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2008 Award Winners

It is with pleasure that we announce the names of those who have earned this year's Willard R. Sparks Eminent Faculty, Alumni Association Distinguished Research, Alumni Association Distinguished Teaching, Alumni Association Distinguished Advising, Hammond Memorial, and Briggs Foundation Excellence in Teaching Awards.

Willard R. Sparks Eminent Faculty Award

Ralph Albanese, Ph.D. (read more)

(Foreign Languages & Literature)


Alumni Association Distinguished Research Awards

Excellence in Engaged Scholarship Award

Michael Schmidt, MGD (read more)


Distinguished Research in the Humanities Award

James E. Fickle, Ph.D. (read more)


Distinguished Research in Science, Engineering and Mathematics Award

George A. Anastassiou, Ph.D. (read more)

(Mathematical Sciences)

Distinguished Research in the Social Sciences and Business Award

William T. Smith, Ph.D. (read more)


Distinguished Achievement in the Creative Arts Award

Stephen W. Hancock, MFA (read more)

(Theatre & Dance)

Alumni Association Distinguished Teaching Awards

Lily Afshar, D.M. (Music) (read more)

Irvin L. Tankersley, J.D. (Accountancy) (read more)

Fernadno Burgos Perez, Ph.D. (Foreign Languages & Literature) (read more)

Yuki Matsuda, Ph.D. (Foreign Languages & Literature) (read more)

Robert R. Marchini, Ph.D. (Physics) (read more)

Alumni Association Distinguished Advising Awards

Lisa Eldin (read more)

Nancy Magallanes (read more)

Allen J. Hammond Presidential Service Award

Noel Schwartz (read more)

Thomas W. Briggs Foundation Excellence in Teaching Awards

Nancy H. Mardis, J.D. (read more)


Joseph R. Hayden, Ph.D. (read more)


View 2003 award winners

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