Briefly Mentioned

Kasim Hardaway

Celebrating Excellence, second annual event held in honor of teachers and staff members

UMKC honored 21 prestigious faculty and staff members for their exceptional accomplishments in research and creative activity, teaching, student mentoring, service and engagement. Celebrating Excellence, which took place on Tuesday, March 8, in Pierson Auditorium, honored their service.

“Celebrating Excellence showcases extraordinary individuals in the classroom and on campus who have been recognized by their peers for their exceptional work and talent,” said Executive Vice-Chancellor and Provost Gail Hackett, Ph.D. “These individuals are representative of the great work that goes on in every academic unit and division across our campus,” Hackett said.

The categories for the awards given are staff awards, teaching awards, research awards, and finally service and engagement awards. Below you can find the names of teachers and staff members along with their respective awards.

Staff Awards:

Nancy Bahner, Administrative Associate II, School of Pharmacy

Human Resources Campus Collaboration Staff Award

Gail Metcalf Schartel, Certification and Data Manager, School of Education

Chancellor’s Education First Staff Award

Heidi Updike, Administrative Assistant, Department of Philosophy, College of Arts and Sciences

Chancellor’s True Unsung Hero Staff Award

Krista Young, Procurement Administrator, UM Procurement Operations

Staff Council Governing Board Award

Leah Gaye Wilder, Academic Advisor, School of Nursing

Student Affairs Student Mentor Staff Award

Teaching Awards:

Jerzy Michal Wrobel, Physics Department, College of Arts and Sciences

Missouri Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching

Jennifer D. Lundgren, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences

Chancellor’s Early Career Award for Excellence in Teaching

Nancy Levit, Curators Professor and Edward D. Ellison Professor of Law, School of Law

Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching

G. Sullivan Read, Professor of Cell Biology & Biophysics, School of Biological Sciences

Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Graduate Mentoring

Richard Delaware, Associate Teaching Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, College of Arts and Sciences

Provost’s Award for Excellence in Teaching

Christopher R. Hoyt, Professor of Law, School of Law

Elmer F. Pierson Good Teaching Award – Law

John Bellome, Director of Undergraduate Oral Surgery, School of Dentistry

Elmer F. Pierson Good Teaching Award – Dentistry

Alan R. Salkind, Professor of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine

Elmer F. Pierson Good Teaching Award – Medicine

Pamela Anne Dobies, Instructor, Henry W. Bloch School of Management

Elmer F. Pierson Good Teaching Award – Business

Research Awards:

Kathleen Goggin, Professor, Department of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences

N.T. Veatch Award for Distinguished Research and Creative Activity

UMKC Trustees Faculty Fellowship Award

Alexander Idnurm, Assistant Professor of Cell Biology & Biophysics, School of Biological Sciences

UMKC Trustees Faculty Scholar Award

Jared Bruce, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences

UMKC Trustees Faculty Scholar Award

Service and Engagement Awards:

Gloria L. Tibbs, Information Commons and Instruction Librarian, University Libraries’ Diversity Liaison, University Libraries

Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Diversity

Student National Dental Association/Hispanic Student Dental Association

Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Diversity

William G. Eckhardt, Teaching Professor of Law, School of Law

Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Community Engagement

Steven R. Krantz, Associate Professor of Nursing, School of Nursing

Chancellor’s Award for Career Contributions to the University

For more information about Celebrating

Excellence, visit http://www.umkc.edu/provost/ awards/service.asp.

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