Faculty & Staff

2013-14 Faculty and Staff Award Winners

Robert (Tino) SonoraFeatured Scholar

Dr. Robert J. “Tino” Sonora, Associate Professor of Economics
For Associate Professor of Economics Dr. Tino Sonora, the 2013-14 Fort Lewis College Featured Scholar, the study of economics is sometimes complicated, but also deeply interesting and, yes, even fun. Choices made, even a world away, can have ripple effects across the globe, felt right to our doorsteps. Understanding the effects of choices is what drives Dr. Sonora.

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Kelly JenksNew Faculty Teaching Award

Dr. Kelly Jenks, Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Some might think that we already know pretty much all there is to know about the past, especially the history of this country. Assistant Professor of Anthropology Dr. Kelly Jenks, however, always felt that there was more to history than what she was taught growing up. From an early age, the 2014-15 Fort Lewis College New Faculty Teaching Award winner felt the need to study the past, particularly that of the Southwest, in order to help others learn about their heritage and gain a new and deeper perspective on the world.

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Marcy JungAchievement Award

Dr. Marcelyn B. Jung, Associate Professor of Exercise Science and Gender & Women’s Studies
Associate Professor of Exercise Science and Gender & Women’s Studies Dr. Marcy Jung’s career at Fort Lewis College is filled with impressive achievements. From the 1988 FLC Volleyball team she coached being inducted into the FLC Athletic Hall of Fame to years spent working on campus wellness initiatives to offering the Commencement invocation each year. It’s accomplishments like these that earned her the 2014-15 Fort Lewis College Achievement Award.

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Kenny MillerAlice Admire Outstanding Teaching Award

Dr. Kenny Miller, Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Fort Lewis College Assistant Professor of Chemistry Dr. Kenny Miller, the 2014-15 Alice Admire Outstanding Teaching Award winner, had options as to where he wanted to teach, but he chose a small undergraduate school like Fort Lewis College because he felt he could have the most impact on his students here.

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Kami Parrish LarsonOutstanding Staff Award

Ms. Kami Parrish-Larson, Biology Lab Coordinator
Hands-on learning and research are so important to students at Fort Lewis College, and those opportunities wouldn’t happen as well as they do without Biology Lab Coordinator Kami Parrish-Larson. She does everything from prepping freshman labs to helping senior seminar students find and use lab and field equipment. It’s a ton of work, but it’s something Ms. Parrish-Larson particularly enjoys.

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