Binghamton University recognizes excellence
Binghamton University recently presented 26 awards for excellence in teaching, internationalization, professional, community and classified service.
The Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching was presented to: C. Beth Burch, professor for the School of Education, oversees the MAT and MSEd programs in English, former director of the Division of Education; George D. Catalano, professor of bioengineering and mechanical engineering, director of the Binghamton University Scholars Program; Shelley D. Dionne, associate professor in the School of Management, teaches courses in the Executive MBA Program; Mark L. Fowler, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering in the Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science; Wendy L. Martinek, associate professor and director of the political science Honor’s program, co-founder of the Women in Political Science Group; Florenz Plassmann, associate professor of economics; and Benita L. Roth, associate professor of sociology and women’s studies.
The Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Faculty Service was given to: Douglas H. Summerville, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering in the Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science, director of the Computer Engineering Program; Al Vos, associate professor in the Department of English, General Literature and Rhetoric, director of the English Department’s undergraduate program; and Lisa Yun, associate professor of English, General Literature and Rhetoric, creator of the Community Internship Program.
The Chancellor’s Award for Excellence for Scholarship and Creative Activities was awarded to: Patricia M. Di Lorenzo, professor of psychology; Jessica Fridrich, professor of electrical and computer engineering; and M. Stanley Whittingham, professor of chemistry and materials science and engineering, founding director of the University’s Institute for Materials Research.
The University Award for Excellence in Classified Service was given to: Heather Crandall, secretary for the Liberty Partnership and GEAR UP programs and Sandra T. Glemby, secretary to the department chair of Political Science.
The Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service was presented to: Larry Cass, director of Student Accounts; Sharon Santobuono, associate director of student services, mentor in the Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science; and Heather C. Struck, former staff attorney for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and director of pre-law services.
The University Award for Excellence in International Education was given to Floyd R. Herzog, director and producer of the Anderson Center for the Performing Arts.
The Binghamton University Council and Foundation Awards were presented to: Donald D. Blake, director of academic advising, interim chair of the Cinema Department, assistant dean for new student programs, associate dean for academic affairs in Harpur College, adjunct assistant professor in the Department of English, General Literature and Rhetoric, director of the SUNY Upstate Bridges to the Baccalaureate Program, chair of Harpur College’s Curriculum and Educational Planning and Policies committees; and Steven P. Scalet, associate professor of philosophy and economics, director of the Philosophy, Politics and Law (PPL) Program.
The Edward Weisband Distinguished Alumni Award for Public Service or Contributions to Public Affairs was given to Minnie Battle Mayes, ‘75.
The Alumni Admissions Volunteer Recognition Award was given to: Gary Finkel, ’79 and Kathleen Mazza, ’83.
The Glenn G. Bartle Distinguished Alumnus Award was presented to Owen C. Pell, ’80.
The Distinguished Service Award was given to Mary Jane Harris.