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News release prepared by: Katie Mayes, 785-532-6415,

Monday, May 18, 2009


MANHATTAN -- Several colleges at Kansas State University are recognizing faculty for excellence in teaching, service, research or advising.

The College of Agriculture recognized five faculty members with excellence in teaching and advising for the fall and spring semesters. Andrew Barkley, professor of agricultural economics, and Timothy Rozell, associate professor of animal sciences and industry, have been named the outstanding agriculture faculty for the fall 2008 semester, with Richard Baker, associate professor of communications, and Jeff Whitworth, assistant professor of entomology, recognized as the outstanding agriculture faculty for the spring 2009 semester. Michael Boland, professor of agricultural economics, was named the College of Agriculture's outstanding academic adviser. The college also awarded the David J. Mugler Outstanding Teaching Award to Steve Harbstreit, associate professor of agriculture education.

The College of Architecture, Planning and Design presented its Distinguished Service Award to M. Duane Nellis, K-State provost and senior vice president, and Jonathan Kemper, chairman and chief executive officer of Commerce Bank, Kansas City, Mo., and a K-State supporter. Katie Kingery-Page, assistant professor of landscape architecture, is the recipient of the college's Wayne Hunt McElwee Faculty Teaching Award.

The College of Arts and Sciences presented its 2009 William L. Stamey Teaching Excellence Awards to Daniel Kuester, assistant professor of economics; Amy Lara, assistant professor of philosophy; Kendra McLauchlan, assistant professor of geography; Sumanth Reddy, graduate teaching assistant in geography; and Lisa Tatonetti, assistant professor of English. Kent Kerby, coordinator of advising in the Division of Biology, received the 2009 William L. Stamey Advising Excellence Award.

The College of Business Administration has awarded its Ralph E. Reitz Outstanding Teaching Award to Rodney Vogt, instructor of accounting, while the Kansas State Bank Outstanding Advising Award has been presented to Scott Hendrix, instructor of finance and adviser to the Student Finance Association.

The College of Education recognized David Griffin Sr., associate professor of secondary education and assistant dean, with the Faculty Excellence in Service Award. The recipient of the college's Faculty Excellence in Research/Creative Activities Award is Gail Shroyer, professor of elementary education.

The College of Education's Dan and Cheryl Yunk Excellence in Educational Administration award has been presented to Larry Dixon, a three-time alumnus of K-State. Dixon, the Innovation in Schools and Community liaison/consultant with USD 475 Geary County, has a bachelor's degree in business education, a master's in curriculum and instruction, and a doctorate in school administration, all from K-State.

The College of Human Ecology's Dawley-Scholar Award for Faculty Excellence in Student Development has been presented to Weiqun "George" Wang, associate professor of human nutrition. Delores Chambers, director of the Sensory Analysis Center and associate professor of human nutrition, has received the college's Faculty Research Excellence Award.

Eric Shappee, associate professor of aviation, is the recipient of K-State at Salina's Marchbanks Memorial Award for Teaching Excellence, while Jung Oh, associate professor of arts, sciences and business, has been recognized with the college's Rex and Jean McArthur Family Faculty Fellow Award.

The College of Veterinary Medicine's Carl J. Norden Distinguished Teacher Award recipient is Emily Klocke, clinical assistant professor of small animal surgery, and the college's Pfizer Animal Health Award for Research Excellence has been presented to David Renter, assistant professor of veterinary epidemiology.