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UCO faculty honored with Vanderford Faculty Awards

University of Central Oklahoma faculty members won Vanderford Faculty Awards.
From Staff Reports Published: August 27, 2014
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The University of Central Oklahoma recently honored faculty from each of its academic colleges with Vanderford Faculty Awards.

Given annually at the beginning of the academic year, Vanderford Faculty Awards include $1,000 and a plaque funded from the estate of Austin and Cleo Patra Vanderford to each recipient. Austin Vanderford received an education degree in 1926.

The awards are presented in four categories: teaching; engagement; undergraduate research, creative and scholarly activity; and initiative.

Provost John Barthell said the awards reflect each recipient’s commitment to the “Central Six” of transformative learning, as well the mission, vision and values of the university.


Winners

Vanderford Teaching Awards

Laura Bolf-Beliveau, associate professor of English.

Robert Brennan, associate professor of biology.

Kato Buss, assistant professor of theater arts.

Tawni Holmes, professor of human environmental sciences.

Bob Kaiser, instructor of marketing.

Vanderford Research Award

Amy Johnson, associate professor of design.

Vanderford Engagement Awards

Anita “Glee” Bertram, professor of human environmental sciences.

Mark Zimmerman, assistant professor of mass communication.

Vanderford President’s Initiative Awards

LaDonna Atkins, professor of human environmental sciences.

James Mock, professor of humanities and philosophy.

Yvette Walker, artist-in-residence for mass communication.

Charleen Weidell, professor of art.

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