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New ways to recognize faculty

Alumni Association creates two annual awards


The K-State Alumni Association is providing two $5,000 awards for K-State faculty this year made possible with funding from Ron and Rae Iman, Albuquerque, N.M.

K-State Alumni CenterThe Dr. Ron and Rae Iman Outstanding Faculty Award for Research will be awarded to a full-time K-State faculty member who has contributed significantly through research to improve the educational experience or whose research has had a significant effect on the faculty member's field of study.

The Dr. Ron and Rae Iman Outstanding Faculty Award for Teaching will be awarded to a full-time K-State faculty member and is designed to honor excellence in instruction, strong relationships with students inside and outside the classroom as well as scholarship and distinguished service to the university.

Both awards will be presented April 9 during a reception at the K-State Alumni Center.

Ron Iman earned his bachelor's degree in math education from K-State in 1962. He went on to earn a master's degree and a doctorate in statistics. He has been a life member of the K-State Alumni Association since 1963. He is a past member of the K-State Alumni Association board of directors, a KSU Foundation trustee and a member of the Arts and Sciences Advisory Council. He received the university's Arts and Sciences Distinguished Service Award in 1996.

"We are grateful to Ron and Rae for their generous commitment," said Amy Button Renz, president and CEO of the K-State Alumni Association. "Excellence in teaching and research is vitally important for a strong university, and the Alumni Association is so pleased to be able to honor outstanding K-State faculty members."

To download a nomination form and view a complete listing of the criteria for each award, visit Nominations are due to the K-State Alumni Association by Feb. 18. For more information, call 532-6260.