The 2019 Faculty & Staff Award winners have distinguished themselves in their teaching and service to the students of Fort Lewis College. Each winner will be acknowledged at the Employee Recognition Reception on April 29 at 3:30 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom.
Deborah Walker, Alice Admire Outstanding Teaching Award
Professor of Economics, School of Business Administration
The Alice Admire Outstanding Teaching Award recognizes excellence in classroom teaching that includes a demonstrated success in interpersonal relationships with students, showing genuine concern for their personal and social development along with their academic progress.
Callie Cole, Ginny Hutchins Teaching Award for New Faculty
Assistant Professor of Chemistry, School of Arts & Sciences
The Ginny Hutchins Teaching Award for New Faculty nominations are recommended by tenured faculty and must include input from students. Only teaching is considered for this award and criteria includes excellence in course development and delivery, excellence in student advising and mentoring, and creative, innovative endeavors or initiatives in instruction.
Marc Huber, Outstanding Staff Award
Assistant Director of Operations & Maintenance, Physical Plant Services
The Outstanding Staff Award is awarded to any classified or exempt staff member who has performed service during each of the past three years. This award considers excellence in the performance of duties; successful interpersonal relationships with the public, peers and supervisors; sincere concern in developing and progressing to performance that is outstanding; contributions to the growth and development of Fort Lewis College as an institute of higher learning; and demonstrated commitment to college and/or community service.
Jim Dickson, Kathy Wellborn Outstanding Teaching Award
Chemistry Lecturer, School of Arts & Sciences
The Kathy Wellborn Outstanding Teaching Award recognizes non-tenure track faculty and their contributions to the College as lecturers and part-time instructors for multiple semesters. This award is named in honor of Kathy Wellborn, a long-time instructor in the Transitional Studies and First-year Math Programs from 1981 to 2015, who epitomized exemplary teaching and mentoring of students.
Dawn Mulhern, Achievement Award
Chair and Professor of Anthropology, School of Arts & Sciences
The Achievement Award is given to a faculty, staff, or administrator with a superior record of competence, resourcefulness, and dedication; noteworthy involvement in activities that serve to advance academic, athletic, intercultural, Honors, or intramural programs; evidence of creative achievement, significant research, technical training, or professional growth; significant, innovative work that has broadened the College’s service to the students and community; and demonstrated leadership in education, social and professional programs.
Rick Gore, Roger Peters Distinguished Professor Award
Professor of Accounting, School of Business Administration
The Roger Peters Distinguished Professor Award was created in 2008 to honor Dr. Peter’s long and productive career of scholarly achievement and exemplary service. Dr. Peter’s was an active scholar throughout his career who also maintained a commendable record of service. The recipient of this award is, likewise, honored for their excellence in all facets of their career – teaching, scholarship, and service. This award represents the best levels of achievement in our faculty: excitement and enthusiasm for one’s pedagogical philosophy; theory and practice both in and out of the classroom; extensive service and leadership to students, colleagues, and the community. This award honors a career culmination.