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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Mar 7, 2011    #036
Contact: Wandra Brooks Green
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UMKC recognizes extraordinary work and talent

Twenty-one faculty and staff to be honored for outstanding achievements

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) is set to honor 21 faculty and staff for their outstanding achievements in research and creative activity, teaching, student mentoring, service and engagement. The 2nd annual event - Celebrating Excellence - will take place from 3:00-5:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 8 at Pierson Auditorium, 5000 Holmes.

"Celebrating Excellence showcases extraordinary individuals in the classroom and on campus who have been recognized by their peers for their exceptional work and talent," said Gail Hackett, Ph.D., executive vice chancellor and provost. "These individuals are representative of the great work that goes on in every academic unit and division across our campus."

Staff Awards:

Nancy Bahner, Administrative Associate II, School of Pharmacy, Human Resources Campus Collaboration Staff Award

Gail Metcalf Schartel, Certification and Data Manager, School of Education, Chancellor's Education First Staff Award

Heidi Updike, Administrative Assistant, Department of Philosophy, College of Arts and Sciences, Chancellor's True Unsung Hero Staff Award

Krista Young, Procurement Administrator, UM Procurement Operations, Staff Council Governing Board Award

Leah Wilder, Academic Advisor, School of Nursing, Student Affairs Student Mentor Staff Award

Teaching Awards:

Jerzy Wrobel, Physics Department, College of Arts and Sciences, Missouri Governor's Award for Excellence in Teaching

Jennifer Lundgren, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences, Chancellor's Early Career Award for Excellence in Teaching

Nancy Levit, Curators Professor and Edward D. Ellison Professor of Law, School of Law, Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching

G. Sullivan Read, Professor of Cell Biology & Biophysics, School of Biological Sciences, Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Graduate Mentoring

Richard Delaware, Associate Teaching Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, College of Arts and Sciences, Provost's Award for Excellence in Teaching

Christopher Hoyt, Professor of Law, School of Law, Elmer F. Pierson Good Teaching Award - Law

John Bellome, Director of Undergraduate Oral Surgery, School of Dentistry, Elmer F. Pierson Good Teaching Award - Dentistry

Alan Salkind, Professor of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, Elmer F. Pierson Good Teaching Award - Medicine

Pamela Roffol Dobies, Instructor, Henry W. Bloch School of Management, Elmer F. Pierson Good Teaching Award - Business

Research Awards:

Kathy Goggin, Professor of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences, N.T. Veatch Award for Distinguished Research and Creative Activity

Kathy Goggin, Professor, Professor of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences, UMKC Trustees Faculty Fellowship Award

Alexander Idnurm, Assistant Professor of Cell Biology & Biophysics, School of Biological Sciences, UMKC Trustees Faculty Scholar Award

Jared Bruce, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences, UMKC Trustees Faculty Scholar Award

Service and Engagement Awards:

Gloria Tibbs, Information Commons and Instruction Librarian, University Libraries' Diversity Liaison, University Libraries, Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Diversity

Student National Dental Association/Hispanic Student Dental Association, Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Diversity

Bill Eckhardt, Teaching Professor of Law, School of Law, Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Community Engagement

Steven Krantz, Associate Professor of Nursing, School of Nursing, Chancellor's Award for Career Contributions to the University

The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), one of four University of Missouri campuses, is a public university serving more than 15,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. UMKC engages with the community and economy based on a four-part mission: life and health sciences; visual and performing arts; urban issues and education; and a vibrant learning and campus life experience. For more information about UMKC, visit www.umkc.edu. You can also find us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and watch us on YouTube.

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