FAU Hosts 47th Annual Honors Convocation

Florida Atlantic University President John Kelly and Provost Gary W. Perry will host the University’s 47th annual Honors Convocation on Wednesday, April 20.


By brittany-sullivan | 4/19/2016

Florida Atlantic University President John Kelly and Provost Gary W. Perry will host the University’s 47th annual Honors Convocation on Wednesday, April 20.  The ceremony recognizes the University’s most outstanding students and faculty (a full list of honorees is attached).  The event will take place at 4 p.m. at the University Theatre in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus.

Awards and recognition include eight University scholars, the Distinguished Student award, the University Club Merit award, the Phi Kappa Phi scholar, the Stan and Renee Wimberly scholar, the Undergraduate Researchers awards, the Student-Athletes of the Year awards, and the Fraternity and Sorority scholars. Additionally, the FAU Board of Trustees Service Award will be awarded to a community member who has served the University. Faculty honors include the FAU Alumni Association’s Degree of Difference Award, Researchers and Scholars of the Year awards, as well as Teaching and Advising awards, and the Distinguished Mentor of the Year in Undergraduate Research award.

The winner of the Distinguished Teacher of the Year award, which is determined by FAU students, will present the keynote speech. This year’s recipient is Stephen Engle, Ph.D., of the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters. Engle is a professor of history, with a focus on 19th Century U.S. history and Civil War and Reconstruction. A Fulbright Scholar and frequent lecturer of the Smithsonian Institution, Engle also serves as the director of the Alan B. Larkin Symposium on the American Presidency, as well as the director for the John O’Sullivan Memorial Lecture Series.

“Honors Convocation is a longstanding and important tradition,” said Perry. “This ceremony allows us to spotlight the academic excellence of our best faculty and students.”

For more information about the Honors Convocation, call 561-297-4747.

 

2016 Florida Atlantic University Honors Convocation Awardees

University Scholars

Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters         Rebbekah Faustin
College of Business                                                     Derek Maguire
College for Design and Social Inquiry                        Ashram Maharaj
College of Education                                                   Tiffany Manbodh
College of Engineering and Computer Science          Quintin Warren
Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College                               Kendyl Stewart
Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing                         Erica Dixon
Charles E. Schmidt College of Science                       Emily Acosta

 

Distinguished Student Award

Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College                              Kaley Jemiso n

Fraternity and Sorority Scholar s

Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity                                        Brandon Simon
Delta Phi Epsilon Sorority                                          Brooke Wilson

Phi Kappa Phi Scholar

College of Engineering and Computer Science          Washington Garcia

Student-Athletes of the Year

Women’s Soccer                                                          Claire Emslie
Men’s Swimming and Diving                                     Matthieu Burtez

University Club Merit Awards

College of Engineering and Computer Science           Alyssa Harris

Stan and Renee Wimberly Scholar

College of Business                                                     Sean Reyka

Undergraduate Researchers of the Year

Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters         Kelsey Willis

College of Business                                                     Marina Giral Lores

College for Design and Social Inquiry                        Heather Akers

College of Education                                                   Jared Perlmutter

College of Engineering and Computer Science           Lisandre Meyer

Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College                               Brian Pennington

Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine                    Nathalia Gazaniga

Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing                         Doren-Elyse Marquit

Charles E. Schmidt College of Science                       Brian Cooney

Alumni “Degree of Difference” Award

Dr. Monica Escaleras
College of Business                                                    

FAU Board of Trustees Service Award

Mrs. Marny Glasser
Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters

University Researchers of the Year

Dr. Karl von Ellenrieder, Professor
College of Engineering and Computer Science

Dr. Francisco Presuel-Moreno, Associate Professor
College of Engineering and Computer Science

Dr. Ryne Sherman, Assistant Professor
Charles E. Schmidt College of Science

Scholars of the Year

Dr. Isaac Elishakoff, Professor
College of Engineering and Computer Science

Alejandro Sánchez-Samper, Associate Professor
Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters

Dr. Melissa Mariani, Assistant Professor
College of Education

Excellence and Innovation in Undergraduate Teaching

Dr. Eric Chiang, College of Business
Dr. Joseph Furner, College of Education
Dr. Jon Moore, Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College
Dr. Khaled Sobhan, College of Engineering and Computer Science   

Excellence and Innovation in Undergraduate Advising

Dr. Laura Vernon, Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College
Anna Anoufrieva, Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
Todd Hedrick, College for Design and Social Inquiry

Distinguished Mentor of the Year in Undergraduate Research

Dr. Daniel de Lill, Charles E. Schmidt College of Science

The Distinguished Teacher of the Year

Dr. Stephen Engle, Professor
Department of History
Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters

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