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Faculty, Staff and Students Feted at Annual MacAwards

For a larger version, click on photograph of this year's awardees.

The 8th Annual MacAwards were presented in April to recognize outstanding students, faculty and staff on the MacArthur campus.

President Brogan extended his congratulations to all the nominees and expressed his appreciation for their efforts in making the MacArthur campus a wonderful part of FAU.

Joe Isadore, associate dean of students, said, “We are proud to present this program each year. The MacAwards provide an excellent opportunity to recognize the outstanding students, faculty and staff in our campus community.” He presented a special recognition award to Ed Fulton, student governor, in recognition of his dedicated service to student government.

Win Gerson and Jane Harris, members of the Lifelong Learning Society advisory board, presented LLS scholarships to two undergraduates in the Wilkes Honors College, Sarah Fannin and Echo Keif, and to one graduate student, Theresa Liddell of the College of Education.

A reception was held in the SR Atrium. Heather Bishara, assistant director for student life and recreation, reported that participation by students, faculty and staff in this year’s award process was exceptional, with a marked increase in nominations and voting.

Congratulations to the 2006-07award recipients:

Volunteer of the Year
- Sarah Fannin
Unsung Hero - Derek McGrath (Student) and Officer Ron Legere (Staff)
Rising Star Award - Tina Maceri

Outstanding Student Awards
• College of Architecture, Urban and Public Affairs: Judy Franklin (Undergraduate) and Sara Holland (Graduate)
• College of Education: Jessica Pate (Undergraduate) and Julie Sheffler (Graduate)
• Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters: Melissa Loucks
• Charles E. Schmidt College of Science: Cayce Douthitt (Undergraduate) and Stephanie Linley (Graduate)
• Barry Kaye College of Business: Stacey Goldberg
• Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College: Amanda Kennedy

Exceptional Faculty Awards
• College of Architecture, Urban and Public Affairs: Dr. Diane Green
• College of Education: Dr. Andrew Brewer
• Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters: Dr. Taylor Hagood
• Charles E. Schmidt College of Science: Dr. Katherine Hughes
• Barry Kaye College of Business: Dr. Michael Hoffman
• Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College: Dr. Nicholas Quintyne

Staff Member of the Year - Naomi Greelis
Club of the Year - Resident Student Association (RSA)
Club Advisor of the Year - Sean Pierce, RSA
Owl of the Year - Samantha Montgomery

 

Wilkes Honors College Celebrates
5th Annual Medallion Ceremony

Prior to commencement in May, 51 graduates from the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College participated in the 5th annual Medallion Ceremony held in the Lifelong Learning Society Auditorium on the Jupiter campus. Before the ceremony, family and friends of the graduates enjoyed a continental breakfast.
Dr. Kristen Murtaugh, campus vice president, welcomed the graduates, their families and friends. Dean Jeffrey Buller presented each graduate a medallion and certificate, assisted by the student’s faculty thesis advisor. Andrea Thomasson delivered the graduation address. Samantha Chong presented a special faculty recognition award to Dr. Mark Rupright. Music was provided by pianist Kathryn Smith. Pictured (l to r) are Honors College Dean Jeffrey Buller, graduate Maria Rodriguez and Jupiter Campus V.P. Kristen Murtaugh.

 

MacArthur Campus Library Hosts
'Blind Heritage' and 'From Backyard
to the Backwoods' through Aug. 11

The John D. MacArthur Campus Library is hosting two exhibitions, “Blind Heritage” and “From the Backyard to the Backwoods,” through Saturday, Aug. 11.

“Blind Heritage” is an exhibition of sculpture-like formal dresses by Denise Moody-Tackley. She uses safety pins, garbage bags, mops, doormats, bedspreads, mattress covers and a myriad of seemingly insignificant objects to construct the garments.

Moody-Tackley, a Boca Raton resident and a 2004 FAU graduate, grew up in New York. Her work is deeply involved in the deconstruction of the American feminine myth with an acidic commentary on female identity.

The exhibit “From the Backyard to the Backwoods” is by Matthew Hyner, a West Palm Beach photographer and graphic artist. He focuses on wildlife and Florida landscapes.

While Hyner had a strong interest in photography from a young age, it wasn’t until five years ago when he moved from Long Island, N.Y., where he grew up, that he became inspired by the beauty of Florida birds and wildlife. He has traveled throughout the East Coast, California, New Mexico and the Caribbean on various photography adventures.

The library’s hours are Mondays through Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sundays from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.library.fau.edu/npb/npb.htm or call 561-799-8530.

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