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Awards & Recognition

Awards Day Awardees

Below is a list of past Awards Day faculty and staff awardees:

Academic Advising Award
Established by Associate Professor Emerita Nancy Polster, former department chair and faculty member in art and design, this award is presented for outstanding performance in advising College of Design students

2017 – Bambi Yost, Landscape Architecture
2016 – Kimberly Zarecor, Architecture & Design
2015 – Audrey Kennis, Multicultural Office, Student Services
2014 – Chiu-Shui Chan, Architecture
2013 – Cristobal Salinas, Multicultural Office, Student Services
2012 – Lee Cagley, Interior Design
2011 – Allison Ringholz, Art &Design, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Integrated Studio Arts, Interior Design
2010 – Michelle Rasmussen, Student Services

 

Faculty/Staff Research Award
Presented for outstanding accomplishment in research and scholarship

2017 – Ross Adams, Architecture
2017 – Austin Stewart, Art & Visual Culture
2016 – Ulrike Passe, Architecture
2015 – Mitchell Squire, Architecture
2013 – Francis Owusu, Community & Regional Planning

 

Outreach/Public Service Award
Presented for outstanding accomplishment in outreach or public service activity

2016 – Gregory Palermo, Architecture
2015 – Jennifer Drinkwater, Art & Visual Culture
2014 – Jane Rongerude, Community & Regional Planning
2013 – Lisa Fontaine, Graphic Design
2012 – Christopher J. Seeger, Extension, Landscape Architecture
2011 – Nadia Anderson, Architecture, Extension

 

Raymond G. & Lula G. Polster Teaching Award
Established by Associate Professor Emerita Nancy Polster, former department chair and faculty member in art and design, in honor of her parents, this award is presented in grateful appreciation for outstanding instruction in the studio or classroom

2017 – Tejas Dhadphale, Industrial Design
2016 – Jelena Bogdanovic, Architecture
2015 – Julie Stevens, Landscape Architecture
2014 – Jungwoo Ji, Architecture
2013 – Samantha Krukowski, Architecture
2012 – Patience Lueth, Architecture
2011 – Carlton Basmajian, Community & Regional Planning
2010 – Jihyun Song, Interior Design

 

Faculty Award for Extraordinary Performance
Recognizes faculty members’ strengths in areas such as instruction; advising and assisting students; research; creative activity; professional recognition and awards; outreach and/or service to the college, university, community and/or profession

2015 – Clare Cardinal-Pett, Architecture
2014 – Kimberly Zarecor, Architecture, Design
2013 – David Ringholz, Industrial Design
2012 – C. Arthur Croyle, Integrated Studio Arts
2011 – Ann Sobiech–Munson, Architecture, Core Design Program
2010 – Peter Goché, Architecture

 

Staff Award for Extraordinary Performance
Recognizes staff members’ strengths in areas such as instruction; advising and assisting students; research; creative activity; professional recognition and awards; outreach and/or service to the college, university, community and/or profession

2015 – Carlota Gutierrez, Library
2013 – Sandra Norvell, IDRO
2012 – Virgene Monthei, Design Administration
2011 – Shellie Hosch, Student Services
2011 – Alison Weidemann, Design Administration
2010 – Jennifer Nieland, Academic Support Services

 

P&S/Merit Staff Award for Extraordinary Performance
Recognizes staff members’ strengths in areas such as instruction; advising and assisting students; research; creative activity; professional recognition and awards; outreach and/or service to the college, university, community and/or profession

2017 – Linda Doering, Extension & Outreach
2016 – Mona Pett, Administrative Services

 

Dean’s Award for Extraordinary Performance
Presented for outstanding support in advancing understanding of the critical role of design and the arts in the research university

2013 – Chitra Rajan, Office of the Vice President for Research & Economic Development

 

Dean’s Excellence Award for Exceptional Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Presented for contributions to building and sustaining a diverse and inclusive environment that fuels innovation, creativity and success

2017 – Mark Chidister