Bloch faculty and staff members were honored for their outstanding contributions to students and the community at the 2015 UMKC Celebration of Excellence Faculty & Staff Awards on Thursday, March 19 in Pierson Auditorium.
Larry Garrison, Ph.D., Professor of Accounting, receives 2015 Missouri Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching
The Missouri Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching is presented to an outstanding faculty member from each higher education institution in the state, and is based on effective teaching, advising, service to the university community, commitment to high standards of excellence and success in nurturing student achievement. Dr. Larry Garrison has been a member of the Bloch School Faculty for more than 28 years and exemplifies the very best of UMKC’s values. Garrison teaches five taxation courses each year at the graduate and undergraduate level and his students are always his top priority. Additionally, Garrison has received the Missouri Society of CPAs Outstanding Educator Award, UMKC Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching and has twice received the Elmer F. Pierson Teaching Award.
Nathan Mauck, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Finance, receives Chancellor’s Early Career Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Elmer F. Pierson Good Teaching Award in Business
The Chancellor’s Early Career Award for Excellence in Teaching is UMKC’s highest honor for excellence in teaching for an assistant professor, and the Elmer F. Pierson Good Teaching Award is awarded annually to an outstanding teacher. Over the last two years, Dr. Nathan Mauck has published six articles, five of which were published in top finance journals. Mauck creates an exciting learning environment, extending from his teaching philosophy of engaging students in order to inspire a lifelong interest in learning. Mauck is well liked by students and last spring, he was voted the Bloch School Favorite Faculty Member of the Year.
Jacqueline Hawkins, Office Support Assistant in the Department of Global Entrepreneurship and Innovation, named 2015 recipient of the Staff Council Dedication Award
The Staff Council Dedication Award is presented to a UMKC Staff Council Committee member who consistently participates in Staff Council activities above and beyond the call of duty and exceptionally demonstrates dedication to making UMKC the workplace of choice for all staff. Jacqueline Hawkins currently serves as Secretary on the Staff Council Executive Board and the Staff Council Representative for the Faculty Senate and Facilities Advisory Committee. In addition, Hawkins is co-chair the Staff Conference for Professional Development for the second consecutive year.