Faculty Award and Recognition

Recognition of faculty endeavor and achievement has always been a priority of the university and duly notes the contributions made by faculty in support of enhanced scholastic opportunities and engaged development of the region.

In 2003, the Faculty Recognition Banquet was initiated to reflect on and celebrate many of the outstanding accomplishments of Murray State Faculty. Dr. Terry Strieter, Faculty Regent, and Dr. Gary Brockway, Provost, worked with Mr. Jim Carter and Dr. Don Robertson, Vice Presidents, to transition the official acknowledgement of various faculty accolades to a single university event. The Faculty Recognition Banquet has become an Murray State tradition supported by alumni, faculty, and students. The following awards sponsored by Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, and the Murray State Alumni Association are acknowledged at the annual event held the third Thursday of April during the campus’s Scholars Week celebration.

Faculty Award and Recognition

Distinguished Professor Award

This recognition is awarded by the Murray State University Alumni Association. Established in 1964, the award recognizes teaching excellence and classroom performance, professional activity, and service to the University. Read more...

 

1964 C.S. Lowry
1965 Liza Spann
1966 Max Carman
1967 Walter Blackburn
1968 Evelyn Linn Allbritten
1969 Robert Baar
1970 William Taylor
1971 Karl Hussung
1972 E.B. Howton
1973 Rubie E. Smith
1974 Robert F. Alsup
1975 Richard Farrell
1976 Rex E. Alexander
1977 John C. Winter
1978 Frances E. Brown
1979 Robert L. Hendon
1980 George N. Britt, Jr.
1981 Robert W. Head
1982 Howard Giles
1983 Charles Homra
1984 Harold Eversmeyer
1985 John Thompson
1986 Howell R. Clark
1987 Ray Mofield
1988 Harvey L. Elder
1989 Charles G. Smith
1990 Robert H. McGaughey III
1991 Thomas I. Miller
1992 Chad Stewart
1993 Gene J. Garfield
1994 Suzanne M. Keeslar
1995 Farouk F. Umar
1996 Vernon Gantt
1997 Rose Bogal-Allbritten
1998 Frank Julian
1999 Mark Malinauskas
   
2000 Bonnie Higginson
2001 Kenneth Wolf
2002 J. Milton Grimes
2003 Janice Hooks
2004 J. David Earnest
2005 Stephen Cobb
2006 Celia Wall
2007 Bonnie McNeely
2008 David Kraemer
2009 Charlotte Beahan
2010 John Fannin
2011 J. Ricky Cox
2012 Steve Jones
2013 Patrick Williams
2014 Don Chamberlain
2015 Winfield Rose
2016 Daniel Wann
2017 John Dressler
2018 Susan Edington
2019 Steve Lacewell
2020 David Ferguson
2021 William DeWees

Murray State Alumni Association Distinguished Researcher Award

Each year, the Research Policy Committee selects recipients of the Murray State Alumni Association Distinguished Researcher Award, which is intended to recognize excellence in research and reflects the significance of faculty research to the educational environment at Murray State University. The Distinguished Researcher receives a $1000 cash award, and the researcher’s name is engraved on the Murray State Alumni Association Distinguished Research Award plaque located in the Murray State Alumni Center.   Read more...

Murray State Alumni Association Emerging Scholar Award

Each year, the Research Policy Committee  selects two recipients of the Murray State Alumni Association Emerging Scholar Award. This award recognizes superior research, scholarly, or creative work conducted by Murray State University faculty members who are in the early phase of their careers and who show professional promise. Significant achievements associated with the nomineeʼs work should have been realized while the nominee has held a faculty position at the University. Two prizes will be awarded: one in the area of science, technology and mathematics, the second in the area of the arts, literature, humanities, and social sciences. Each Emerging Scholar receives a $500 cash award, and the researcher’s name is engraved on the Murray State Alumni Association Emerging Scholar Award plaque located in the Murray State Alumni Center.

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Presidential Research Award

This award is juried by the Research Policy Committee. This highly competitive award is presented in even years to a full-time faculty, professional staff, or administrative faculty engaged in research, scholarship, or creative activity that results in a significant contribution to their professional field.  More information...

 

Distinguished Mentor Award

The Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs presents the Distinguished Mentor Award to recognize the considerable efforts and accomplishments of a full-time faculty member who serves as an effective and motivational teacher, advocate, sponsor, and role model to students. Recipients are acknowledged on a permanent plaque in the Office of the Provost, 333 Wells Hall.

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Board of Regents Teaching Excellence Awards

The Board of Regents Teaching Excellence Awards have been instituted as an annual effort by the Murray State Board of Regents to honor faculty members who, in the judgment of peers, deserve recognition as exemplary teachers. The recipients receive a bound certificate signed by the Board Chair and University President and an $1000 monetary award. Plaques of award recipients are hung in Heritage Hall.

Past Awardees

2020-

2020 Amanda Grossman
2020 Christina Grant
2020 Carrie Jerrell
2020 Marc Polizzi
2020 Marcie Venter
2020 David Wilbanks
2020 Barbie Papajeski
2020 Tonia Mailow
   
2021 Patty Parish
2021 Justin Brogan
2021 Jie Wu
2021 Diane Nititham
2021 Laura Sullivan-Beckers
2021 Kevin Revell
2021 Donald Adongo
2021 David Ferguson
   

2010-2019

2010 Robert Donnelly
2010 Mardis Dunham
2010 Reika Ebert
2010 Kelly Kleinhans
2010 O.L. Robertson
2010 Eric Swisher
2010 Lou Tillson
   
2011 James Hereford
2011 Leigh Johnson 
2011 David Pizzo
2011 Barbara Washington
2011 Tracey Wortham
2011 Saihua Xia
2011 Edmund Zimmerer
   
2012 Barbara Cobb
2012 Larry Guin
2012 Iin Handayani
2012 Daniel Johnson
2012 Barbara Kearney
2012 Lynn Patterson
2012 Paula Waddill
2012 Brenda Wilson
   
2013 Katherine Farmer
2013 Lissa Graham
2013 Sharon Hart
2013 Lara Homsey
2013 Dale Leys
2013 Jeanetta Riley
2013 Holly Rudolph
2013 Timothy Schroeder
   
2014 James McCoy
2014 Robert Pilgrim
2014 Ajay Das
2014 Daniel Hepworth
2014 Cynthia Barnett
2014 Michael D'Ambrosio
2014 Rudy Ottway
2014 Alyx Shultz
   
2015 Glynn Mangold
2015 Mi-Hwa Park
2015 Christopher Mitchell
2015 Daniel Wann
2015 Michael Flinn
2015 Kevin Miller
2015 Nancy Armstrong
   
2016 Heath Keller
2016 Jeffrey Wylie
2016 Jana Hackathorn
2016 Danielle Nielsen
2016 David Fender
2016 Christopher Mecklin
2016 Elizabeth Price
   
2017 Mickey Miller
2017 Rebecca Pender Baum
2017 Andrew Black
2017 Matthew Crider
2017 Traci Byrd
2017 Christopher Trzepacz
2017 Michelle Santiago
   
2018 Frances Smith
2018 Brian Bourke
2018 Deborah Bell
2018 Yoko Hatakeyama
2018 Rebecca Williams
2018 Elizabeth Donovan
2018 Sterling Wright
2018 Shea Porr
   
2019 Crystal Coel
2019 Katherine Hancock
2019 Michael Bordieri
2019 Aaron Irvin
2019 Yousif Abulhassan
2019 Michelle Casey
2019 Kathy Stanczyk
2019 Jeffrey Henry

2000-2009

2000 Harry Conley
2000 Dwayne Driskill
2000 Renae Duncan
2000 David Eldredge
2000 Jean Miller
2000 Camille Serre
   
2001 Margaret Boldt
2001 David Ferguson
2001 Yoko Hatakeyama
2001 John Homa
2001 John McLaren
2001 Edward Owuso-Ansah
2001 Jo Robertson
   
2002 Bradley L. Almquist
2002 M. Thomas Lough
2002 Wade A. Northington
2002 Michael B. Perlow
2002 Holly S. Rudolph
2002 Edward L. Thome
   
2003 T. Wayne Beasley
2003 Renee W. Campoy
2003 Betty Driver
2003 David L. Fender
2003 V. Lynn Leasure
2003 Paul Sasso
2003 Howard Whiteman
   
2004 J. Duane Bolin
2004 Kenneth Bowman
2004 Laura Dawkins
2004 K. Renee Fister
2004 C. Jeff Frame
2004 Arlene Hall
2004 H. Allen White
   
2005 J. Ricky Cox
2005 Laura Ewald
2005 Larry Guin
2005 William Mulligan
2005 Ivan Pulinkala
2005 Virginia Richerson
2005 Matthew Wiggins
   
2006 David Durr
2006 Susan Edington
2006 Marcie Johnson 
2006 Dana Manley
2006 Alysia Ritter
2006 James Rogers
2006 Patrick Williams
   
2007 David Eaton
2007 Claire Fuller
2007 David Gibson
2007 Eileen Mason
2007 Pam Matlock
2007 Ann Neelon
2007 Peggy Schrock
   
2008 Kevin Binfield
2008 John Dressler
2008 Bertus Ferreira
2008 Terry McCreary
2008 Thomas Miller
2008 William Payne
2008 Mary Lou Yeatts
   
2009 Linda Bartnik
2009 Randall Black
2009 Traci Byrd
2009 Jacqueline Hansen
2009 Jeffrey Osborne
2009 Kelly Pearson
2009 Robert Valentine

1990-1999

1990 Louis M. Beyer
1990 Marilyn Condon
1990 Suzanne M. Keeslar
1990 Robert A. Seay
1990 Bert A. Siebold
1990 Jerry B. Speight
   
1991 Stephen B. Brown
1991 C. Dwayne Driskill
1991 Tharon M. Kirk
1991 Hughie G. Lawson
1991 J. Kenneth Purcell
1991 Clyde T. Stambaugh
   
1992 Luis A. Bartolucci
1992 John F. Dillon
1992 Larry D. Guin
1992 Bonnie Higginson
1992 Joel L. Royalty
1992 William Whitaker
   
1993 John H. Adams
1993 Joseph A. Baust Sr 
1993 Steven C. Bishop 
1993 Terry D. Canerdy
1993 Susan K. Dunman
1993 Hamid R. Kobraei
1993 Virginia Richerson
   
1994 Barry T. Brown
1994 Sally A. DuFord
1994 Moira A. Fallon
1994 Vernon W. Gantt
1994 Cynthia E. Rebar
1994 Wallace J. Swan
   
1995 Bill E. Burnley
1995 Fred H. Cornelius
1995 James D. Davis
1995 Clifton T. Jones
1995 Richard J. Scott
1995 Richard H. Usher
   
1996 Oleta Burkeen
1996 Gene Garfield
1996 Michael Moode
1996 Lou Tillson
1996 Kathryn Timmons
1996 Kenneth Wolf
   
1997 Janet Brewer
1997 Margaret Brown
1997 Jo-Ann Hammons
1997 William E. Maddox
1997 James Rudolph
1997 Peggy Schrock
1997 John A. Thompson
   
1998 Linda Bouck
1998 Terry Derting
1998 J. Milton Grimes
1998 Martin Jacobs
1998 Martin Milkman
1998 Fred Shepard
   
1999 Dan Brown
1999 O. Ted Brown
1999 Bonnie McNeely
1999 Elizabeth Powell
1999 John Steffa
1999 Yvonne Stephens

1985-1989

1985 M. Sue Brown
1985 John Faughn
1985 Janice Hooks 
1985 Karl F. Hussung
1985 Andrew C. Kellie
1985 W. Ray Mofield
   
1986 Charlotte Beahan
1986 James Biggs
1986 Harold Eversmeyer
1986 James Frank
1986 Eugene Schanbacher
1986 Philip Tibbs
   
1987 Allan L. Beane
1987 George N. Britt Jr.
1987 Bennie L. Cooper
1987 Vernon W. Gantt
1987 Julie H. Lovins
1987 Farouk F. Umar
   
1988 Eddie R. Adams
1988 Jeanette Furches
1988 Dieter Jedan
1988 “Buddy” Krizan
1988 Sam H. Minner
1988 Charles G. Snead
   
1989 Rose Bogal-Allbritten
1989 Raymond L. Conklin
1989 Charles H. Hulick 
1989 Thomas C. Kind
1989 David G. Kraemer
1989 James P. McCoy
1989 Yushin Yoo
 
 

ODK Faculty Advisor of the Year

The Offices of Student Affairs, the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Omicron Delta Kappa, The National Leadership Honor Society, developed this award to honor the impact that strong academic advisors can have on college students. This award selected by ODK members recognizes one faculty advisor who has gone above and beyond his/her job requirements to serve as an Outstanding Faculty Advisor. A plaque is hung in the Office of Student Affairs, 425 Wells Hall.