Please join me in celebrating the outstanding achievements of
our faculty, staff, students and alumni
at the 43rd Annual Awards of Excellence.
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Meany Hall Auditorium
3:30 p.m. Awards Ceremony
4:30 p.m. Reception with light refreshments
Reservations are not required.
The Awards of Excellence ceremony honors members of the UW community who exemplify
the University’s values with special distinction. While the first ceremony was
held in 1970, the origins of these awards date back to 1938, when the Alumnus
Summa Laude Dignatus Award was first presented. Since that time, other awards
have been added to pay tribute to individuals from across our UW community who
have demonstrated exceptional talents, dedication and service.
To read more about these awards and their history, visit the Honors & Awards site.
2013 UW Awards of Excellence Recipients
Distinguished Staff Award
Given to staff who contribute to the mission of their unit and the
University, respond creatively to challenges, maintain the highest standards in
their work, establish productive working relationships and promote a respectful
and supportive workplace.
- Sarah Jackins, Exercise
Training Center, UWMC
- Carol Kummet, Palliative Care Social
- Robert Lubin, Housing
& Food Services
- James Cobb, Dale A. Hubler, Brian McNally, Roy Obenchain, Alexander
Safir, Skylar Thompson, Charles Winston and Elizabeth Young, Genome
Sciences Tech Team
- Mira M. Emmanuel-Ogier, Harald S. Haugen, Ting Hong, Lara S.
Kidoguchi, Meighan L. Krows, Susan A. Morrison, Dana Panteleeff and
Katherine K. Thomas, Partners
PrEP Study Team, Global Health
David B. Thorud Leadership Award
Given to one UW faculty member and one staff member who have
demonstrated exceptional abilities to lead, serve, inspire and collaborate with
- Faculty Award, Nancy B. Alarcon, Speech
& Hearing Sciences
- Staff Award, Susan Terry, UW
Distinguished Librarian Award
Recognizes excellence in librarianship, especially as it benefits the
academic community through teaching, research, learning and innovative approaches
- Glenda J. Pearson, Microform and Newspaper Collections, University Libraries
Alumni Association Distinguished Service Award
Given to individuals who make outstanding efforts on behalf of the UW
Alumni Association and the University.
- Bryan Pearce (Awarded Posthumously)
Distinguished Retiree Excellence in Community
Given to a faculty member or staff retiree for the quality of the
individual’s contributions, subsequent to retirement, in service to the
community locally, regionally, nationally or internationally.
- Richard Simkins, UAA
Distinguished Teaching Award
Presented to faculty who show a mastery of their subject matter,
intellectual rigor and a passion for teaching.
- Holly Barker, Anthropology
- John Byron Manchak, Philosophy
- Jim Pfaendtner, Chemical
- André Punt, Aquatic
and Fishery Sciences
- Phillip Thurtle, Comparative
History of Ideas
- Ronald L. Tilden, Business, UW Bothell
- Carolyn M. West, Interdisciplinary
Arts and Sciences, UW Tacoma
Excellence in Teaching Award
Given to graduate teaching assistants who demonstrate outstanding skills
in the classroom.
- Deepa Bhandaru, Political
- Chi Hou Lei, Mechanical
Distinguished Contributions to Lifelong Learning Award
Presented to faculty who have taught for at least two years in
non-degree programs sponsored by the UW and aimed at adults who are pursuing
professional development, personal interest or career redirection.
- James B. DeLong, Social
S. Sterling Munro Public Service Teaching Award
Recognizes a faculty member who has demonstrated exemplary leadership in
community-based instruction, including service learning, public service
internships and community partnership projects.
- Eleanor Bond, Biobehavioral
Nursing and Health Systems
University Faculty Lecture Award
Honors current or emeriti faculty whose research, scholarship or art is
widely recognized by their peers and whose achievements have had a substantial
impact on their profession.
- Stephen Gloyd, Global
Health and Health Services
Marsha L. Landolt Distinguished Graduate Mentor Award
Recognizes faculty members who have made outstanding contributions to
the education and guidance of graduate students.
- Fred Rieke, Physiology
Outstanding Public Service Award
Presented to a faculty or staff member to honor extensive local and/or
national and international service.
- Katherine Beckett, Sociology and Law, Societies & Justice
Distinguished Alumni Veteran Award
Bestowed on a veteran graduate who has made a positive impact through community service and civic engagement.
- Rear Adm. Herbert Bridge, USN, Ret., ’47
Awarded to two graduating seniors who have achieved the most
distinguished academic records at the University—one to a student who has
completed at least three-fourths of his or her degree requirements at the UW
and one to a student who entered the University from a Washington community
- Bethanny Danskin
- Michelle Drews
Alumnus Summa Laude Dignatus Award
Awarded to a former UW student whose lifetime achievements have earned
him or her national or international prominence.
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