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St. Scholastica recognizes faculty, staff members
Outstanding faculty and staff members at The College of St. Scholastica were recognized for their workplace achievements during an appreciation luncheon at the end of the academic year.
Bret Amundson, director of choral activities and associate director of general education, was the winner of the Benedictine Professorship Award. It recognizes excellence in teaching in the General Education Program. The recipient is awarded an honorarium of $1,000 and holds the title for a term of one year.
Tony Barrett, economics professor, was the recipient of the Excellence in Service to Community Award, which recognizes demonstrably important contributions to the community through service work that is reflective of the college's mission.
Leigh Branovan, student support services counselor, received the Excellence Award for Living Our Values. This award recognizes excellence of faculty and staff who support and further the college's mission of preparing students for responsible living and meaningful work by exemplifying the Benedictine values in their work.
Mary Alice Carlson, psychology instructor, won the Tassie McNamara Award. This is the highest honor presented by the student body to a faculty or staff member. The award recognizes those who exemplify the spirit of St. Benedict through administrating, teaching or working at the college.
Roberta Frankovich, third shift housekeeper, won the Excellence in Service to College Award, which recognizes individuals who have provided outstanding service to the college, including both ad hoc and formal activities within the department, school and college.
Scott Holden, collections coordinator, was given the Inclusive Excellence Award. It recognizes the outstanding achievements of an individual, team, department or school community who advanced equity, diversity and inclusion at the college through dedication and exemplary leadership in providing services for diverse populations, fostering an inclusive environment inside/outside of the classroom and/or addressing equity.
Diane Holliday-Welsh, assistant professor of Occupational Therapy, was given the Equal Access Award. This award recognizes faculty who exhibit exemplary effort to engage students with disabilities in academic and interpersonal growth and development.
LeAnn House, professor of music, received the Max H. Lavine Award. This is the highest award for teaching excellence. It is given annually to a faculty member who demonstrates a commitment to furthering the mission of the college through value-oriented teaching in the Benedictine tradition.
Arshia Khan, department chair and associate professor of the School of Business and Technology, received the Scholarly and Creative Activity Award. This award goes to an outstanding member of the faculty whose exceptional merit in scholarly and creative activity provides a worthy example to peers.
Renee Saamanen, online student advisor, was given the Excellence Award for Advising and Mentoring. This award recognizes and affirms the significant role of staff and faculty advising and mentoring in forming the minds and shaping the lives of students.
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