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 2014, the Association disbursed 26 awards and $84,000 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. In fact, this year the Alumni Association was able to fund more awards in 2014 because more alumni, faculty and staff are “riding with Pack Pride” than ever before. 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 2014 winners are:

Alumni Association Distinguished Undergraduate Professors 2014 (receive $4,000 each)
Aram Attarian | Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management | College of Natural Resources
James W. Brown | Department of Biological Sciences | College of Sciences Profile »
D. Troy Case | Department of Sociology and Anthropology | College of Humanities and Social Sciences Profile »
Karen F. Hollebrands | Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education | College of Education Profile »
Paul W. Mulvey | Department of Management, Innovation and Entrepreneurship | Poole College of Management
Melissa A. Pasquinelli | Department Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science | College of Textiles
Dennis J. Werner | Department of Horticulture Science | College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Profile »

Alumni Association Distinguished Graduate Professors 2014 (receive $4,000 each)
Audrey J. Jaeger | Department of Leadership Policy and Adult and Higher Education | College of Education Profile »
Gail Jones  ’87 PHD | Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education | College of Education Profile »
Abdel-Fattah M. Seyam ’85 PHD | Department of Textile and Apparel Technology and Management | College of Textiles Profile »
Wilton Barnhardt | Department of English | College of Humanities and Social Sciences More »

Alumni Association Outstanding Research Awards 2014 (receive $4,000 each)
Y. Richard Kim | Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering | College of Engineering
M. Christine McGahan | Department of Molecular Biomedical Sciences | College of Veterinary Medicine
Justin Schwartz | Department of Materials Science and Engineering | College of Engineering
Alex Smirnov | Department of Chemistry | College of Sciences

Alumni Association Outstanding Extension and Outreach Awards 2014 (receive $4,000 each)
Glen W. Almond ’88 PHD | Department of Population Health and Pathobiology | College of Veterinary Medicine
Laurel A. Degernes | Department of Clinical Sciences | College of Veterinary Medicine
Gail Jones ’87 PHD | Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education | College of Education Profile »
Steven P. Washburn | Department of Animal Science | College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Alumni Association Outstanding Teacher Awards 2014 (receive $1,000 each)
Gary D. Beckman | Department of Music | Division of Academic and Student Affairs
Kimberly A. Bush | Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management | College of Natural Resources Profile »
Alina N. Duca | Department of Mathematics | College of Sciences Profile »
James L. Flowers | Department of Agricultural and Extension Education | College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Andrew A. Fox | Department of Landscape Architecture | College of Design
Hollylynne S. Lee | Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education | College of Education Profile »
Susanna M. Lee | Department of History | College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Lori M. Petrovich | Department of Chemistry | College of Sciences Profile »
 

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Faculty Awards Ceremony 2014 »
Faculty Awards Ceremony 2013 »
Faculty Awards Ceremony 2012 »
Faculty Awards Ceremony 2011 »

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