Meredith Honors Outstanding Faculty and Staff
Six professors and three staff members were honored during the Meredith College Faculty and Staff Awards and Recognition Ceremony, held on campus on April 23. Retiring faculty/staff and employees with five, 10, 15, 20, 25 and 26+ years of service were also honored.
PAULINE DAVIS PERRY AWARDS
Monica McKinney, assistant professor of education, award for research and publication
Walda Powell, associate professor of chemistry, award for excellence in teaching
The Pauline Davis Perry Award for Research and Publication is given to a faculty member who has done exceptional research, publication, and/or artistic achievement. The Pauline Davis Perry Award for Excellence in Teaching is given to an outstanding teacher at Meredith.
LAURA HARRILL PRESIDENTIAL AWARDS
Brent Pitts, professor of foreign languages
Alyson Colwell-Waber, dean of special academic programs and Ann Gleason, dean of students
The Laura Harrill Presidential Awards are presented to faculty members in recognition of their noteworthy contributions to the advancement of Meredith College.
HARRY AND MARION EBERLY FACULTY DEVELOPMENT AWARD
Janet Nelson, assistant professor of religion
Chris Eschbach, assistant professor of physical education
The Harry and Marion Eberly Faculty Development Awards are given to two deserving faculty members for the purpose of helping them progress in their area of expertise.
The cash awards are funded through the Faculty Applied Meredith Endowment, or FAME, established in 1977 as an independent fund for supplemental faculty benefits.
PRESIDENTIAL STAFF AWARD
Rick McBane, media services assistant
Established in 2002, the Presidential Staff Award is given in recognition of exemplary service to the Meredith community. The Meredith College president chooses the recipient.
STAFF RECOGNITION AWARDS
Heidi Fletcher, associate director of admissions
Belinda Nicholson, accounts receivable/billing coordinator
Staff Recognition Awards are presented annually to two staff members who, through their job performance, have demonstrated initiative, teamwork, extra effort and outstanding customer service to the Meredith community.
Faculty and staff members who retired this year are:
- Allen Page, professor of religion
- Carolyn Happer, associate professor of history
- Nan Miller, assistant professor of English
- Nona Short, professor of photography and foreign languages