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Faculty and Staff Honored by CoS

02-20-2008

The College of Science (CoS) recognized outstanding faculty and staff members from each department during the second annual CoS Faculty and Staff Recognition Luncheon. The luncheon was held on February 6, 2008 in the Faculty Drawing Room in the Purdue Memorial Union. Dean Jeffrey Vitter was proud to "carry on this tradition of honoring and highlighting the extra special efforts and achievements of our colleagues."

Faculty awards given included the Undergraduate Advising Award, Graduate Student Mentoring Award, Engagement Award, Leadership Award, and Interdisciplinary Award. Staff awards included the Leadership Award, Professional Achievement Award, and the Customer Service Award. CS awardees were:

Leadership Award

Kihong Park, Associate Professor

This award recognizes Prof. Park's excellence in faculty leadership which has improved the environment for faculty, staff, and students. Prof. Park was unable to attend the luncheon, and is not pictured.

Cristina Nita-Rotaru

Undergraduate Advising Faculty Award

Cristina Nita-Rotaru, Assistant Professor

Prof. Nita-Rotaru received this honor by effectively nurturing the professional and personal growth of undergraduate students. Pictured: Dean Vitter, Prof. Nita-Rotaru, and Prof. Mathur.

Ninghui Li

Graduate Student Mentoring Faculty Award

Ninghui Li, Assistant Professor

Prof. Li was awarded with this recognition for his nurturing of the professional and personal growth of graduate students. Pictured: Dean Vitter, Prof. Li, and Prof. Mathur.

Walid Aref

Interdisciplinary Faculty Award

Walid Aref, Professor

Prof. Aref was recognized with this award for his interdisciplinary efforts in the College of Science. Pictured: Dean Vitter, Prof. Aref, and Prof. Mathur.

Daniel Aliaga, Xavier Tricoche, Chis Hoffmann

Engagement Faculty Award

Chris Hoffmann, Professor and Director of the Rosen Center
Voicu Popescu, Associate Professor
Xavier Tricoche, Assistant Professor
Elisha Sacks, Professor
Daniel Aliaga, Assistant Professor

The innovation and impact of the Graphics group's engagement activities exhibited their excellence in this category. Pictured: Dean Vitter, Prof. Aliaga, Prof. Tricoche, Prof. Hoffmann, and Prof. Mathur. Professor Popescu and Sacks were unable to attend the luncheon, and are not pictured.

Jean Jackson

Leadership Staff Award

Jean Jackson, Manager of Corporate Relations

Ms. Jackson received this award for her ability to demonstrate initiative, innovation, and providing leadership within the department. Pictured: Dean Vitter, Ms. Jackson, and Prof. Mathur.

Mindy Hart

Professional Achievement Staff Award

Mindy Hart, Outreach Coordinator

Ms. Hart received this honor for serving as a role model for other staff by consistently performing her assigned duties at an exceptional level. Pictured: Dean Vitter, Ms. Hart, and Prof. Mathur.

Patti Minniear

Customer Service Staff Award

Patti Minniear, Copy Center Operator

Ms Minniear was recognized for exhibiting a consistent pattern of congenial behavior to all contacts and treating others with respect. Pictured: Dean Vitter, Ms. Minniear, and Prof. Mathur.

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