Every year, Walla Walla University honors faculty and staff with awards for their noteworthy accomplishments in teaching, advising, professional activities, and other works done for the university. These awards are given out during Alumni Weekend at the Awards CommUnity.
These particular faculty and staff are nominated by students, colleagues, or any member of the WWU community. Once nominated, the recipients of the awards are chosen by the Faculty Awards Committee. Along with the recognition of their hard work and exceptional achievements, award recipients are given a monetary reward.
Award recipients for the 2015-2016 school year were:
Brant Berglin, assistant professor of biblical studies—President’s Excellence in Teaching Award, granted for “significant and meritorious achievement” in teaching.
Cheris Current, professor of social work and sociology—President’s Excellence in Advising Award, granted for outstanding student advising on the basis of student evaluations.
Mihail Motzev, professor of business—President’s Excellence in Teaching Award, granted for “significant and meritorious achievement” in teaching.
Michaelynn Paul, associate professor of nursing—Outstanding Teaching Award, in recognition of inspiration, up-to-date teaching, mentoring of students, and integrating faith and learning.
Conna Bond, assistant professor of business—School of Business Excellence in Teaching Award, given in recognition of outstanding teaching, mentoring, and advising within the School of Business.
Paul Dybdahl, professor of mission and New Testament—Distinguished Lecturer Award, invited to address the faculty, staff, and Board of Trustees the following fall.
Emily Tillotson, assistant professor of social work and sociology—Community Service Award, awarded to a faculty or staff member who exemplifies generosity of service to the community. The recipient is honored at the Walla Walla Valley Chamber of Commerce Banquet.
Shawna Larsen, Facility Services manager—Staff Recognition Award, in recognition of outstanding customer service, job performance, and dedication.
Casey Fant, plumbing and dorm maintenance foreman—Staff Recognition Award, in recognition of outstanding customer service, job performance, and dedication.
Bonnie Roemer, administrative assistant for the Department of Music—Staff Recognition Award, in recognition of outstanding customer service, job performance, and dedication.
To learn more about the annual University Awards and to see a list of previous recipients, visit the Walla Walla University Awards Nominations web page.
Posted July 27, 2016.