Fairmont State University’s outstanding faculty members were recognized on Wednesday, May 2, during the Recognition of Faculty Achievement luncheon for their exemplary efforts throughout the 2017-2018 academic year.
“The hard work and dedication of our Fairmont State faculty make this campus a home for our students,” said Fairmont State President Mirta Martin. “Thank you for all that you do. We could not fulfill our mission without you.”
The following faculty members were honored at the event: Erica Harvey, William A. Boram Award for Teaching Excellence; Jan Kiger, Harold and Roselyn Williamson Straight Award; Paul Reneau, Faculty Recognition Award; Nathan Myers, Fairmont State Foundation Fellow Award; Robin Payne, Fairmont State Foundation Grant; Amanda Metcalf, Excellence in Academic Advising Award; Brittany Cuchta, Outstanding Adjunct Award.
In addition to the above awards, President Martin acknowledged three retiring members of the faculty leadership: Provost Christina Lavorata; Associate Provost Jack Kirby; and Dean Bob Mild.
“Celebrations such as today’s luncheon truly bring to light the achievements and hard work that the faculty do, and the Foundation is proud to share in your successes by providing awards that will further your work in support of educating our students,” said RJ Gimbl, President of the Fairmont State Foundation. “On behalf of the Board of Directors, staff and donors to the Fairmont State Foundation, we congratulate all of you on your achievements, your dedication to your work and for making Fairmont State University the successful institution that it is today.”
The following faculty members were promoted to Full Professor: Erin Hippolyte, Mahmood Hossain. The following faculty members were recognized for their promotion to Associate Professor and received Tenure: Amy Godfrey, Theresa Jones, Joseph Kremer, Leisa Muto, Robin Payne. The following faculty members were honored with Emeriti Status: Phillip Berryhill, Jack Kirby, Christina Lavorata, Robert Mild, Donald Moroose, Linda Turchin.
The event was hosted by the Faculty Development Committee, the Office of Academic Affairs and the Fairmont State Foundation. Funding for the awards and grants is provided by the Office of Academic Affairs and the Fairmont State Foundation.