Awards and Recognitions

Outstanding Contributions to Interdisciplinarity

This award recognizes a colleague who has made a sustained contribution to interdisciplinary teaching, scholarship, curriculum development, programs and/or activities. 

The winner of the 2022 Outstanding Contributions to Interdisciplinarity Award is Dr. Heather Khan Welsh, Professor in the Department of Geography & Geology. 

Previous recipients of this award are:

  • 2021 Renée Lajiness-O'Neill
  • 2020 Marty Shichtman
  • 2019 Tom Kovacs 

Wanda J. Monks Staff Member of the Year

This award recognizes a staff member who has demonstrated outstanding work on behalf of the college and/or unit therein, whether through dedicated performance over a period of time or through work performed on behalf of a project or initiative. The award honors the legacy of Wanda J. Monks for her distinguished 44-year career serving multiple units across the University, and, most notably, her resolute dedication to strengthening and advancing the mission and operations of the College of Arts & Sciences. 

The winner of the 2022 Wanda J. Monks Staff Member of the Year Award is Ila Grant, Account Specialist in the School of Music and Dance.

The inaugural recipient of this award in 2021 was Tracey Grant.

Distinguished Service Award

The inaugural recipient of this award for 2021 was Steve Martin.

University-wide Awards

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