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2015 UMKC Faculty/Staff Award Recipients Announced

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The 2015 UMKC Faculty/Staff Awards Winners are listed below, and will be honored at the UMKC Celebration of Excellence Faculty & Staff Awards event scheduled for Thursday, March 19, 2015 from 3-5 pm in Pierson Auditorium.

2015 SERVICE & ENGAGEMENT AWARD RECIPIENTS

  • Chancellor’s Award for Career Contributions to the University ($5000) - Lynda Plamann, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs & Director of Curriculum, School of Biological Sciences
  • Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Community Engagement ($1500) - Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology, College of Arts & Sciences
  • Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Diversity ($1500) (first of two awards) - Robert Riggs, Assistant Teaching Professor of Physics & Astronomy, College of Arts & Sciences
  • Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Diversity ($1500) (second of two awards) - Donna Davis and Shirley Marie McCarther, Associate Professors of Educational Leadership, Policy & Foundations, School of Education

2015 TEACHING AWARD RECIPIENTS

  • Missouri Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching - Larry Garrison, Kemper Missouri Endowed Professor in Accountancy, Henry W. Bloch School of Management
  • Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching ($1500) - John Rapley, Professor & Chair of Periodontics, School of Dentistry
  • Chancellor’s Early Career Award for Excellence in Teaching ($1500) - Nathan Mauck, Assistant Professor of Finance, Henry W. Bloch School of Management
  • Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Graduate Mentoring ($1500) - Michael Plamann, Professor of Cell Biology and Biophysics, School of Biological Sciences
  • Provost’s Award for Excellence in Teaching ($1500) - Andrea Drew-Gounev, Teaching Professor of Chemistry and Ogranic Chemistry Labs Coordinator, College of Arts & Sciences
  • Elmer F. Pierson Good Teaching Award in Business – Nathan Mauck, Assistant Professor of Finance, Henry W. Bloch School of Management
  • Elmer F. Pierson Good Teaching Award in Dentistry – Kimberly Bray, Professor & Director of Dental Hygiene, School of Dentistry
  • Elmer F. Pierson Good Teaching Award in Law – Robert Downs, Law Foundation Scholar & Professor, School of Law
  • Elmer F. Pierson Good Teaching Award in Medicine - Michael Wacker, Associate Teaching Professor of Basic Medical Sciences, School of Medicine

2015 STAFF AWARD RECIPIENTS

  • Chancellor’s Education First Staff Award ($1500) - Jane Poe, Executive Assistant to the Dean, School of Pharmacy
  • Chancellor’s True Unsung Hero Staff Award ($1500) – Beci Edmundson, Faculty Affairs Specialist, Provost Office
  • Human Resources Campus Collaboration Staff Award ($1500) - Keichanda Dees-Burnett, Director of Student Support Services, Multicultural Student Affairs
  • Staff Council Dedication Award ($1500) - Jacqueline Hawkins, Office Specialist for Community & Public Affairs, Alumni & Constituent Relations
  • Student Affairs Student Mentor Staff Award ($1500) - Jennifer TuftsAcademic Advisor for Biomedical and Health Informatics, School of Medicine

2015 RESEARCH AWARD RECIPIENTS

  • N.T. Veatch Award for Distinguished Research and Creative Activity ($1000) - Yugi Lee, Associate Professor of Computer Science, School of Computing & Engineering
  • Trustees Faculty Fellowship Award ($15,000) - Anil Kumar, Professor of Pharmacology & Division Chair, School of Pharmacy
  • Trustees Faculty Scholar Award ($5000) (first of two awards)Mark Brodwin, Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy, College of Arts & Sciences
  • Trustees Faculty Scholar Award ($5000) (second of two awards)Massimiliano Vitiello, Assistant Professor of History, College of Arts & Sciences