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
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.