Meredith Honors Outstanding Faculty and Staff
Meredith College honored outstanding faculty and staff during the annual Meredith College Faculty and Staff Awards and Recognition Ceremony, held in Jones Chapel on April 25, 2008.
Faculty/staff award recipients for 2008 are as follows:
PAULINE DAVIS PERRY AWARDS:
Sherry Shapiro, professor of dance and director of women’s studies, Award for Research and Publication and/or Artistic Achievement
Eloise Grathwohl, professor of English, Award for Excellence in Teaching
The Pauline Davis Perry Award for Research and Publication and/or Artistic Achievement 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:
Toni Parker, professor of education and Monica McKinney, assistant professor of education
The Laura Harrill Presidential Awards are presented to two faculty members each year, in recognition of their noteworthy contributions to the advancement of Meredith College.
HARRY AND MARION EBERLY FACULTY DEVELOPMENT AWARDS:
Tim Hendrix, assistant professor of mathematics
The Harry and Marion Eberly Faculty Development Awards are given to 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:
Frank Strickland, chief of Campus Police
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:
Melinda McClain, nurse, Carroll Health Center
Gerry Sargent, administrative assistant, Carlyle Campbell Library
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.
The awards ceremony also celebrated faculty staff longevity. Retiring faculty and staff were honored during the event, with tributes offered by department heads and deans.
Retiring faculty and staff members were as follows:
• Linda FitzSimons, professor of art;
• David Heining-Boynton, professor of psychology;
• Sue Kearney, assistant to the president for planning and dean of institutional effectiveness; and
• Janice Swab, professor of biology.