On Tuesday (Aug. 21), Brigham Young University President Cecil O. Samuelson welcomed faculty and staff members back to campus for the 2012 -2013 academic year during the Annual University Conference Opening Session.
In keeping with tradition, several outstanding BYU faculty, administrators and staff members were also honored.
J. Michael Pinegar, a professor of finance, was the recipient of this year’s Karl G. Maeser Distinguished Faculty Lecturer Award, the university’s highest faculty honor, for his outstanding work as a scholar, teacher and administrator. He will deliver the annual address during a university forum assembly that will be announced later in the year.
D. Lynne Hansen, a long-time administrator for BYU Dining Services, received the Ben E. Lewis Management Award for administrative employees, and Carolyn Hanson, a staff member in the Department of Plant and Wildlife Sciences, was given the Fred A. Schwendiman Award for staff employees.
Other awards and honors included:
• University Professorship: Gregory D. Clark, English.
• Alumni Professorship: Paul B. Farnsworth, chemistry and biochemistry.
• Karl G. Maeser Excellence in Teaching Award: Rollin H. Hotchkiss, civil and environment engineering; E. Jeffrey Hill, Family Life; and Gordon B. Lindsay, health science.
• Karl G. Maeser Research and Creative Arts Award: Ray M. Merrill, health science; Karl F. Warnick, electrical and computer engineering; and Norman L. Jones, civil and environmental engineering.
• Karl G. Maeser Professional Faculty Excellence Award: Bruce L. Webb, plant and wildlife sciences.
• General Education Professorship: Robert B. McFarland, Germanic and Slavic languages.
• Abraham O. Smoot Citizenship Award: Shauna C. Anderson Young, microbiology and molecular biology.
• Wesley P. Lloyd Award for Distinction in Graduate Education: Tina T. Dyches, counseling psychology and special education.
• Phi Kappa Phi Award: E. James Nelson, civil and environmental engineering.
• Religious Education Transfer Professor: Kenneth A. Solen, chemical engineering.
• Adjunct Faculty Excellence Award: Rachel J. Tomco, physiology and developmental biology, and Jane H. Wise, law school.
• Alcuin Fellowship: Megan S. Jones, theatre and media arts; Kristin L. Matthews, English; Cinzia D. Noble, French and Italian languages; Carl Sederholm, humanities, classics and comparative literature; and Charles L. Swift, ancient scripture.
• Young Scholar Awards: Jeremy N. Grimshaw, School of Music; Steven L. Petersen, plant and wildlife sciences; and Eric K. Ringger, computer science.
• BYU Class of 1949 Young Faculty Award: Grant G. Schultz, civil and environmental engineering.
• Sponsored Research Recognition Award: Thomas H. Fletcher, chemical engineering.
• Technology Transfer Award: Thomas W. Sederbeg, computer science.
• Creative Works Award: Keith A. Crandall and C. Riley Nelson, biology; and Brian F. Woodfield, chemistry and biochemistry.
• Teaching and Learning Fellowship: Randal W. Beard, electrical and computer engineering; Cassy Budd, School of Accountancy; and Len B. Novilla, health science.
• President’s Appreciation Award for administrative and staff employees: Brooke Anderson, Registrar’s Office; Cheryl Deming, Health Center; Robert H. Goodwin, custodial; Nancy J. Hamberlin, law school; Harold Hendricks, Humanities Technology Research Support Center; Christine Roundy, Marriott School; Laurie Weisler, geography; and Matthew Wilkinson, OIT Core Services.