes a monetary award.
    • Youth, Family and Community Studies – Mirela Arqimandriti, Matthew Flege, Athena Ramos and Janelle Williams
  • Youth Development Leadership – Mary Janousek, Toby Kirkland, Kayla Weston. Stephen Lance received the Dean Lawrence R. Allen Professional Contributions to Youth Development Leadership Annual Award, which includes a monetary award.

Eugene T. Moore School of Education Awards

  • Awards of Excellence in Research – Anna Hall, assistant professor in Teaching and Learning
  • Award of Excellence in Academic Advising – Stacey Marcus, student services program coordinator in the Division of Collaborative Academic Services, serving the School of Education and the College of Health, Education and Human Development.
  • Award of Excellence in Service and Outreach – Christie Ackerman, administrative coordinator to Dr. George Petersen in the Dean’s Office in the School of Education.
  • Award of Excellence for Innovation – C. C. Bates, assistant professor in Education and Human Development.
  • Graduate Student Excellence Awards
    • Department of Teaching and Learning – Allison Franke and Stephen A. Jackson
    • Department of Educational and Organizational Leadership Development – Steven B. Joyce II and Catherine Sturm

The College of Health, Education and Human Development includes the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management; the Department of Public Health Sciences; the School of Nursing; and the Department of Youth, Family and Community Studies. Newly emerged as a standalone academic unit with a founding dean, the Eugene T. Moore School of Education includes the Department of Educational and Organizational Leadership Development; the Department of Education and Human Development; and the Department of Teaching and Learning. The two academic units engage in joint research and other collaborations for the benefit of communities in S.C. and beyond.