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Accolades 2015

  • Chelbee Farnen

    Chelbee Farnen, a biology major from Marble Falls and member of the Honors Program, spent three weeks in London this summer at the 2015 Revolutions in Biomedicine Summer School conducted by the Faculty of Medicine at Imperial College of London.

  • Darren Seidel

    Darren Seidel, a spring 2015 graduate from Sanderson, received a 2015 GeoCUR Award for Excellence in Student Research from the national Council on Undergraduate Research for his project monitoring contamination of the Middle Concho River.

  • Dr. Amy Williamson

    Dr. Amy Williamson of the curriculum and instruction faculty is one of only 40 women nationally named to the 2015 class of Leadership America, an initiative to bring women leaders together for networking and skill-building.

  • Dr. Andrew Wright

    Dr. Andrew Wright of the agriculture faculty was awarded a three-year, $90,208 grant by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to fund a project titled “Enhanced Education and Expanded Research Capabilities through Experimental Economics Laboratories.”

  • Dr. Avis Johnson-Smith

    Dr. Avis Johnson-Smith of the graduate nursing faculty was selected for the 2015 Outstanding Faculty Practice Award by the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF). 

  • Dr. Bruce Bechtol

    Dr. Bruce Bechtol of the security studies faculty was awarded a travel grant from South Korea’s Institute of Unification Education to spend about four weeks conducting research and delivering lectures throughout South Korea in October of 2014.

  • Dr. Clifton Jones

    Dr. Clifton Jones, formerly dean of the School of Business Administration at the University of South Carolina-Aiken, was appointed the new dean of ASU’s College of Business. He began his duties on April 1. 

  • Dr. Donald Topliff

    Dr. Donald Topliff, formerly dean of the College of Agriculture, Science and Engineering at West Texas A&M University, was appointed ASU’s new provost and vice president for academic affairs. He took office on Jan. 1.

  • Dr. Doyle Carter

    Dr. Doyle Carter, director of ASU’s Center for Community Engagement, was selected by the Association of American Colleges & Universities to represent Texas as a Faculty Fellow for the new Faculty Collaboratives Project.

  • Dr. Joseph Satterfield

    Dr. Joseph Satterfield of the geosciences faculty received the American Association of Petroleum Geologists Foundation’s 2015 Professorial Award and was honored at the AAPG annual convention in May.

  • Dr. Manuel Zamora

    Dr. Manuel Zamora of the security studies and criminal justice faculty was selected to attend the FBI National Academy Associates Command College May 18-22 at the FBI division offices in Houston.

  • Dr. Robert Dowler

    Dr. Robert Dowler, professor of biology, received the 2015 Joseph Grinnell Award for Excellence in Education from the American Society of Mammalogists.

  • Dr. William Kitch

    Dr. William Kitch, formerly a professor of engineering at California State Polytechnic University-Pomona, was named the first chair of ASU’s new Department of Civil Engineering.

  • Dr. William Taylor

    Dr. William Taylor of the security studies faculty was awarded a Crader Family Book Prize Honorable Mention for his book, “Every Citizen a Soldier.”

  • Dr. Wrennah Gabbert

    Dr. Wrennah Gabbert, chair of ASU’s Nursing Department, was named the James A. “Buddy” Davidson Chair in Nursing Excellence.

  • Duncan Knox

    Duncan Knox, a spring 2015 graduate from Ozona and member of the ASU Honors Program, was selected as a 2014-15 Presidential Fellow by the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress in Washington, D.C.

  • Erin Gregg

    Erin Gregg, a staff member for ASU’s Community Development Initiatives program, was named to the 2015 Rural Health Fellows Program by the National Rural Health Association.

  • Faculty Excellence

    Dr. Bruce Bechtol of the Department of Security Studies and Criminal Justice, Dr. David Dewar of the Department of History and Dr. James Ward of the Department of Physics and Geosciences were named the winners of ASU’s 2015 President’s Awards for Faculty Excellence.

  • History Profs Grant

    Dr. Christine Lamberson and Dr. Kanisorn Wongsrichanalai of the history faculty were awarded a three-year, $99,982 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).

  • Holly Miles

    Holly Miles, a spring 2015 graduate from California, received a Thomas R. Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship, which will provide up to $40,000 per year for graduate studies and a guaranteed appointment as a Foreign Service Officer upon completion of her master’s degree. 

  • Jacob Spiller

    ROTC Cadet Jacob Spiller was selected as the 2015 Cadet of the Year for the Southwest Region.

  • Presidential Award

    Aimee Denham of Bandera received ASU’s 2015 Presidential Award as the top graduate in her class. She is now in medical school at the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center.

  • Professors Emeritus

    Dr. Gil Engdahl and Dr. Terry Maxwell, retired faculty members, were each awarded the title “Distinguished Professor Emeritus” by the Texas Tech University System Board of Regents.

  • PT Profs Grant

    Dr. Young Bae and Dr. Mansoo Ko of the physical therapy faculty were awarded ASU’s first-ever international research grant by the DoDo Walking company in Seoul, South Korea.

  • Quiz Bowl Team

    The ASU Meat Science Quiz Bowl Team won the Undergraduate Quiz Bowl National Championship at the American Meat Science Association’s 68th annual Reciprocal Meat Conference in June 2015 at the University of Nebraska.

  • Rodgers Awards

    Ian Brown, Joe Muñoz and Dr. Trey Smith won the 2014-15 Gary and Pat Rodgers Awards.

  • Staff Awards

    Brian Jackson (IT), Annette Dixon (agriculture), Jayna Phinney (communications and marketing) and Don Cheek (university center) earned the 2014 President’s Awards for Staff Excellence.

  • Suzanne Campbell

    Suzanne Campbell, head of ASU’s West Texas Collection, was named a fellow of the West Texas Historical Association in recognition of her numerous contributions to the study and preservation of West Texas history.

  • Tsgt Ryan Munoz

    U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Ryan C. Munoz, an online student in security studies, was awarded one of 10 “Heart of a Hero” scholarships by the New Jersey Heroes organization.

  • Zachary Wimpee

    Zachary Wimpee, a physics major from San Angelo, was selected for the 2015 University of Michigan Research Semester at CERN program in Geneva, Switzerland.