Faculty and Staff Honored at Southwestern
05/10/2019 02:25 PM
Outstanding faculty and staff were recognized at Southwestern College. Six awards were presented Friday, April 26, for outstanding service to the college, and 28 employees were honored for years of service.
Presented were the Fassnacht Outstanding Administrator/Staff (Campus) Award to Sarah Hallinan, director of residence life; the Fassnacht Outstanding Administrator/Staff Award (Professional Studies) to Miranda Kober, academic success coach for Professional Studies; and the Fassnacht Outstanding Faculty Award to Michelle Boucher, associate professor of English.
Floyd and Ruth Fassnacht established the Outstanding Faculty and Outstanding Staff awards with an endowment gift in 1988. Floyd graduated from Southwestern College in 1929 with a degree in chemistry. Floyd began working for Phillips Petroleum in 1940 as a lab chemist. In 1948 he became chief chemist in charge of all plant products, and assisted in the development of aviation fuel for World War II. He retired from the company in 1973 as assistant superintendent of Phillips Kansas City Refinery. Floyd and Ruth were significant donors to the college during their lifetimes, also providing a major gift for construction of the Beech Science Center, naming the Fassnacht Research Laboratory. Floyd received the Southwestern College Alumni Recognition Award in 1997.
Additionally, the United Methodist Exemplary Teacher Award was presented to Sheryl Erickson, associate professor of education.
Dan Falk, dean of students at Southwestern College, presented the SGA faculty and staff citations during the ceremony. The staff citation was awarded to Anjaih Clemons, director of campus life. The faculty citation went to Tamara McEwen, associate professor of biology.
Awards for years of service were also presented for:
• 30 years: Sara Weinert
• 25 years: Terry Quiett, Dawn Pleas, Rodney Worsham
• 15 years: Melinda Current, Amber Good, Dennis Love, Misty Terrill
• 10 years: Lonnie Boyd, Matt O’Brien, Stephannie DeLong, Michael Farrell, Tad Humphrey
• 5 years: Shirley Baker, Whitney Corley, Todd DeMint, Jessica DeVader, Carolina Garbato, Anthony Gropper, Jason Haunschild, Molly Just, Steve Kramer, Becky Mangus, Amber Peterson, Miranda Priddy, Marjorie Snyder, Marcia Stoesz, and Linda Weippert.