BSOS Recognizes Outstanding Faculty and Staff

On April 11, the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences paid tribute to outstanding faculty and staff at its annual appreciation and awards event.

The highlight of the event was the presentation of the Dean’s Medal to Valencia Skeeter, a staff member who has served in the Department of African American Studies for 25 years. Ms. Skeeter was recognized for her dedication to students, alumni, faculty and fellow staff members; for her institutional knowledge and career expertise; and for her generous and kind spirit. She is the first staff member to ever receive the Dean’s Medal, the College’s highest honor.

Pictured: Ms. Skeeter with Dean Gregory Ball.

BSOS also recognized the following faculty and staff, who were nominated for awards by their peers and supervisors:

Karina Havrilla, Department of Sociology: Outstanding Staff Award

Lori Kader, Department of Psychology:  Outstanding Staff Award

Colleen Byrne, Department of Psychology: Excellence in Mentorship Award

Skyler Jackson, Department of Psychology:
George M. Phillips Award for Graduate Research in the Public Interest

Samira Anderson, Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences:
Excellence in Teaching Award, Tenure Track Faculty

Catherine Kane, Department of Government and Politics:
Excellence in Teaching Award, Graduate Teaching Assistant

Tracy Tomlinson, Department of Psychology:
Excellence in Teaching Award, Lecturer or Instructor

Elizabeth Sauber, Department of Psychology:
Excellence in Teaching Award, Graduate Instructor/Lecturer

Michael Rendall, Department of Sociology and MPRC: Excellence in Research Award

Andrea Chronis-Tuscano, Department of Psychology: Excellence in Research Award

Wendy Laybourn, Department of Sociology:  Excellence in Diversity Award

Julia Felton, Department of Psychology:  
Outstanding Advising/Administration Awards, Graduate Studies

Erik Hanson, Department of Anthropology:
Outstanding Advising/Administration Awards, Undergraduate Studies

Colleen Worthington, Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences:
Excellence in Service

Valencia Skeeter and Dean Gregory Ball