Award Recipients & Nomination Process
September 19, 2012
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 2012, the honor is presented to Goran Jovanovic, from Chemical, Biological & Environmental Engineering.
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 2012, the honoree is Ron Reuter in Forest Resources, College of Forestry at OSU Cascades.
The Richard M. Bressler Senior Faculty Teaching Award is given to the individual with longtime service to Oregon State University and who has demonstrated a major commitment to undergraduate instruction over an extended period of time. A recipient was not selected in 2012; the 2011 recipient was Janet Lee from the department of Women's Studies in the College of Liberal Arts.
The President’s Beaver Champion Award is presented to individuals for outstanding effort beyond that requested; for achievement of excellence and performance of the highest quality. The 2012 recipients are Michael Bailey from the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and Denise Lach from Sociology in the School of Public Policy.
The D. Curtis Mumford Faculty Service Award recognizes individuals for exceptional, ongoing, dedicated and unselfish concern for and service to OSU faculty. 2012's honoree is Joanne Sorte, Social & Behavioral Health Sciences in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences.
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 2012 to Peter Betjemann in the College of Liberal Arts, English department.
The OSU Faculty Innovator Award was presented for the first time in 2012. Rich Peterson from Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering was the inaugural recipient.
The OSU Industry Partnering Award was presented for the first time in 2012. Brian Paul from Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering is the inaugural recipient.
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. In 2012 the award recognizes Kim Hannigan, Biological & Population Health Sciences.
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. Ping Hung Hsieh from the College of Business is the 2012 receipient.
The University Professional Development Award recognizes those who excel in supporting and encouraging OSU employees to participate in professional and/or educational development opportunities. The 2012 recipient is Adry Clark from Career Services.
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. Ferne Simendinger, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, is the 2012 honoree.
The OSU Exemplary Employee Award honors one professional faculty member and one classified staff member for their outstanding performance. The 2012 recipients are Kelley Kendall, Student Health Services, and Christopher Sullivan in the Center for Genome Research & Biocomputing.
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. 2012's award is given to Alicia Dixon-Ibarra Doctoral Candidate from Exercise & Sports Science.
The Herbert F. Frolander Award recognizes graduate students who have excelled in their capacity as teaching assistants. For 2012, this honor is given to Kate Boersma, in Zoology, College of Science.
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. Ann Morey-Ross, College of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences is the 2012 recipient.
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 2012, the honoree is Brenda Sallee, in the College of Business.
The Promising Scholar Award recognizes the scholarship of junior faculty. The 2012 recipient is Kelly Benoit-Bird in the College of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences.
The Excellence in Graduate Mentoring Award honors graduate faculty members who have extraordinary records of excellence and effectiveness in mentoring graduate students. Chunhuei Chi from Biological & Population Health Sciences, is the 2012 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 2012 award goes to the Agricultural Education and General Agriculture department – Kristopher Elliott, Misty Lambert, Kellie Strawn, Greg Thompson and Jonathan Velez.
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. Last year's honoree was Rick Settersten from Human Development and Family Science in the College of Public Health and Human Science. A recipient was not selected for 2012.
The Outreach and Engagement Award recognizes significant and meritorious achievement which enhances the effectiveness of extended education. The award is for full-time faculty with five or more years of service to OSU who devote a significant amount of time to extended education, whether on or off campus. This includes tenured, tenure-track, and fixed-term faculty. This award is presented to Patricia Skinkis in the department of Horticulture, in the College of Agricultural Sciences, for 2012.
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 2012 to Charles Sears in the College of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences.
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