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Letters and Science announces awards

April 22, 2009

Gary Sandefur, dean of the College of Letters and Science, has announced the winners of the 2008–09 College of Letters and Science Academic Staff Excellence Awards, Advising Awards and Classified Staff Excellence Awards.

These awards are given to recognize the contributions of L&S academic staff and classified staff to the college. The recipients will be honored at an awards ceremony at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 30, in the Howard Auditorium of the Fluno Center.

Early Career recipients are Ilia Guzei, senior scientist, chemistry; and Erlin Barnard, associate faculty associate, languages and cultures of Asia.

The Mid-Career recipient is John Stevenson, associate director, UW Survey Center.

The Judith S. Craig Distinguished Service Award recipient is Laurey Martin-Berg, distinguished lecturer, French and Italian.

The Academic Advising Award recipients are Ronald Troxel, coordinator of undergraduate education, Religious Studies Program; and Molly McGlone, assistant director of advising and curriculum in the Honors Program.

Classified Staff Excellence Awards recipients go to classified staff who have shown outstanding work performance and/or have made a significant impact in terms of the overall value and benefit to specific program goals or to the university. They consistently demonstrate outstanding leadership skills and initiative, and provide a positive contribution to the climate of the unit, college or university as a whole.

This year’s recipients are Mary Beth Ellis, academic department manager for economics; Susan Grass, university services program associate in French and Italian; Susan Fenton, academic department associate in religious studies; Brian Karas, lab prep technician in chemistry; and Dianne Mitchell, financial specialist 2 in chemistry.