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Six receive Faculty Awards for Excellence

Six members of Georgia Southern University’s faculty were recognized at the Fall 2007 Convocation Ceremony with awards for excellence in instruction, research and service.

The Faculty Award for Excellence in Contributions to Instruction recognizes contributions to the teaching-learning process at the institutional level. It was presented to Patricia Humphrey, an associate professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences; and Jeffrey Orvis, an associate professor in the Department of Chemistry.

The Faculty Award for Excellence in Research/Creative Scholarly Activity recognizes individuals who excel in their research efforts in addition to fulfilling full-time teaching responsibilities. It was presented to Sophie George, an associate professor in the Department of Biology; and Xiao-Jun Wang, a professor in the Department of Physics.

The Faculty Award for Excellence in Service recognizes faculty who use their academic disciplines to provide non-compensated assistance to the region as well as the academic community. It was presented to Michael Nielsen, a professor in the Department of Psychology; and Bruce Schulte, an associate professor in the Department of Biology.

Each recipient of the Faculty Award for Excellence is awarded a summer contract with the University to continue instructional, research or service activities and to develop a mechanism to share their expertise with faculty, staff and students.

During the course of the 2007-2008 academic year, each of the six award winners will present an on-campus lecture on a selected topic.

The Faculty Awards for Excellence were presented by University President Bruce Grube and Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Linda Bleicken on Wednesday, Aug. 8, in the Performing Arts Center

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