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Annual Employee Awards and Recognition Event Held

Meredith College held its annual awards and recognition celebration for employees on April 15, 2024. Faculty and Staff recognition awards were presented, and employees who reached milestone years of employment during the 2023-24 academic year were  recognized for their service. 

Employees who will retire at the end of this academic year were recognized for their contributions to Meredith:

  • Student Leadership & Service Office Manager Kathy Owen, 
  • Professor of Chemistry Walda Powell
  • President Jo Allen

The following recognition awards were presented to faculty and staff during the event.

Access Award:
Dylan Glotzer, Assistant Professor of Mathematics

The Access Award is intended to honor a member of the faculty or staff at Meredith College who has made significant contributions toward the advocacy, support, encouragement, and success of students with disabilities. Nominations are collected from students with disabilities and are voted on by the Disability Services Panel. 

Staff Recognition Awards:
Hilary Wilkinson, Director, Meredith Autism Program
Cindy Godwin, Associate Vice President, Institutional Advancement

Two Staff Recognition Awards are presented each year to recognize Meredith staff members who, through their job performance, have demonstrated initiative, teamwork, extra effort, and outstanding customer service to the  Meredith community. All non-faculty employees who have been employed by the College for at least a year are eligible for the award. Nominations from faculty, staff, and students are submitted to the Staff Affairs  Committee, which selects the two recipients. 

Adjunct Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching:

Sandra Pesoli Adjunct Instructor of Italian
Jason Newport, Adjunct Instructor of English

The Adjunct Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching is based on the impact of the adjunct faculty member who,  through their job performance has demonstrated initiative, teamwork, extra effort, and outstanding customer service to the Meredith community.  

Harry and Marion Eberly Faculty Development Award:
Megan Serr, Assistant Professor of Biology

In 1991, as part of the FAME Endowment, Harry and Marion Eberly established this award to express a commitment to the ideals of Meredith College and to provide faculty with assistance to develop their expertise. The first award was presented in 1993. The selection of recipients is based on recommendations from faculty, staff, and students. 

Pauline Davis Perry Award for Excellence in Teaching:
Anne York, Professor of Economics

The Pauline Davis Perry Award for Excellence in Teaching, awarded since 1980, recognizes outstanding teachers at Meredith. Current students and alumnae tell us that the strength of Meredith College resides with its faculty and their work with students. Nominations and letters of support are obtained from faculty, staff, and students. Student input is specifically requested from student organizations and student leaders. 

Pauline Davis Perry Award for Research, Publication, and/or Artistic Achievement:
Holly Fischer, Assistant Professor of Studio Art

The Pauline Davis Perry Award for excellence in scholarship and professional achievement has been presented to faculty since 1980. This award recognizes outstanding research, publication, and/or artistic achievement.  Faculty, staff, and students provide nominations and letters of support for this award. 

Ida H. Friday Faculty Award:
Candalyn Rade, Assistant Professor of Psychology

The Ida H. Friday Fund at Meredith College is an endowment established in honor of Mrs. Friday, a graduate of the Meredith Class of 1941. The Friday family created the fund to provide support to a member of the faculty to enhance his or her general academic advancement, travel, or achievement with preference given to younger faculty.

The Allen and Barbara Page Presidential Award:
Robbie Hulon, Department of Facilities

In 2011, the Presidential Staff Award was renamed the Allen and Barbara Page Presidential Award to honor  Allen and Barbara Page. Allen is the retired Vice President for Academic Programs and Barbara is a member of the Class of 1954. The Allen and Barbara Page Presidential Award is presented to the staff member who shows exemplary service to the Meredith community. The President of the College selects the recipient based on recommendations submitted by faculty, staff, and students. 

Laura Harrill Presidential Award:
Heather Sanderson, Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator, Health, Exercise and Sport Sciences
Callie DeBellis, Assistant Professor of Spanish, Director of Meredith in Italy
Jennifer McMillen, Associate Professor, Food and Nutrition; Department Chair, Nutrition, Health and Human Performance

Since 1980, two Laura Harrill Presidential Awards have been presented to faculty who have made significant contributions to the betterment of Meredith College. The President of the College selects the recipients based on recommendations from faculty, staff, and students.

Melyssa Allen

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