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Faculty & Staff Recognition

Each year, Clarke faculty and staff members achieve great things and contribute significantly to Clarke, their profession and their community. Congratulations to the following faculty and staff members who recieved awards and submitted accomplishments and activities from throughout the year:

MENEVE DUNHAM AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING

  • Joseph Klinebriel, MFA, Associate Professor of Drama

ROSE O'TOOLE STAFF SERVICE AWARD

  • Susanne Leibold, Director of Library

BVM CORE VALUES AWARD

  • Mary Ellen Herbst, University Receptionist

FACULTY AND STAFF SERVICE AWARDS

5 YEARS
Brian Burns
Nathan Gilmore
Heather Jones
Michael Knock
Emily Kruse
Amanda Matson
Brian Mueller
Andrew Thomas
Kevin Utt
Kristin Wesner

10 YEARS
Lynn Becker
Gwen Benn-Schmitt
Maggie Curry
Lisa Jordahl
Linda Laufenberg
Jennifer Mai
Tammy Moore
Lisa Rettenmeier
Scott Schneider
Rhonda Tranel
Bonnie Weidemann
Jody Wolfe

15 YEARS
Regina Boarman
Amy Dunker
William Gerdes
Alice Griswold
Robert Humke
LaDonna Manternach, BVM
Kathy Ternes
Kathy Vaughn

20 YEARS
John Swanton
Teri Zuccaro

25 YEARS
Kent Anderson
Abdul Sinno

45 YEARS
Diana Malone, BVM

PROMOTION, TENURE, AND DEGREES

    Ann Adkins
    earned Ed.D. from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln
    from Instructor to Assistant Professor of Education

    Rachel Daack, Ph.D.
    Tenure as Associate Professor of Sociology

    Amy Dunker, DMA
    from Associate Professor to Full Professor of Music

    Bill O’Dell, PT, DHS, OCS, MBS
    from Associate Professor to Full Professor of Physical Therapy

    Michelle Slover, Ph.D.
    from Associate Professor to Full Professor of Biology

    Bryan Zygmont, Ph.D., Tenure
    from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor of Art History

FACULTY SUMMER GRANTS AWARDS

Melissa DeMotta
To attend the American Physiological Society’s Institute for Learning and Teaching in Bar Harbor, ME

B’Ann Dittmar
To obtain the Certified Manager (CM) Certification through the Institute of Certified Professional Managers

Karen Glover 
To attend the Biennial Conference on Chemical Education (BCCE) in Michigan

Sang-In Han
To attend the 53rd National Association of Teachers of Singing National Conference in Boston, MA

Brad Kruse
To attend the International Spine and Pain Institute (ISPI) 2014 Clinical Conference in Minneapolis, MN

Jennifer Mai
To attend the American Physical Therapy Association’s NEXT Conference in Charlotte, NC

Amanda Matson
Redesigning MATH 101-6: Prestatistics; focusing on needs of the TimeSaver program

Judy Munshower
Redesigning Calculus III by incorporating the software GeoGebra into student assignments

Ann Pelelo
Continued new course development: CUSP 301, Scholars Seminar II, to begin spring 2015

Tom Riley
For redesigning PHIL 281: Science and the Self, a general education course

Jason Stecklein
To attend the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) Annual Conference in Portland, OR

Carolyn Wiezorek
To complete fifth course TESOL 6289 – Seminar in Bilingualism/Bilingual Education through the University of Northern Iowa

FACULTY EMERITI

  • Sheila Castaneda, M.S., Chair and Associate Professor of Computer Science

  • William Gerdes, Ph.D., Professor of Accounting and Business

  • Joan Lingen, BVM, Ph.D. , Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs

 RETIREMENTS   

  • Sara McAlpin, University Archivist
  • Dick Schneider, Dining Services
  • Sheila Sullivan, Senior Systems Analyst

OTHER ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Each year, Clarke faculty and staff members achieve great things and contribute significantly to Clarke, their profession and their community. Congratulations to the faculty and staff members who submitted accomplishments and activities from throughout the year.

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  • Fall Visit Days 2014
  • Arts @ Clarke
  • Homecoming 2014