Marian University Honors Employees at Annual Faculty & Staff Recognition Dinner

August 25, 2012

April 16, 2012FOND DU LAC, Wis. — With a number of awards given out, Marian University hosted its annual Faculty & Staff Recognition Dinner on Thursday, April 12 in the Stayer Center.The yearly celebration of Marian employee achievements included the Academic Advising Excellence Award given to Juliet Durdin, academic advisor for the School of Nursing, and the Staff of the Year Award given to Director of Financial Aid Pamela Warren.Adjunct of the Year awards recognized the efforts of Shane McAdams of the School of Arts, Humanities and Letters; Ann Salm of the School of Math and Natural Science; Scott Richter of the School of Business; Rhonda Stucky of the School of Education and Ralph Rich of the Adult & Graduate Programs.History professor Dr. Richard Whaley was given this year’s Service-Learning Award for his dedication to integrating community service with academic study through a partnership with the Windhover Center for the Arts. Dr. James Gray of the sport and recreation management program was honored with the Social Justice Award for his ongoing efforts to make students aware of the needs of others.The evening ended with awards given to those who showcase exemplary teaching, with the James R. Underkofler Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award given to Dr. Matthew Szromba, an innovative and recently tenured assistant professor of history. The Graduate Excellence in Teaching Award was given to Dr. Marilyn Bugenhagen, an assistant professor of leadership studies.