The College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce the 2017-18 Achievement Award winners. This year we recognized 14 individuals for their exemplary contributions to our students, the college and Western Michigan University as a whole.
Each of these individuals was honored at a special awards ceremony April 3. These awards recognize their great work and outstanding contributions over the past year.
Please join us in congratulating our deserving recipients!
See full list of awards offered by the College of Arts and Sciences.
Faculty Achievement Awards
Dr. Wei-Chiao Huang, Department of Economics
Professional and Community Service
Dr. Jessica Frieder, Department of Psychology
Research and Creative Activity
Dr. Greg Veeck, Department of Geography
Dr. David Rudge, Department of Biological Sciences
Part-time Instructor Excellence in Teaching
William Reding, Institute of the Environment and Sustainability
Diversity and Inclusion Award
Staff Excellence Award
Dorilee Crown, Department of History
Undergraduate Advising Excellence Award
Dean's Appreciation Award
Dr. Robert Sutton, Department of Chemistry
Diversity and Inclusion Student Writing Prize
Itzel Esmeralda Ostos, undergraduate student
J. Gabriel Ware, graduate student
Gender Scholar Award
The CAS Women's Caucus strives to promote an academic culture of inclusiveness for all people at Western Michigan University. The Gender Scholar Award is awarded to a CAS faculty member who demonstrates excellence in gender-related research and scholarly activities. Applicants are judged based on the overall quality of the work and contributions advancing knowledge in an area of research that has a gender focus. This year's Gender Scholar Award recipient is:
Thisbe Nissen, Department of English