Faculty and staff honored at awards luncheon
Eight faculty and staff members were honored at an awards luncheon that took place on April 29, 2011.
Tih-yuan Wang and Karen DeWitt received the SPA Award for Excellence and the EPA Award for Excellence respectively for their service and dedication to the College of Design.
Wang’s tireless IT support for the faculty and staff has made the college’s information technology structure run smoothly throughout the academic year. In addition to the IT support, Wang has also helped record lectures and film events beyond the typical eight to five time frame devoting his own time for the betterment of the college.
DeWitt serves as the Director of the Design Library and brings resources to the Design Library making it one of the best on campus. Books, periodicals, and reserves not typically found in other areas can be located at the Design library due to DeWitt’s relentless pursuit of an up-to-date and expertly stocked collection.
Other recipients include:
- Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture Kofi Boone for the Outstanding Teacher of the Year
- Associate Professor of Graphic Design Kermit Bailey for the Outstanding Extension Service Award
- Associate Professor of Industrial Design Bong-Il Jin for the Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor Award
- Director of the Natural Learning Initiative Robin Moore for the Alumni Outstanding Research Award
Professor of Graphic Design Meredith Davis for the Holladay Medal for Excellence, the highest award made by the university in recognition of faculty career achievements. The purpose of the Holladay Medal is to recognize members of the faculty who have made outstanding contributions to the university. Davis will be honored in late May for her contributions at a reception along with three other recipients.
Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture Fernando Magallanes was also honored with the Board of Governors’ Award for Excellence in Teaching.
“Professor Magallanes is a vital educator both in and out of the classroom. Magallanes’ graduate students consistently praise his courses and design studios for the quality of their content, the delivery of material, the fairness and thoroughness of grading, and the enthusiasm with which he teaches,” said Department Head of Landscape Architecture Gene Bressler.