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Faculty Senate presents Recognition Awards for Excellence

Dr. Daniel Althoff, Chair of Faculty Senate, far left, and Acting President Dr. Bryon Clark, far right, congratulate Alisha Ridenour (Adjunct Professor of the Year), Dr. Jon Reid (Lifetime Achievement Award), and Dr. Tim Patton (Professor of the Year).

By UNIVERSITY COMMUNICATIONS

DURANT,
Okla. –
The Southeastern Oklahoma State
University Faculty Senate presented its Faculty Senate Recognition Awards for
Excellence Wednesday afternoon on  campus.

Among the honorees were Dr. Jon Reid, Lifetime Achievement
Award; Dr. Tim Patton, Professor of the Year; and Alisha Ridenour, Adjunct
Professor of the Year.

Reid, a professor of psychology and counseling, serves as
coordinator of the clinical mental health counseling program at Southeastern.
He joined the University faculty in 1993.

Patton is a professor of biological sciences and has been
associated with Southeastern since 1998.

Ridenour is assistant director/instructional designer for
CIDT and is an adjunct instructor in the John Massey School of Business.

The complete list of award recipients follows:

Acting President Dr. Bryon Clark, left, and Faculty Senate Chair Dr. Daniel Althoff, right, congratulate award recipients Dr. Rhonda Richards, Carolyn Fridley, Dr. Tim Patton, Dr. Stewart Mayers, Dr. Lucinda Parmer, Dr. Kay Daigle, Sandra Thomas, Dr. Joshua Nannestad, Dr. Tim Smith, Dr. Jon Reid, Dr. Jerry Stout, and Alisha Ridenour.

Excellence
in Teaching:

Carolyn Fridley (Arts &
Sciences  – Arts and Letters)

Dr. Tim Smith (A&S Sciences
and Math)

Dr. Kay Daigle (Education &
Behavioral Sciences EBS)

Dr. Rhonda Richards (John Massey
School of Business JMSB)

Meritorious Service:

Carolyn Fridley (A&S – Arts
and Letters)

Sandra Thomas (A&S —
  Science and Math)

Dr. Jerry Stout (EBS)

Dr. Courtney Kernek (JMSB)

Outstanding Research and
Scholarship:

Dr. Joshua Nannestad (A&S –
Arts and Letters)

Dr. Nancy Paiva (A&S – Science
and Math)

Dr. Stewart Mayers (EBS)

Dr. Lucinda Parmer (JMSB)

Adjunct Professor of the Year:

Alisha Ridenour

Professor of the Year:

Dr. Tim Patton

Lifetime Achievement Award:

Dr. Jon Reid

Awards presented at Faculty-Staff recognition event

Kitty Campbell, Lifetime Achievement Award

Kitty Campbell, Lifetime Achievement Award

DURANT, Okla. – A number of awards and honors were presented Monday at Southeastern Oklahoma State University’s Faculty and Staff Recognition Celebration.

Dr. Kitty Campbell of the John Massey School of Business received the Faculty Senate’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

The event was held in the Fine Arts Recital Hall.

Following is the list of award recipients:

Faculty Senate Awards

Education and Behavioral Sciences

Teaching: Dr. Laura Atchley, Assistant Professor of Psychology-Coordinator of Early Intervention Child Development, University Center of Southern Oklahoma

Research: Dr. Stewart Mayers, Director of Teacher Education-Chair-Professor of Educational Instruction and Leadership

Service: Dr. Kay Daigle, Chair of Kinesiology- Associate Professor Kinesiology

John Massey School of Business

Among the award winners Monday were, front row, left to right, Rachel Toews, Jennifer Moore, Dr. Kay Daigle, Dr. Meg Cotter-Lynch, Dr. Teresa Golden, and Dr. Laura Atchley. Back row, president Sean Burrage, Dr. Doug Wood, Cherrie Wilmoth, Dr. Tim Boatmun, Dr. Stewart Mayers, Faculty Senate chair Dr. Daniel Althoff, Brandon Burnette, Kay Barber, Dr. Loide Wasmund, and Dr. Joshua Nannestad.

Among the award winners Monday were, front row, left to right, Rachel Toews, Jennifer Moore, Dr. Kay Daigle, Dr. Meg Cotter-Lynch, Dr. Teresa Golden, and Dr. Laura Atchley. Back row, president Sean Burrage, Dr. Doug Wood, Cherrie Wilmoth, Dr. Tim Boatmun, Dr. Stewart Mayers, Faculty Senate chair Dr. Daniel Althoff, Brandon Burnette, Kay Barber, Dr. Loide Wasmund, and Dr. Joshua Nannestad.

Teaching: Dr. Kitty Campbell, Massey Professor-Chair of Management & Marketing-Interim Chair of Accounting & Finance/Professor

Research: Dr. Martin Bressler, Professor of Marketing & Management-John Massey Endowed Chair in Entrepreneurship

Service: Dr. Kitty Campbell

Math and Science

Teaching: Dr. Loide Wasmund, Professor of Chemistry

Research: Dr. Doug Wood, Professor of Zoology

Service: Dr. Teresa Golden, Chair-Professor Biological Sciences

Arts

Teaching: Dr. Joshua Nannestad, Assistant Professor- Choral Music Education

Research: Dr. Tara Hembrough, Assistant Professor, English, Humanities, and Languages

Service: Dr. Meg Cotter-Lynch, Director of Honors Program -Professor English, Humanities & Languages

Librarian of the Year: Brandon Burnette, Government Documents Librarian

Adjunct Professor of the Year: Cherrie Wilmoth, Kinesiology

Lifetime Achievement Award: Dr. Kitty Campbell

Staff Association Awards

Storm Rookie of the YearKay Barber, coordinator, Career Management Center

Outstanding Non-Exempt EmployeeRachel Toews, Assistant Registrar

Outstanding Exempt Employee — Dr. Tim Boatmun, Dean of Graduate School/E-Programming & Academic Support

Service to StudentsKay Barber

Outstanding Southeastern Staff Association MemberJennifer Moore, Human Resources, Payroll/Office Specialist

The following retirees were recognized at the event:

Dr. William Carter, State Director, Oklahoma Small Business Development Center, 7 years of service

Susan Dodson, Director, Student Support Services/ Project TEACH, 16 years

Stella “Marge” Eakins, Office Assistant/Grant Programs, Student Support Services 20 years

Dr. Bruce King, Instructor/Director of Native American Academic Programs, Art, Communication & Theatre/Center for Student Success/Native American Institute. 20 years

Dr. Larry Prather, John Massey Endowed Chair/Professor of Finance, 11 years

Kay Lynn Roberts, Executive Director Business Services/Comptroller-Office of Finance, 29 years

Kris Simpson, Director, Talent Search 23 years

John Van Bebber, Assistant Professor, Aviation Sciences Institute, 10 years

Dr. Caryn Witten, Professor, English, Humanities and Languages 17 years

Dr. Chunmei Yoe, Professor, Social Sciences, 20 years

Southeastern recognizes outstanding faculty, staff and retirees at event

) Southeastern president Sean Burrage, far left, and Faculty Senate chair Dr.Steven Emge, far right, congratulate Dr. Randy Prus (Lifetime Achievement), Dr. Meg Cotter-Lynch (Professor of the Year), and Carolyn Fridley (Adjunct Professor of the Year) on their awards.

) Southeastern president Sean Burrage, far left, and Faculty Senate chair Dr.Steven Emge, far right, congratulate Dr. Randy Prus (Lifetime Achievement), Dr. Meg Cotter-Lynch (Professor of the Year), and Carolyn Fridley (Adjunct Professor of the Year) on their awards.

 Southeastern president Sean Burrage, far left, and Staff Association president Teena Harlin, far right, congratulate Roxanne Bell (Service/Technical), Johnna Towne (Secretarial/Clerical), and Kendra Gross (Administrative/Professional) on receiving their respective awards Monday.

Southeastern president Sean Burrage, far left, and Staff Association president Teena Harlin, far right, congratulate Roxanne Bell (Service/Technical), Johnna Towne (Secretarial/Clerical), and Kendra Gross (Administrative/Professional) on receiving their respective awards Monday.

 

DURANT, Okla. – Southeastern Oklahoma State University’s annual Faculty and Staff Recognition Celebration was held Monday in the Fine Arts Recital Hall.

The event honors retirees and employees for years of service. In addition, awards are presented by the Faculty Senate and Staff Association.

Following is the list of retirees, with years of service:

Dr. Gleny Beach, professor /director of visual arts in art, communication &theatre, 23 years; Dr. Theresa Hrncir, professor of accounting & finance, 21 years; Dr. Margaret Avard, professor of chemistry, computer & physical sciences, 20 years; and Dr. Vivian Guarnera, associate professor/chair of Educational instruction & leadership, 20 years.

Also, Dr. Charles Marshall, associate professor of aviation sciences institute, 13 years; Linda McGehee, custodian, custodial services, 12 years; Dr. Reba Criswell, Associate Professor of Counseling/School Counseling Program Coordinator

Behavioral Sciences, 11 years; Dr. George Stevenson Smith, professor of accounting & finance, 11 years; Sandy Bumgarner, office assistant academic programs in art, communication & theatre, 9 years; and Dr. Robin Plumb, dean & director of Educational outreach, 7 years.

Following is the list of award recipients:

Faculty Senate awards

Faculty Senate Recognition Award for Excellence in Teaching

Arts & Sciences (A&S): Math, Sciences and Safety – Dr. Tim Smith

A&S: Arts and Letters – Ms. Riley Coker

Education & Behavioral Sciences  – Dr. Susan Morrison

John Massey School of Business –  Stephanie Metts

Faculty Senate Recognition Award for Outstanding Research and Scholarly Activity

A&S: Math,Science and Safety – Dr. Erica Corbett

A&S: Arts and Letters – Dr. Brooks Flippen

Education & Behavioral Sciences – Dr. Amy Madewell

John Massey School of Business – Dr. Ying Lin

Faculty Senate Recognition Award for Meritorious Service to the University and/or Profession

A&S: Math,Sciences and Safety – Dr. Tim Smith

A&S: Arts and Letters – Dr. Jeremy Blackwood

Education & Behavioral Sciences – Dr. Amy Madewell

John Massey School of Business  – Dr. Kitty Campbell

Faculty Senate Recognition Award for Professor of the Year

Dr. Meg Cotter-Lynch –Professor of English, Director of Honors Program

Faculty Senate Recognition Award for Lifetime Achievement

Dr. Randy Prus, Professor of English, Chair of English, Humanities & Languages

Faculty Senate Recognition Award for Adjunct Professor of the Year

Ms. Carolyn Fridley

Faculty Senate Recognition Award for Librarian of the Year

Ms. Sandra Thomas

 

Staff  Association awards:

Administrative/Professional — Kendra Gross, director of McCurtain County campus

Secretarial/Clerical — Johnna Towne, office manager, Physical Plant

Service/Technical — Roxanne Bell, custodian

Southeastern announces administrative appointments

Southeastern announces administrative appointments

Press Release Date: 1-4-2011

DURANT, Okla. – Southeastern Oklahoma State University president Larry Minks has announced three administrative/personnel appointments, to be effective immediately.

Dr. Jerry Polson will assume the role of Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs and Support and Dean of the School of Graduate and University Studies. He will oversee the University’s outreach programs as well as lead the graduate education program. His office is located on the third floor (307) of the Administration Building.

Polson, who joined the University in 1969, is a physics professor and was chair of the Department of Chemistry, Computer and Physical Sciences. He earned degrees at Auburn University (Ph.D.), Stephen F. Austin State University (M.S.), and East Texas State University, now Texas A&M-Commerce (B.S.)

Among his many awards and achievements, Polson was named Southeastern Teacher of the Year in 1972; was chairman of the first Faculty-Senate in the late 1980s and served in that capacity again in the 1990s; served as Director of Distance Education and Coordinator of the 2 + 2 program; and since 1996, has served as the Faculty Athletics representative.

Dr. Bryon Clark will serve as Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs and Instruction. Clark’s duties will involve maintaining oversight of the quality and integrity of academic programs. His office is on the third floor (305) of the Administration Building.

Clark joined the Southeastern faculty in 1990. A professor of biological sciences, Clark previously served as Dean of the School of Graduate and University Studies. He earned degrees at Kansas State University (Ph.D.), Western Illinois University (M.S.), and Central College-Iowa (B.A.).

Clark has received numerous awards and honors, including the Burlington Northern Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1993; the Southeastern Faculty Senate Recognition Award for Outstanding Research in 1995; and the Southeastern Faculty Senate Recognition Award for Meritorious Service to the University, Profession and Community in 1998.

Both of these positions will report to Dr. Doug McMillan, Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs.

In addition, Tony Lehrling was recently selected as Director of Financial Aid. He had been serving as interim director since August 2010. Lehrling earned bachelor and master degrees at Southeastern, and has been employed at the University since 1999.

He previously served as academic coordinator for Upward Bound math-science in the TRIO program at Southeastern. In that capacity, Lehrling was active in the Oklahoma Division of Student Assistance, serving as state treasurer and public relations coordinator.