Award Recipients & Nomination Process

2014 Award Recipients

The OSU Alumni Association Distinguished Professor Award is given to the person who demonstrates outstanding professional achievement through teaching and scholarship, service to the university and the community, and professional leadership, nationally and internationally. In 2014, the honor is presented to Joey Spatafora, professor in Botany & Plant Pathology, College Agricultural Science and Bernadine C. Strik, professor in Horticulture, College of Agricultural Sciences.

 

The Elizabeth P. Ritchie Distinguished Professor Award recognizes an individual for outstanding undergraduate teaching; research, particularly related to improvement of instruction; and professional leadership. In 2014, the honoree is Tevian Dray, professor in Mathematics, College of Science.

 

The Richard M. Bressler Senior Faculty Teaching Award recognizes full professors who have been at OSU at minimum of 15 years and consistently provide direct instruction to undergraduate students. In 2014, Janine E. Trempy, professor in Microbiology, Colleges of Science and Agricultural Sciences.

 

The D. Curtis Mumford Faculty Service Award recognizes individuals for exceptional, ongoing, dedicated and unselfish concern for and service to OSU faculty. 2014's honoree is Kristen Milligan, assistant professor with Integrative Biology, College of Science.

 

The OSU Faculty Teaching Excellence Award honors unusually significant and meritorious achievement in teaching and scholarship which enhances effective instruction. This award is presented in 2014 to Brigitte Cluver, instructor in the School of Design and Human Environment, College of Business.

The Faculty Innovator Award recognizes a faculty member whose extraordinarily high-impact innovations from research are translated into transformative results that help promote economic development and social progress. 2014's honoree is Brian Paul, professor in the School of Mechanical, Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering, College of Engineering.

 

The Industry Partnering Award recognizes a faculty member who achieves extraordinarily high impact innovations through research collaborations with industry.  This award is presented in 2014 to Steven Strauss, a distinguished professor in Forest Ecosystems & Society, College of Forestry.

 

The purpose of the Outstanding Faculty Research Assistant Award is to recognize scholarly achievement and a level of innovation and effort that far exceeds expectations. Carolyn R. Breece, a faculty research assistant in Horticulture, College of Agricultural Sciences is the 2014 recipient.

 

The purpose of the International Service Award is to recognize exemplary, on-going contributions of OSU faculty and staff to the internationalization of the university by enhancing student, faculty, and staff awareness and participation in international education, research, and related activities. Paul Jepson, professor in Environmental & Molecular Toxicology, College of Agricultural Sciences is the 2014 receipient.

 

The University Mentoring and Professional Development Award recognizes those who excel in supporting and encouraging OSU employees to participate in professional and/or educational development opportunities. The 2014 recipient is Melissa Cheyney, Associate Professor in Anthropology, College of Liberal Arts.

 

The OSU Exemplary Employee Award honors one professional faculty member and one classified staff member for their outstanding performance. The 2014 recipients are Fred Jones with OSU Ship Operations, College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences and Manfred Dittrich, a development engineer with the School of Mechanical, Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering, College of Engineering.

 

The OSU Award for Outstanding Service to Persons with Disabilities recognizes a person who goes above and beyond requirements of their normal job description to accommodate and assist persons with disabilities. 2014's award is given to Robert Stone, professor in the School of Mechanical, Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering, College of Engineering.

 

The OSU Academic Advising Award recognizes undergraduate academic advising by professional faculty rank as well as fixed-term academic rank faculty whose primary role is advising and acknowledges advising as a profession making a pivotal contribution to the OSU community. In 2014, the honoree is Jeff Malone, assistant head advisor with University Exploratory Studies Program, Academic Success and Engagement.

 

The Promising Scholar Award recognizes the scholarship of junior faculty. The 2014 recipient is Adam Branscum in the School of Biological & Population Health Sciences, College of Public Health & Human Sciences.

 

The Excellence in Graduate Mentoring Award honors graduate faculty members who have extraordinary records of excellence and effectiveness in mentoring graduate students. Toni Doolen, professor in the School of Mechanical, Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering, College of Engineering is the 2014 recipient.

 

The Student Learning and Success Teamwork Award recognizes departments or interdisciplinary groups at Oregon State University that have demonstrated exceptional teamwork in creating and sustaining an exemplary teaching and learning environment to advance the university’s strategic goal of student success and excellence. The 2014 award goes to Central Advising, College of Liberal Arts.

 

The OSU Impact Award for Outstanding Scholarship recognizes OSU faculty who have demonstrated outstanding scholarship in a specific project or activity resulting in substantial impact beyond the university setting. This year's honoree is Melissa Cheyney, Associate Professor in Anthropology, College of Liberal Arts.

 

The OSU Professional Faculty Excellence Award recognizes exceptional service to the university community by faculty who serve in non-academic units or whose service in an academic unit is not defined within the traditional academic categories of teaching, research, or extension. Eligibility is extended to individuals with professional faculty rank as well as those with academic rank who serve in non-teaching roles (e.g., office managers, Facilities Services managers, fund-raisers, academic advisors, technical support faculty, coaches and athletic administrators, counselors, doctors and health care administrators, librarians, etc.). While such faculty may distinguish themselves in the traditional categories for a portion of their work, the bulk of their work must be in one of the many other areas vital to the functioning of the university. Nominations may be submitted by any faculty, staff, or student member of the university community. This award is presented in 2014 to Lowell Fausett, with the College of Agricultural Sciences.

 

The Herbert F. Frolander Graduate Teaching Assistant Award recongnizes graduate students who have excelled in their capacity as teaching assistants.  For 2014, this honor is given to Adam Chouinard, a graduate teaching assistant with Integrative Biology, College of Science.

 

The OSU Outreach and Engagement Award recognizes significant and meritorious work which enhances reciprocal learning with our students, partners and stakeholders through outreach and engagement activities. The 2014 award is presented to Garry Stephenson with Crop and Science, College of Agricultural Sciences.

 

 

The Beaver Champion Award is Oregon State's President's award which recognizes an individual or individuals who continually demonstrate outstanding effort and achievement of excellence, extra effort beyond that requested, and performance of the highest quality. In 2014, the honor was presented to the College of Public Health and Human Sciences and Charlotte Pritchard with
Facilities Services.

 

The following Awards were not presented in 2014:

The Dar Reese Excellence in Advising Award recognizes outstanding advising of undergraduate students by a member of the OSU faculty, as well as demonstrated success in teaching, research and service.

The Karel J. H. Murphy Professional Faculty Leadership and Service Award honors a professional faculty member who has provided outstanding leadership and service throughout their career both within their department and in programs and organizations across Oregon State University.

View all awards available, along with deadlines and the application process.  Help us recognize the outstanding faculty and staff that you work with by nominating them for next year!