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October 22, 2018

K-Staters honored at Women of Distinction Recognition Ceremony

Submitted by Tawny Ochs

The K-State Office for the Advancement of Science and Engineering, or KAWSE, and the Women of K-State hosted the seventh annual Women of Distinction Recognition Ceremony on Sept. 13.

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 following women were honored at the ceremony. Those who have been awarded KAWSE's ADVANCE Distinguished Lecture Series Award have an asterisk next to their names. 

University Awards

  • *Christine Aikens, Commerce Bank and W.T. Kemper Foundation Distinguished Graduate Faculty Award; chemistry department, College of Arts and Sciences.
  • *Heather Bailey, Presidential Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching; psychological sciences, College of Arts and Sciences.
  • Sarah Barrett, President's Award of Excellence for Unclassified Professionals; Office of Administration and Finance.
  • Genevieve Baudoin, Commerce Bank and W.T. Kemper Foundation Outstanding Teaching Award; architecture department, College of Architecture, Planning & Design.
  • J.J. Brotton, Commerce Bank and W.T. Kemper Foundation Outstanding Teaching Award; marketing department, College of Business Administration.
  • Sara Heiman, Tawny Ochs and Chardie Baird, KAWSE University Outstanding Department or Unit Award for Enhancing Diversity; KAWSE Office. 
  • Michelle Langvardt, President's Award of Excellence for Unclassified Professionals; Office of the Provost.
  • Bonnie Lynn-Sherow, K-State Excellence in Engagement Award; history department, College of Arts and Sciences.
  • Amanda Martens, Presidential Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching; psychological sciences, College of Arts and Sciences. 
  • Jo Maseberg-Tomlinson, President's Award of Excellence for Unclassified Professionals; K-State Global Campus.
  • MJ Morgan, K-State Excellence in Engagement Award; history department, College of Arts and Sciences.
  • Rita Newell, President’s Award of Excellence for Unclassified Professionals; College of Human Ecology.
  • *Lisa Wilken, Presidential Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising; biological and agricultural engineering department, College of Engineering. 

KAWSE Award

  • Anita Cortez, Developing Scholars Program, Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry. 

New associate professors

  • Donna Augustine-Shaw, educational leadership department, College of Education.
  • *Amy Betz, mechanical and nuclear engineering, College of Engineering.
  • Traci Brimhall, English department, College of Arts and Sciences.
  • Becky DeGreeff, School of Integrated Studies, K-State Polytechnic. 
  • *Jessica Heier Stamm, industrial and manufacturing systems department, College of Engineering.
  • Gaea Hock, communications and agriculture education department, College of Agriculture. 
  • Yoon-Jin Lee, economics department, College of Arts and Sciences.
  • Sara Luly, modern languages department, College of Arts and Sciences.
  • *Emily Mailey, kinesiology department, College of Human Ecology.
  • *Jessica Meekins, clinical sciences department, College of Veterinary Medicine.
  • *Eleni Pliakoni, horticulture and natural resources, College of Agriculture.
  • Kerry Priest, educational leadership department, Staley School of Leadership Studies.
  • Perla Reyes, statistics department, College of Arts and Sciences.
  • *Lisa Wilken, biological and agricultural engineering department, College of Engineering.
  • Li Yang, modern languages department, College of Arts and Sciences.
  • Elizabeth Yeager, agricultural economics department, College of Agriculture.
  • *Anna Zemlyanova, mathematics department, College of Arts and Sciences.
  • Shuang Zhu, finance department, College of Business Administration

Associate professors who have earned tenure

  • Ellyn Mulcahy, diagnostic medicine and pathobiology department, College of Veterinary Medicine.

New full professors

  • Kakali Bhattacharya, educational leadership department, College of Education.
  • *Jennifer Bormann, animal sciences and industry department, College of Agriculture.
  • *Doina Caragea, computer science department, College of Engineering.
  • Amy Hageman, accounting department, College of Business Administration.
  • *Tandalayo Kidd, food, nutrition, dietetics and health department, College of Human Ecology.
  • Junehee Kwon, hospitality management department, College of Human Ecology.
  • *Cathie Lavis, horticulture and natural resources department, College of Agriculture.
  • Kendra McLauchlan, geography department, College of Arts and Sciences.
  • Maria Teresa DePaoli, modern languages department, College of Arts and Sciences.
  • Susan Williams, sociology, anthropology, and social work department, College of Arts and Sciences.

Promotion to clinical full professors

  • Kelli Almes, diagnostic medicine and pathobiology department, College of Veterinary Medicine.

New university distinguished professors

  • Mary Beth Kirkham, agronomy department, College of Agriculture.

New professorships

  • *Melanie Derby, Hal and Mary Siegele Professorship in Engineering; mechanical and nuclear engineering department, College of Engineering.
  • Katie Loughmiller, Martin K. Eby Distinguished Professorship; architectural engineering and construction science, College of Engineering.

New department heads

  • *Elizabeth Davis, clinical sciences department, College of Veterinary Medicine.

New assistant deans

  • Rebekkah Stuteville, Academic Support Services, K-State Olathe.

New associate deans

  • *Kristan Corwin, associate dean for research, College of Arts and Sciences.
  • *Sunanda Dissanayake, associate dean, Graduate School.

New deans

  • Karen Pedersen, Global Campus.

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