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Celebrating Excellence: UMKC Faculty and Staff Awards


Celebrating Excellence

February 15, 2010

At an all-University ceremony, faculty and staff were honored at “Celebrating Excellence,” an awards ceremony held February 15 at Spencer Theatre in the James C. Olson Performing Arts Center. Provost Gail Hackett, along with Chancellor Leo Morton, UM System President Gary Forsee and several other university representatives, presented 20 awards recognizing achievements in teaching, research, student success, diversity and community service.  

Nine of the 20 awards were presented for the first time at “Celebrating Excellence,” which is slated to become an annual February event. Two of these new awards have been designated among UMKC’s highest honors for achievement: Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching and Chancellor’s Award for Career Contributions to the University.

2010 Award Winners

Staff Awards

Eve McGee

Human Resources Campus Collaboration Staff Award
Eve McGee
Social Worker
School of Nursing

Tim Quinn

Student Affairs Student
Mentor Award

Tim Quinn
Senior Research Assistant
School of Medicine

Chancellor’s Education
First Staff Award

Nancy Bahner
Administrative Associate II
School of Pharmacy


Staff Council Governing Board Award
Bonnie Painter
2009 Awardee
Coordinator for Business Affairs
Center for Academic Development

Staff Council Governing Board Award
Jara Stewart
2010 Awardee
Office Support Staff IV
Continuing Education
College of Arts & Sciences

Adela Fleming

Chancellor’s True Unsung Hero Award
Adela Fleming
Manager of Student Services
School of Law


Teaching Awards

Elmer F. Pierson Outstanding Teaching Awards:

Law:
Jasmine
Abdel-khalik

Associate Professor
School of Law

Donna Deines

Dentistry:
Donna Deines

Associate Professor
School of Dentistry

Medicine:
David Bamberger
Professor
School of Medicine

Business:
Shad Dowlatshahi

Professor
Henry W. Bloch School of Business and Public Administration


Todor Gounev

Provost’s Award for Excellence in Teaching
Todor Gounev
Assistant Professor
Chemistry
College of Arts & Sciences

Tamera Murdock

Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Graduate Mentoring
Tamera Murdock
Professor and Chair
Psychology
College of Arts & Sciences

Andrew Granade

Chancellor’s Early Career Award for Excellence in Teaching
Andrew Granade
Assistant Professor
Conservatory of Music and Dance


Jerzy Wrobel

Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching
Jerzy Wrobel
Professor
Physics Department
College of Arts & Sciences

James Falls

Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching
James Falls
Associate Professor
History Department
College of Arts & Sciences

Cameron Lindsey

Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching
Cameron Lindsey
Associate Professor
School of Pharmacy


Research and Creative Activity Awards

Anthony Persechini

N.T. Veatch Award for Distinguished Research and Creative Activity

and Trustees Faculty Fellowship Award

Anthony Persechini Professor
School of Biological Sciences

Brian Geisbrecht

Trustees Faculty Scholar Award
Brian Geisbrecht
Assistant Professor
School of Biological Sciences


Service and Engagement Awards

Mary Kay Kisthardt

Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Community Engagement
Mary Kay Kisthardt
Professor
School of Law

Pellom McDaniels

Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Diversity
Pellom McDaniels
Assistant Professor
History Department, College of Arts & Sciences

Nancy Mills

Chancellor’s Award for Career Contributions to the University
Nancy Mills
Dean and Professor
School of Nursing
School of Dentistry