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K-State Today

August 24, 2018

College of Human Ecology recognizes faculty award winners

By College of Human Ecology

The College of Human Ecology recently presented faculty with all college awards during its annual Fall Forum.

This year's award winners:

Kevin Sauer, food, nutrition, dietetics and health department, was awarded the Dawley-Scholer Award for Excellence in Student Development. The award recognizes outstanding achievement in the area of student development resulting in the personal, professional and educational growth of one or more undergraduate and/or graduate students.

Brad Behnke, kinesiology department, and Martin Seay, School of Family Studies and Human Services, were both awarded the Faculty Research Excellence Award. The award recognizes superior accomplishment in research, scholarly and creative activities and discovery.

Erika Lindshield, food, nutrition, dietetics and health department, was awarded the Myers-Alford Teaching Award. The award recognizes a faculty member who demonstrates the outstanding ability not only in teaching undergraduate and/or graduate students, but also in providing valuable information to colleagues, peers and other practitioners in the field.

Sara Rosenkranz, food, nutrition, dietetics and health department, was awarded the Hulsing Mentoring Prize. The honor recognizes a faculty member for exceptional mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students in any or all of the areas of leadership, research/scholarship/creative activities/discovery and service.

Elaine Johannes and Amber Vennum, both from the School of Family Studies and Human Services, were awarded the Reser Family and Community Innovation Award. The award recognizes faculty who excel in collaborative applied research and program delivery fostering family and community vitality.

Kristin Malek, hospitality management department, was awarded the Dean Barbara S. Stowe award. The Dean Barbara S. Stowe Faculty Development Fund was established to support faculty who translate research-based knowledge of human ecology into practice in high education, business, industry, or public policy. The annual award from this fund supports outstanding faculty in their pursuit of professional growth.