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Students, Faculty Recognized at Founders' Day

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Congratulations to our Founders' Day student and faculty members who were recognized at this morning's Founders' Day Ceremony!  Also see UCF Today's coverage.

• Dr. Thomas Bryer, Associate Professor of Public Administration, Director of the Center for Public and Nonprofit Management

Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching
• Dr. Claire Knox, Assistant Professor of Public Administration
Excellence in Graduate Teaching
• Dr. Shawn Lawrence, Associate Professor of Social Work
Excellence in Research
• Dr. Christopher Hawkins, Assistant Professor of Public Administration
Excellence in Professional Service
• Dr. Anthony Kong, Associate Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders

• Ms. Jessica Sirianni, Legal Studies and Finance Major

• Mr. Vaughn Glinton, Jr., Legal Studies Major (Directed by Dr. Jim Beckman)

20-Year Service Awardees
• Dr. Ana Leon, Professor of Social Work
• Dr. Karol Lucken, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice
• Dr. Jack Ryalls, Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders
• Dr. Joseph Sanborn, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice
• Dr. Martine Vanryckeghem, Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders
30-Year Service Awardees
• Dr. Wendell Lawther, Associate Professor of Public Administration 

• Dr. Eileen Abel, Social Work (2013)
• Dr. James Flagg, Legal Studies (2013)
• Dr. Aaron Liberman, Health Management and Informatics (2013)
• Dr. Chad (William C.) Nye, Communication Sciences and Disorders (2013)
• Ms. Sharon Douglass, Health Management and Informatics (2013)
• Dr. Peter Colby, Public Administration (2014)
• Dr. Myron Fottler, Health Management and Informatics (2014)
• Ms. Carla Parsons, Communication Sciences and Disorders (2014)

• Dr. Aaron Liberman, Professor Emeritus of Health Management and Informatics


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