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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

  • Tim Boffeli, Ph.D., Chair and Associate Professor of Psychology

ROSE O'TOOLE STAFF SERVICE AWARD

  • Curt Long, Director of Athletics

BVM CORE VALUES AWARD

  • Kathy Ternes, Campus Store Coordinator

FACULTY AND STAFF SERVICE AWARDS

5 YEARS
Don Adams
Fr. Richard Ament
Jean Beacom
Callie Clark
Rebecca Herrig
Wesley Johannsen
Jeremy Jordan
Tammy Link
Wendy Osterberger
Fr. John Paisley
Dan Spain
Marissa Stewart
Madeline Vaassen
Tyler Watkins
Ann Weltin
Carolyn Wiezorek
Eric Wold 

10 YEARS
Kathy Dailey
Marilyn Jones
Sunil Malapati
Sarah Merz
Chris Miron
Jo Ann Rust 

15 YEARS
Melody Higgins
Curt Long
Lorie Murphy
Deann Petitgout
Mary Jo Ramler
Michelle Slover
George Towfic 

20 YEARS
Julie Burgmeier
Graciela Caneiro-Livingston
Karen Glover
Mary Ellen Herbst
Jim Prestley
Tom Riley
Paulette Skiba, BVM 

35 YEARS 
Darrell Deutmeyer
Karen Launspach 

PROMOTION, TENURE, AND DEGREES

    Andrea Bixler, Ph.D.
    from Associate Professor to Full Professor of Biology

    Melissa DeMotta, Ph.D., Tenure
    from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor of Biology

    William Gregory, Ph.D., Tenure
    from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor of Religious Studies

    Michael Knock, Ph.D., Tenure
    from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor of History

    Molly Kuhle, Ph.D., Tenure
    from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor of Nursing

    Judy Munshower, Ph.D.
    from Associate Professor to Full Professor of Mathematics

    Ann Pelelo, Ph.D.
    from Associate Professor to Full Professor of English

    Joanna Davis
    earned D.B.A. from St. Ambrose University

    Renee Pilcher
    earned Ph.D. from Capella University

    Jason Stecklein 
    earned Ph.D. from University of Iowa 

FACULTY SUMMER GRANTS AWARDS

Shaun Bowman and Laura Hecker
Designing of a research project investigating the expression of NEDD9 protein in human eyes to facilitate student experiential learning

Rachel Daack
To complete a manuscript “Crossings and Dwellings,” an examination of how the structure of BVM schools and relationships between BVMs and Jesuits allow for the success of these schools, for publication

Norm Freund 
To research aspects of the common good, relevant to Clarke University, and it’s integration into three Philosophy courses

Mary Gatua
To co-sponsor with the African International Foundation for Educational Excellence, and organize a workshop for public primary school teachers and local community leaders in Kenya

Molly Kuhle and Renee Pilcher
To attend and present at an Interprofessional High Fidelity Simulation Conference at Widener University in Philadelphia, PA

LaDonna Manternach
To provide support for the Summer Voice Institute Workshop at Clarke University, designed for vocal teachers and performers

Evelyn Nadeau
To support the process of researching and creating a prospectus for a third-year Spanish textbook

Alecia Thiele
To attend the American Physical Therapy Association NEXT Conference in National Harbor, MD as a chosen delegate for the Education Section of the American Physical Therapy Association

FACULTY EMERITI

  • Abdul K. Sinno, Ph.D., Professor of Communication

 RETIREMENTS   

  • Bob Humke, Security Officer
  • John Swanton, Director of Safety and Security
  • Samir Towfic, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Computer Science

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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  • Summer School 2015
  • Clarke Academy Summer Camps and Academies
  • Commencement 2015