College of Arts and Sciences Achievement Awards

Achievement Awards - College of Arts and Sciences; logo with flamesThe College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce the 2019-20 Arts and Sciences Achievement Award winners. This year we are recognizing nine faculty and staff members for their exemplary dedication and contributions to our students, the college and Western Michigan University as a whole. We are also recognizing six students for their exceptional scholarship and engagement.

In lieu of our traditional in-person awards ceremony, we created an awards presentation in which our dean, Dr. Carla Koretsky, highlights the many outstanding accomplishments and endeavors of our students, faculty and staff award recipients over the past year.

Please join us in congratulating our deserving recipients!

Video of College of Arts and Sciences 2020 Achievement Awards

 

Faculty Achievement Awards

Dr. Jonathan BushProfessional and Community Service
Dr. Jonathan Bush
Department of English


Dr. Mercedes TubinoResearch and Creative Activity
Dr. Mercedes Tubino
Department of Spanish

Dr. Tabitha Mingus
Teaching
Dr. Tabitha Mingus
Department of Mathematics


Dr. David CharltonPart-Time Instructor Excellence
Dr. David Charlton
Department of Philosophy

 

Diversity and Inclusion Faculty Recognition Award

Dr Linda BorishDr. Linda Borish
Department of History

 

 

Dean's Appreciation Award

Wade CutlerWade Cutler
School of Communication

 

 

Staff Excellence Award

Dr. J. Adam BennettDr. J. Adam Bennett
Department of Psychology

 

 

Undergraduate Advising Excellence Award

Joshua KoenigJoshua Koenig
Department of History

 

 

Women's Caucus Gender Scholar Award

Dr. Shu YangDr. Shu Yang
Department of World Languages and Literatures

 

 

Student awards

New Directions in Global Engagement Prize
Justin Black – public relations major

Diversity and Inclusion Undergraduate Student Writing Prizes
Freddy Fuentes – interpersonal communications major
Lauryn Rumisek – sociology and general psychology majors

2019 Study Abroad Photo Contest winners

Cheryl White jumping off the ground and another student holding a flag in Italy; there is a river and colorful rural homes to the leftFirst place

Cheryl White
Bassano del Grappa, Italy


Lauren LaLonde standing on the edge of a cliff overlooking mountains while holding a Broncos flag that is blowing in the wind

 

Second place

Laura LaLonde
Dunedin, New Zealand



Poi Tavares with the London Eye behind himThird place

Poi Tavares
London, England

 

 

Learn more about these awardees and our photo contest.

See the full list of awards offered by the College of Arts and Sciences.