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Faculty, staff and students honored by SUNY Chancellor and Trustees

Julie Newell and Jack Croxton
Professor Julie Newell and Dr. Jack Croxton have been named SUNY Distinguished Service Professors.
Chancellors for Excellence/Students from SUNY Fredonia
Chancellors Awards for Student Excellence went to Zhuojun “Georgie” Fu, Steven James Gangloff, Keriann E. Ketcham and Jessica Martorana. President Horvath is in the center.
SUNY Fredonia awards faculty and staff
Above, left to right are Linda Hall, Adrienne McCormick, Diane Bohn, and Julie Williams.

Dr. Jack Croxton of the Department of Psychology and Professor Julie Newell of the School of Music received appointments by the State University of New York Board of Trustees to two of SUNY’s highest honors.

SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher noted, “In bestowing our highest faculty honor, we proudly recognize the extraordinary achievements of these individuals and thank them for their continued commitment to excellence.”

Dr. Croxton, who also is director of the Office of Student Creative Activity and Research, was appointed a SUNY Distinguished Service Professor. The designation honors and recognizes extraordinary service to SUNY, and at the community, regional and state levels. In Dr. Croxton’s case, it also honors influential service at the international level. A member of the faculty since 1979 and promoted to full professor in 1993, Dr. Croxton served as chair of the Department of Psychology for 17 years and as interim dean and assistant dean of the College of Natural and Social Sciences for two years. His expertise is in the areas of social psychology and attribution processes. Dr. Croxton is the recipient of the SUNY Fredonia President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Faculty Service, and two Fulbright Awards for work in Bulgaria and Russia. Dr. Croxton also has co-chaired SUNY Fredonia’s Middle States Decennial Review and was the founding Director of Campus Assessment.

Professor Newell, a SUNY Fredonia alumna, has been appointed SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor. The honor recognizes and honors mastery of teaching, outstanding service to students, a commitment to their ongoing intellectual growth, scholarship and professional growth, and adherence to rigorous academic standards and requirements. Professor of voice and opera coordinator, Ms. Newell has been a member of the music faculty since 1989. Professor Newell has also served since 2011 as executive director of the Western New York Chamber Orchestra, an ensemble-in-residence. Among her many honors are the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities, the 2002 SUNY Research Foundation Award for Scholarship in the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences; and the William T. Hagan Young Scholar/Artist Award. Professor Newell has led international studies programs for SUNY Fredonia School of Music students to Shimoda, Japan, and Italy.

Recipients of the 2011-12 SUNY Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence include Dr. Adrienne McCormick, recipient of the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Faculty Service; Julie Williams, Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service; Dr. Linda Hall, Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching; and Diane Bohn, Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Classified Service.

These awards underscore SUNY’s appreciation of faculty and staff who serve our campuses and students with absolute excellence,” said SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher. “Each of this year’s 289 honorees have demonstrated extraordinary dedication and service and are highly deserving of this distinction.”

A member of the faculty since 1998, Dr. McCormick is a full professor and has been chair of the Department of English since 2007, previously serving as associate chair. Dr. McCormick served as interim director/director of the Women’s Studies Program for over five years, and was organizer of the Literary London English department study abroad program. She also has served the campus as an associate of the Professional Development Center and as a mentor through the center’s Connections program.

Ms. Williams is clinical supervisor for the Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences. She has been a professional staff member since August 2002 when hired as a part-time clinical supervisor and adjunct instructor, becoming full-time clinical supervisor in 2005. A Fredonia alumna, Ms. Williams has also organized the annual Stroke Awareness Walk, and coordinates the Stroke/Head Injury Support Group in the department’s Henry C. Youngerman Center for Communication Disorders. Dr. Hall, also a Fredonia alumna, is an associate professor of accounting in the university’s School of Business. A faculty member since 2001, she is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Management Accountant, and has served the university on many committees including appointments to the Academic Affairs Administrative Review Committee, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) Assurance of Learning Steering Committee and the SUNY Fredonia Presidential Search Committee.

Mrs. Bohn, a secretary in the Department of English, has been a member of the classified staff since 1989, initially with a shared appointment in the Department of English and then School of Education. She has been lauded by her supervisors and colleagues for her professionalism and efficiency, mentoring of new classified staff, and enthusiastic service to faculty and students.

Dr. Dale Tuggy, an associate professor of philosophy, received a Chancellor’s Award for Internationalization to teach a new course, “Global Philosophy of Religion,” to students in India during the 2012- 2013 January term (J-term). He is one of only five professors throughout the SUNY system to receive the highly selective award.

Graduating students were honored in April by Chancellor Zimpher with the Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence, and included Zhuojun “Georgie” Fu, the first international recipient of the Lanford Presidential Prize from the Oscar and Esther Lanford Endowment of the Fredonia College Foundation; Steven James Gangloff, Keriann E. Ketcham and Jessica Martorana.

posted @ Friday, August 24, 2012 11:45 AM by Christine Davis Mantai

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