At the 2019 Faculty Excellence Awards were (left to right) Provost Joe Whitehead; Raymond Schuck, winner of the 2019 Elliott L. Blinn Award for Faculty-Undergraduate Student Innovative Basic Research/Creative Work; Joyce Blinn, who presented the award named for her late husband; and President Rodney Rogers.
University recognizes contributions of faculty, staff
“You are redefining student success, creating the next generation of leaders,” President Rodney Rogers told those gathered for the 2019 Faculty Excellence Awards on April 16.
Providing mentorship and advising to help guide students on their educational journey and preparing them for life after graduation, including them in original research, developing innovative curriculum and pedagogy to encourage deeper learning — all these go toward student success which in turn benefits the greater society, Rogers said.
Also at the ceremony, three faculty members who were previously honored by the BGSU Board of Trustees were once again recognized. At the Feb. 22 meeting of the board, Drs. George Bullerjahn, biological sciences; Albert Dzur, political science; and Rachel Vannatta, educational foundations, leadership and policy; were granted Distinguished Professor titles.
Following is the third and final group of 2019 award winners.
Vallier’s thought-provoking scholarship supported
Selim’s research agenda, productivity recognized
Cook recognized for joint work with graduate student
Schuck’s work with undergraduates garners 2019 Blinn Award
Spathelf honored for excellence in academic advising, mentoring