Annual Alumni Association Faculty Awards

Every year, the Alumni Association honors faculty who excel in the classroom, laboratory and in the field. This year, 26 faculty members received recognition during an awards ceremony designed to celebrate faculty dedication to NC State’s core values—teaching, research and extension.

During the last 40 years, the Alumni Association has developed its faculty awards program into one of the most prestigious in the country. In 2015, the Association disbursed 26 awards and $80,000 in recognition of NC State’s high achieving faculty. Faculty are nominated by their colleges and selected by a committee.

The funding support for these awards comes from the North Carolina license plate program. Every time an alumnus or alumna purchases a specialized NC State license plate, a portion of those dollars are returned to NC State to reward faculty. The Alumni Association is proud to use these dollars to honor hardworking faculty who create the ties that bind students to NC State for a lifetime and elicit their unending gratitude for an education that changed their lives.


The 2015 winners are:

Alumni Association Distinguished Undergraduate Professors ($4,000 each)
Jason N. Bocarro | Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management | College of Natural Resources
David B. Eggleston | Department of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences | College of Sciences
David W.W. Jones | Department of Agricultural and Extension Education | College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Chad V. Jordan ’05 PHD  | Department of Plant and Microbial Biology | College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
R. Lewis Sheats | Department of Management, Innovation and Entrepreneurship | Poole College of Management
David A. Zonderman | Department of History | College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Alumni Association Distinguished Graduate Professors ($4,000 each)
Stephen Michielsen | Department of Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science | College of Textiles
Richard J. Spontak | Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering | College of Engineering
Hien T. Tran | Department of Mathematics | College of Sciences
Butch Tsiatis | Department of Statistics | College of Sciences

Alumni Association Outstanding Research Awards ($4,000 each)
Rodolphe Barrangou ’00 MS, ’04 PHD | Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences | College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Munindar P. Singh | Department of Computer Science-Engineering | College of Engineering
Ralph C. Smith | Department of Mathematics | College of Sciences
R. Michael Young | Department of Computer Science-Engineering | College of Engineering

Alumni Association Outstanding Extension and Outreach Awards ($4,000 each)
Francis Lajara de los Reyes III | Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering | College of Engineering
Mary E. Haskett | Department of Psychology | College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Alumni Association Outstanding Teacher Awards ($1,000 each)
Autumn Belk | Department of Health and Exercise Studies | Division of Student Affairs
Chih-Hao Chang | Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering | College of Engineering
Laura I. Clarke | Department of Physics | College of Sciences
Gary L. Comstock | Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies | College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Valerie N. Faulkner ’94 MS, ’10 PHD| Department of Elementary Education | College of Education
Sarah S. Heckman ’04 BS, ’05 MS, ’09 PHD | Department of Computer Science-Engineering | College of Engineering
Jessica K. Jameson | Department of Communication | College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Sandy H. Kessler | Department of Public and International Affairs | College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Jane L. Lubischer | Department of Biological Sciences | College of Sciences
Paul D. Siciliano | Department of Animal Science | College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
 

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Past Recipients
Alumni Association Distinguished Undergraduate Professors
Alumni Association Distinguished Graduate Professors
Alumni Association Outstanding Research Awards
Alumni Association Outstanding Extension and Outreach Awards