CHHS Faculty & Staff Awards

  • Faculty Community Engagement Award: The CHHS Faculty Community Engagement Award, first established for academic year 2012- 2013, honors a CHHS faculty member who has demonstrated outstanding contributions to the greater community and inspired additional meaningful partnerships among faculty, students, and community organizations across any of the disciplines represented through the programs of the College of Health and Human Services. This award is meant to recognize community engagement as the collaboration of the university with the public and private sectors for the mutual benefit of all. This engagement is not simply service or membership, but it is the combination of leadership related to collaboratively meeting a community need through teaching, scholarship and/or outreach.
  • CHHS Promoting Diversity & Appreciating Difference Award: The CHHS Promoting Diversity & Appreciating Difference Award was established in 2014 to give public honor to a CHHS faculty member who has made significant contributions toward creating and/or fostering a positive environment for people of diverse backgrounds, lifestyles, and beliefs.
  • CHHS Faculty Excellence in Mentoring AwardThe CHHS Faculty Excellence in Mentoring Award, first established for academic year 2012- 2013, honors a CHHS faculty member who has demonstrated outstanding mentorship of students across any of the disciplines represented through the programs of the College of Health and Human Services. This award is meant to recognize faculty efforts in supporting, encouraging and promoting their students' research, education, professional and personal development, and career plans.

  • CHHS Faculty Research Excellence Award: The CHHS Faculty Research Excellence Award, first established for academic year 2012-2013, honors a CHHS faculty member who has demonstrated outstanding scientific achievement across any of the disciplines represented through the programs of the College of Health and Human Services. This award is meant to recognize and celebrate cutting-edge scholarly efforts that are having an impact on best practices, improved patient and client outcomes, enhancing the health of communities, or that make significant and new contributions to both clinical and basic research. Research efforts that engage graduate and undergraduate students or that are inter- or transdisciplinary in nature are of particular merit.

  • CHHS Faculty Service Award: Established in academic year 2021-2022 

  • CHHS Faculty/Staff Internationalization Award: TheFaculty/Staff Internationalization Award recognizes a faculty or staff member for their outstanding contributions to the enhancement of the international, global and/or Intercultural experience in CHHS.  

The Teaching Excellence Award was established to give public honor to extraordinary teachers in the College of Health and Human Services:

  • Undergraduate Teaching Award -- Part-time or Full-time faculty teaching in an undergraduate course that demonstrates innovative teaching strategies and engagement with students.
  • Graduate Teaching Award -- Part-time or Full-time faculty teaching in a graduate course that demonstrates innovation in teaching, student engagement and mentorship in the discipline.
  • Clinical Teaching Award -- Part-time or Full-time faculty teaching in a clinical, practicum or field work course that demonstrates expertise in the discipline.
  • Online Teaching Award -- Part-time or Full-time faculty teaching in an online course that demonstrates innovative teaching strategies and engagement with students.

Staff Member of the Year Award recipients will have made a significant impact on the College, including, but not limited to, service to a specific unit or multiple units, through some combination of the following:  outstanding dedication, exceptional performance, excellent service to students, faculty, and/or staff, and ingenuity, as demonstrated by one or more of the following:

  • Exemplary Achievement and Performance:  Consistently and substantially exceeds the expectations of the position, performing at a level above and beyond normal job requirements and expectations; has made important and significant contributions in their area; contributes and demonstrates commitment to the College’s mission and goals.
  • Excellence in Customer Service/Personal Interaction:  Consistently and substantially demonstrates an ability and willingness to work positively, respectfully, and effectively with others; has significantly improved customer service or has increased student satisfaction in their area; demonstrates ability and willingness to manage changes in work priorities, procedures, and organization; demonstrates exceptional ability to foster collaboration, communication and cooperation among colleagues and members of the College community
  • Outstanding Education Support/Initiative and Creativity:  Significantly improved a work process or system, or has significantly increased the efficiency of an operation or department/unit; consistently seeks to improve the quality of work assigned; demonstrates efforts to expand work responsibilities; significant improvements in services or enhanced constituent satisfaction.

Staff Service Award honors a full-time CHHS staff member who has provided exemplary service to a profession, the university, CHHS and/or the greater community. This award is meant to recognize service contributions that go above and beyond expected customer service and service facets of the staff member's regular job. 

Golden Nugget Award recipients are staff members who are nominated for going above and beyond the call of duty.

 CHHS Award Winners

2022
Community Engagement Award: Sonyia Richardson, School of Social Work
Promoting Diversity & Appreciating Difference Award: Dante Bryant, School of Social Work
Faculty Excellence in Mentoring Award: Judy Cornelius, School of Nursing
Clinical Teaching Award: Drew McGuffin, School of Nursing
Online Teaching Award: Kelly Powers, School of Nursing
Faculty Research Excellence Award: Annelise Mennicke, School of Social Work
Faculty Service Award: Laura Magennis, School of Nursing
Staff Member of the Year Award: Dana Tweed, CHHS Business Office
 

2022 Golden Nugget Award Recipients: Ashton Atmore-SON, Kerrie Koslowe-SON, Cheryl Whitley-SSW, Cali Wickert-SSW, Christine Young-CHHS

2021
Promoting Diversity & Appreciating Difference Award: Jessamyn Bowling, Department of Public Health Sciences
Faculty Excellence in Mentoring Award: Larissa Huber, Department of Public Health Sciences
Undergraduate Teaching Award: Kevin Edwards-Knight, School of Social Work
Clinical Teaching Award: Drew McGuffin, School of Nursing
Faculty Research Excellence Award: Rob Cramer, Department of Public Health Sciences 
Staff Service Award: Melissa Roy, CHHS Business Office
 

2021 Golden Nugget Award Recipients: Ashley Marshall-CHHS, Dana Tweed-CHHS, Demetrius Richmond-CHHS, Devrim Ozdemir-CHHS, Doreen Smith-SON, Elizabeth Mace-CHHS, Fran Paluso-APHCS, Janet Baker-SSW, Julie Howell-PHS, Kerrie Koslowe-SON, Ludmilla Balteanu-PHS, Melissa Roy-CHHS, Melissa Smith-PHS, Shashi Gnanasekaran-PHS, Wendy Ramirez-APHCS

2020
Community Engagement Award: Ticola Ross, School of Social Work
Promoting Diversity & Appreciating Difference Award: Jamie Brandon, School of Nursing
Faculty Excellence in Mentoring Award: David Verrill, Department of Kinesiology
Undergraduate Teaching Award: Mary Smith, School of Nursing
Clinical Teaching Award: Lee-Ann Kenny, School of Nursing
Online Teaching Award: Kelly Powers, School of Nursing
Faculty Research Excellence Award: Maren Coffman, School of Nursing 
Staff of the Year Award: Shena Cunningham, Business Office  
 
Golden Nugget Award Recipients: Bridget Alaniva, Janet Baker, Ludmila Balteanu, Vikki Cherwon, Yani Concepcion, Shena Cunningham, Shashi Gnanasekaran, Julie Howell, Fran Paluso, Wendy Ramirez, Jon Rea, Sara Richardson, Demetrius Richmond, Melissa Roy, Dana Tweed, Cheryl Whitley, Tamesha Williams, Christine Young
2019
Community Engagement Award: Roger Suclupe, School of Social Work
Promoting Diversity & Appreciating Difference Award: Colette Townsend-Chambers, School of Nursing
Faculty Excellence in Mentoring Award: Deborah Beete, Department of Public Health Sciences
Undergraduate Teaching Award: Bret Woods, Department of Kinesiology
Clinical Teaching Award: Anna Ingram, School of Nursing

Staff of the Year Award: Michael Moore, Academic Technology

Golden Nugget Award Recipients: Janet Baker, Vikki Cherwon, Jennifer Hicks, Julie Howell, Lasonja Norrington-Lesane, Fran Paluso, Wendy Ramirez,  Jon Rea, Doreen Smith, Melissa Smith, Cheryl Whitley, Elaine Woods

2018
Community Engagement Award: Susan McCarter, School of Social Work
Promoting Diversity & Appreciating Difference Award: Jessamyn Bowling, Department of Public Health Sciences
Faculty Excellence in Mentoring Award: Linda Probst, Department of Kinesiology
Undergraduate Teaching Award: Mary Smith, School of Nursing
Graduate Teaching Award: Angela Sepulveda, School of Social Work
Clinical Teaching Award: Lee-Ann Kenny, School of Nursing
Dean's Faculty Research Innovation Award: Annelise Mennicke, School of Social Work
 
Golden Nugget Award Recipients:  Julie Earls, Michael Moore
2017
Promoting Diversity & Appreciating Difference Award: Roger Suclupe, School of Social Work
Faculty Excellence in Mentoring Award: Roy Fielding, Department of Kinesiology
Undergraduate Teaching Award: Susan Arthur, Department of Kinesiology
Clinical Teaching Award: Kathleen Jordan, School of Nursing
Dean's Faculty Research Innovation Award: Lori Thomas, School of Social Work
 
2016
Promoting Diversity & Appreciating Difference Award: Sonyia Richardson, School of Social Work
Faculty Excellence in Mentoring Award: Joseph Marino, Department of Kinesiology
Undergraduate Teaching Award: Juliana Marino, Department of Kinesiology
Graduate Teaching Award: Vanessa Drew-Branch, School of Social Work
Clinical Teaching Award: Julie Fuselier, School of Nursing
Dean's Faculty Research Innovation Award: Elizabeth Racine, Department of Public Health Sciences
 
2015
Promoting Diversity & Appreciating Difference Award: Susan McCarter, School of Social Work
Faculty Excellence in Mentoring Award: Robert Herman-Smith, School of Social Work
Undergraduate Teaching Award: Bret Woods, Department of Kinesiology
Graduate Teaching Award: Roger Suclupe, School of Social Work
Clinical Teaching Award: Lee-Ann Kenny, School of Nursing
Faculty Research Excellence Award: Andrew Harver, Department of Public Health Sciences
Dean's Faculty Innovation Award: Mark DeHaven, Department of Public Health Sciences
 
Golden Nugget Award Recipients: Lorraine Ford, Julie Howell, Donna McCombs
2014
Undergraduate Teaching Award: David Verrill, Department of Kinesiology
Graduate Teaching Award: Shanti Kulkarni, School of Social Work
Dean's Faculty Innovation Award: James Studnicki, Department of Public Health Sciences
2013
Community Engagement Award: Roy Fielding, Department of Kinesiology
Faculty Excellence in Mentoring Award: Terri Matthews, School of Social Work
Undergraduate Teaching Award: Mary Smith, School of Nursing
Graduate Teaching Award: Robert Herman-Smith, School of Social Work
Clinical Teaching Award: Betsy Herron, School of Nursing
Faculty Research Excellence Award: Erik Wikstrom, Department of Kinesiology
2012
Undergraduate Teaching Award: Joseph Coyle, Department of Kinesiology
Graduate Teaching Award: Diana Rowan, School of Social Work
Clinical Teaching Award: Lisa Wagnes, School of Nursing