UAA's 2014 Commencement and Chancellor's Awards.
It’s been an outstanding year thanks to you—our faculty, staff and students. Congratulations to the Class of 2014—our largest ever at 2,420! There is much to celebrate this weekend—graduates, emeriti, honorary and meritorious service awardees.
None of this is possible without the impressive work of faculty and staff. Over the past month you've nominated faculty and staff for Chancellor's Awards in recognition of exemplary work at UAA.
I am pleased to announce the results of the 2014 Chancellor's Awards for Excellence.
Teaching Excellence: Tracey Burke, Associate Professor, School of Social Work; Rebeca Maseda, Assistant Professor, Department of Languages (Spanish); Shawnalee Whitney, Associate Professor,Department of Journalism & Communication and Landry Signé, Assistant Professor of Political Science.
Excellence in Academic Research-Creative Activity: Joshua Swift, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Clinical-Community Psychology, UAF-UAA Joint Ph.D. Program; Landry Signé, Assistant Professor of Political Science.
Staff Excellence: Aisha Merced, Assistant to the Director, New Student Orientation.
Diversity Excellence: Marva Watson, Director, Office of Diversity and Compliance.
Promoting Student Achievement: Deborah Mole, Librarian/Professor, Consortium Library, Instruction & Reference Services; Lora Volden, University Registrar.
Community Engagement and Service: Deb Periman, Associate Professor, Legal Studies Coordinator, Justice; Arlene Schmuland, Head, Archives and Special Collections, Associate Professor.
Stewardship: Larry Foster, Professor of Mathematics (individual award for sustainability); Student Affairs A Team (student assessments)–(small team award for operational effectiveness); UAA Smoke Free Task Force (large team award for safety).
Each individual and group Chancellor's Award carries a $500 cash prize.
Thank you for all you do for UAA!