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Provost's Wednesday Briefing for March 28, 2018

Esther Gunel Receives Exceptional Service Award from the Michigan Association of International Educators

Esther Gunel was recently awarded the 2018 David D. Horner Award for Exceptional Service by the Michigan Association of International Educators (MAIE) at its March state conference. This is the highest award given by the MAIE. Candidates are to have at least 10 years of experience in the field with five years of experience while in Michigan. Additionally, the person must exhibit service to the state, such as serving on or in support of the MAFSA/MAIE team, mentoring or otherwise serving as a resource to others in the field at the state, regional, or national level.

Congratulations to Esther on her work within the international community at EMU and beyond.

Distinguished Contributions Award Ceremony

Thank you to all who came out on March 21 to recognize and celebrate the achievements of our colleagues across the Division of Academic and Student Affairs.  We admire the great dedication and enthusiasm exhibited by our award winners.  What we choose to award is representative of who we are as an institution.  And you all, are fantastic representatives of this great place. Congratulations to all of our award winners!

Distinguished Achievement Recognition Award Winners

Student Engagement and Success 

Dawn Leighton, Secretary, Special Education
Michele Rich, Secretary, Student Affairs
Caroline Horste, Coordinator, Transfer Program
Esther Gunel, Director, Office of International Students


Mathew Mortier, Admissions
Lisa Lauterbach, Director, CAPS


Bin Ning, Executive Director, IRIM
Noel Dockett, secretary, marketing

Community Engagement and Service 

Norbert Vance, Astronomy
Lolita Cummings Carson, Professor, Public Relations
Kim Rankins, Secretary, Upward Bound 

Excellent Teachers Engaging Alumni Award

Tana Bridge, Professor, Social Work 

2017 Full-Time Lecturer Distinguished Teaching Award

Alissa Delong, CHHS, Health Promotion and Human Performance, Human Anatomy

2017 Part-Time Lecturer Distinguished Teaching Awards

Sharon Nelson, Psychology
Sharon Vance, Chemistry
Susan Schanne, Management
Andrea Workman, Running Science

2017 Ronald W. Collins Distinguished Faculty Award Winners

Teaching I: Eric Acton, Linguistics
Teaching II: Ethan Lowenstein, Teacher Education
Research I: Sarah Shea, Social Work
Research II: Anne Casper, Biology
Creative Activity: Brandon Johnson, Music (vocal)
Service: Perry Francis, Counseling, Coordinator, Counseling Training Clinic

Student Teachers Represent Eastern at Governor's Talent Teachers of Promise Program

Eastern’s College of Education (COE) student teachers Shira Starr and Danielle Mijnsbergen were selected to represent Eastern Michigan University at the Governor’s Talent Teachers of Promise program on Monday, March 12, 2018 at the Suburban Showplace in Novi, Michigan.  Students were nominated by university supervisors and invited to share their professional vision of themselves as teacher leaders. They were chosen among a cadre of outstanding student teachers for their commendable work thus far as student teacher candidates in the COE program, academic achievements, professional statements, and the high praise they received from their university supervisor. This program is supported by the The Network of Michigan Educators.

EMU Commission on Women Scholarship Application Deadline Extended

The EMU Commission on Women have extended the 2018-19 scholarship deadline to April 7, 2018.  This scholarship is intended for women in non-traditional majors or women who have had a break in education.  The application and more information can be found here.  The Commission would appreciate you sharing the information with your students.

Questions? Contact Stephanie Petsch at [email protected] or by calling 734.487.1056