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BYU honors outstanding faculty, staff at Annual University Conference

Brigham Young University President Cecil O. Samuelson honored some of the university's most outstanding faculty and staff members during the Annual University Conference on Tuesday, Aug. 29.

C. Arden Pope III, recipient of the Mary Lou Fulton Professorship and economics professor in the College of Family, Home and Social Sciences, was given the Karl G. Maeser Distinguished Faculty Lecturer Award. This honor, BYU's most prestigious faculty award, is provided through the Karl G. Maeser Scholarship Society. Recipients must demonstrate clear superiority in both scholarship and teaching.

Pope, who is internationally recognized for his research on the economic impact of pollution, will deliver the 2006 Maeser Distinguished Faculty Lecture at the forum assembly scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 27, at 11 a.m. in the Marriott Center.

Carri P. Jenkins, assistant to the President for University Communications, was presented the Ben E. Lewis Management Award. Jenkins, who was named to the President's Council winter semester, was praised for managing and encouraging her staff with genuine loyalty and for being an advocate for their professionalism and standing at the university.

Peggy I. Erickson, executive secretary for the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, received the Fred A. Schwendiman Performance Award honoring her exemplary contributions to the university through consistent and superior service. She is noted in the department for her outstanding mentoring of student employees.

Other faculty and staff honored were:

  • University Professorship Award, Abraham O. Smoot Professorship — Donald W. Parry, Asian and Near Eastern Languages.

  • Karl G. Maeser Excellence in Teaching Award — William H. Baker, Organizational Leadership and Strategy; Justin B. Peatross, Physics and Astronomy; and Irene Peery-Fox, Music.

  • Karl G. Maeser Excellence in Research and Creative Arts Award — David W. Embley, Computer Science; David L. McPherson, Communication Disorders; and Paul B. Savage, Chemistry and Biochemistry.

  • Karl G. Maeser Professional Faculty Excellence Award—Susan Cockayne, Microbiology and Molecular Biology.

  • Karl G. Maeser General Education Professorship — Ilona Klein, French and Italian; and J. Ward Moody, Physics and Astronomy.

  • Abraham O. Smoot Citizenship Award — Francis R. Nordmeyer, Chemistry and Biochemistry.

  • Wesley P. Lloyd Award for Distinction in Graduate Education — Douglas E. Prawitt, Accountancy.

  • Alumni Professorship Award — R. Ward Rhees, Physiology and Developmental Biology.

  • Phi Kappa Phi Award—Jacqueline S. Thursby, English.

  • Part-Time Faculty Excellence Award — Patti B. Collings, Statistics.

  • University Fellowship — Matthew S. Holland, Political Science; Mary Anne Prater, Counseling Psychology and Special Education; John F. Hall, Humanities, Classics and Comparative Literature; and Duke S. Rogers, Integrative Biology.

  • Alcuin Fellowship — Juliana Boerio-Goates, Chemistry and Biochemistry; Jaren S. Hinckley, Music; Alan F. Keele, Germanic and Slavic Languages; Darl Larsen, Theatre and Media Arts; Roy W. Silcox, Physiology and Developmental Biology; and Ronald E. Terry, Chemical Engineering.

  • Young Scholar Award — Roni Jo Draper, Teacher Education; Brian M. Hauglid, Ancient Scripture; Paul B. Lowry, Information Systems; Shawn W. Miller, History; and Michael R. Stark, Physiology and Developmental Biology.

  • Creative Works Award — Paul R. Thomas, English.

  • Sponsored Research Recognition Award —Brent L. Adams, Mechanical Engineering.

  • Technology Transfer Award — Randal W. Beard, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Timothy W. McLain, Mechanical Engineering.

  • President's Appreciation Award —Administrative: Judith A. Garvin, Publications and Graphics; Jeanne M. Gubler, Biology Major Academic Advisement; D. Lynne Hansen, Dining Administration; Clyde W. Hawkins, Housing Administration; Dorothy W. Siebert, Chemistry and Biochemistry; and Richard P. White, Treasurer's Office. Staff: Gayle A. Conant, Health and Human Performance Advisement; Annette Erickson, Psychology; Brenda O. Harrison, University Libraries; Jean S. Hwang, Conferences and Workshops; Wesley H. Lifferth, Physics and Astronomy; and Linda L. Rowley, Honor Code Office.
    Writer: Cecelia Fielding

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