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K-State Today

October 27, 2015



Honorees of the Women of Distinction Recognition Ceremony

By Tawny Ochs

On Sept. 17, the K-State Office for the Advancement of Science and Engineering, or KAWSE, and the Women of K-State hosted the fourth annual Women of Distinction Recognition Ceremony in the K-State Student Union Ballroom. The ceremony recognized K-State women faculty for academic achievements, such as earning tenure and promotion, being promoted to full professor, or winning a universitywide award. Those individuals recognized received a lapel pin. The women honored were:

University Mentoring Awards:

Mary Cain, psychological sciences, College of Arts & Sciences — University Distinguished Faculty Award for the Mentoring of Undergraduate Students in Research.

University Teaching Award:

• Brianne Heidbreder, political science, College of Arts & Sciences — Presidential Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.

• Sarah Riforgiate, communication studies, College of Arts & Sciences — Presidential Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.

• Ashley Rhodes, biology, College of Arts & Sciences — Commerce Bank Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching.

• Laura Tietjen, curriculum and instruction, College of Education — Commerce Bank Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching.

Universitywide Awards:

• Gloria Holcombe, communications and agricultural education, College of Agriculture — Presidential Award for Excellence for Unclassified Professionals.

• Tanya McGee, student financial assistance — Presidential Award for Excellence for Unclassified Professionals.

• Briana Nelson Goff, family studies and human services, College of Human Ecology — K-State Excellence in Engagement Award.

• Mandy Wilson, communications and agricultural education, College of Agriculture — Classified Employee of the Year.

New associate professors:

• Lauri Baker, communication and agricultural education, College of Agriculture.
• Nora Bello, statistics, College of Arts & Sciences.
• Satoris Culbertson, management, College of Business Administration.
• Barbara DeSanto, journalism and mass communications, College of Arts & Sciences.
• Juan Du, statistics, College of Arts & Sciences.
• Amy Hageman, accounting, College of Business Administration.
• Katie Heinrich, kinesiology, College of Human Ecology.
• Mary Lynn Higginbotham, clinical sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine.
• D. Elizabeth Kiss, family studies and human services, College of Human Ecology.
• Kristin Mulready-Stone, history, College of Arts & Sciences.
• Mervi Pakaste, art, College of Arts & Sciences.
• Sarah Reznikoff, mathematics, College of Arts & Sciences.
• Kathrin Schrick, biology, College of Arts & Sciences.
• Melinda Stafford Markham, family studies and human services, College of Human Ecology.
• Katherine Stenske KuKanich, clinical sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine.
• Caroline Tushabe, women's studies, College of Arts & Sciences.
• Jennifer Vellenga, music, theatre, and dance, College of Arts & Sciences.
• Anna Marie Wytko, music, theatre, and dance, College of Arts & Sciences.
• Natalia Rojkovskaia, mathematics, College Arts & Sciences.

 

Associate professors who have been granted tenure:

• Kakali Bhattacharya, educational leadership, College of Education

New full professors:

• Christine Aikens, chemistry, College of Arts & Sciences.
• Carolyn Ferguson, biology, College of Arts & Sciences.
• Bronwyn Fees, family studies and human services, College of Human Ecology.
• Joye Gordon, journalism and mass communications, College of Arts & Sciences.
• Michele Janette, English, College of Arts & Sciences.
• Loretta Johnson, biology, College of Arts & Sciences.
• Migette Kaup, apparel, textiles, and interior design, College of Human Ecology.
• Julia Keen, architectural engineering and construction science, College of Engineering.
• Lisa Tatonetti, English, College of Arts & Sciences.
• Han Yu, English, College of Arts & Sciences.
• Mary Cain, psychological sciences, College of Arts & Sciences.

New endowed professor:

• Marne Arthaud-Day, management, College of Business Administration — Dennis & Sally von Waaden professorship in business administration.
• Jessica Canfield, landscape architecture and regional & community planning, College of Architecture, Planning and Design — Mary K. Jarvis chair in landscape architecture.
• Janis Crow, marketing, College of Business Administration — Edgerley outstanding instructor fellowship.
• Dawn Deeter, marketing, College of Business Administration — John J. Vanier distinguished chair in business administration.
• Hulya Dogan, grain science and industry, College of Agriculture — G.M. Ross professorship in milling science and management.
• Julia Keen, architectural engineering and construction science, College of Engineering — Bob and Betty Tointon engineering chair.
• Kimberly Kramer, architectural engineering and construction science, College of Engineering — G.E. Johnson construction science chair.
• Mary Rezac, chemical engineering, College of Engineering — Tim and Sharon Taylor chair in chemical engineering.
• Roberta Riportella, family studies and human services, College of Human Ecology — Kansas Health Foundation distinguished professor in community development.
• Esther Swilley, marketing, College of Business Administration — L.L. McAninch chair of business administration.
• Linda Thurston, research and graduate studies, College of Education — Lydia E. Skeen chair in education.
• Mary Tolar, leadership studies — Mary Lynn and Warren Staley chair for leadership.

New deans:

• Tammy Beckham, College of Veterinary Medicine

New associate deans:

• Janice Barrow,associate dean of academic affairs and executive education, K-State Olathe.
• Geraldine Kay Craig, associate dean, Graduate School.
• Bronwyn Fees, associate dean for academic affairs, College of Human Ecology.
• Michelle Toews, associate dean for research, College of Human Ecology.

New department heads:

• Rebel Cummings-Sauls, Center for Digital Scholarship, K-State Libraries.
• Mira Greene, content development acquisitions, K-State Libraries.