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Fine arts singles out three for dean's awards

Dec. 22, 2008

KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University's College of Fine Arts has singled out three of its own for awards from Dean Margaret Merrion.

Greg Roehrick, theatre, has been recognized with the Dean's Teaching Award. The award recognizes the priority placed on high-quality teaching and dedication to student learning. The award goes to one faculty member annually for superior contributions as a teacher-artist or teacher-scholar.

Students, alumni and faculty nominate candidates for the award. After nominations are made, those faculty members in the running are invited to submit a select portfolio of teaching accomplishments. Award winners are selected based on these criteria as well as visits to their studio or classroom and interviews with the dean.

The college also has announced recipients of the Fine Arts Outstanding Service Award. Recipients this year are Kathleen Keckler, art, and David Curwen, dance.

All fine arts faculty, administrators, professional and administrative staff, or clerical and technical staff are eligible. The award recognizes ongoing and short-term professional service to the department, school, college or University that is outstanding and deserving of special commendation.

Nominations were made and reviewed by the College Advisory Council. The council then made its final recommendations to the dean.

Media contact: Mark Schwerin, (269) 387-8400, mark.schwerin@wmich.edu

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