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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.

UCF REACH FOR THE STARS RESEARCH AWARD (Inaugural)
• Dr. Thomas Bryer, Associate Professor of Public Administration, Director of the Center for Public and Nonprofit Management

COLLEGE EXCELLENCE AWARDS
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

FOUNDERS' DAY STUDENT
• Ms. Jessica Sirianni, Legal Studies and Finance Major

RUNNER-UP, OUTSTANDING THESIS AWARD
• Mr. Vaughn Glinton, Jr., Legal Studies Major (Directed by Dr. Jim Beckman)

RECOGNITION OF SERVICE TO THE UNIVERSITY
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 

NEW RETIREES
• 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)

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

 

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