FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Contact: Dave Wellman, Director of Communications (304) 696-7153


Awards of distinction to be presented during spring general faculty meeting

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Awards of distinction will be presented and retiring faculty recognized during Marshall University’s spring general faculty meeting Tuesday, April 30, at the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center on the Huntington campus.

The meeting begins at 2 p.m. and will include remarks from Marshall President Stephen J. Kopp and Faculty Senate Chair Eldon Larsen.

Six people will receive the Distinguished Service Award and five will receive the Distinguished Artists and Scholars Award.

To qualify for Distinguished Service Awards, persons must have at least 20 years of service at Marshall University, a record of distinguished service to the university and/or college, and a record of distinguished teaching as evidenced by peer, administrative and/or student evaluations. The Distinguished Service Award winners, each of whom will receive $1,000, are:

Three individuals and one team of two people will receive the Distinguished Artists and Scholars Award. To be eligible for the Distinguished Artists and Scholars Awards, faculty members must either be tenured or hold tenure-track appointments. The purpose of the award is to recognize distinction in the fields of artistic and scholarly activity on the part of the Marshall faculty. The senior recipients of the Distinguished Artists and Scholars Awards receive $2,000 apiece while the junior recipient receives $1,000. Team recipients receive $2,000 to be divided among team members. The Distinguished Artists and Scholars Award will be given to:

Two people will receive the John and Frances Rucker Graduate Adviser of the Year award, which acknowledges the contributions of Marshall’s outstanding graduate advisers. They are:

Marshall also is recognizing 19 retiring faculty who have a combined years of service. They are:


Other faculty to be honored at the meeting, as announced last week, are:

A reception to honor the retiring and award-winning faculty will take place in the lobby of the Performing Arts Center after the meeting.



For further information, contact:  Office of University Communications
Marshall University | 213 Old Main | Huntington, WV 25755-1090
Fax: (304) 696-3197