2016 award recipients


Mary Ehrlander. UAF photo by JR Ancheta.

Dr. Mary F. Ehrlander

2016 Emil Usibelli Distinguished Teaching Award

 

WHEREAS Dr. Mary F. Ehrlander has served the University of Alaska Fairbanks with distinction since 2001; and is an exemplary teacher whose mentorship has been instrumental in the successful completion of many students’ degrees; and

WHEREAS Dr. Ehrlander’s students greatly respect and appreciate her rigorous intellectual standards, expertise in both subject matter and academic protocols, and her unwavering support and judicious guidance; and

WHEREAS Dr. Ehrlander’s genuine devotion to the personal and professional development of her students inspires them to emulate her through leadership, team building and effective collaboration in their own fields, to the betterment of all;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the University of Alaska Fairbanks takes great pride in the achievements and contributions of its faculty, and extends its sincere appreciation and gratitude to Dr. Mary F. Ehrlander; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the University, in recognizing the extraordinary excellence in teaching demonstrated by Dr. Mary F. Ehrlander, bestows upon her the Emil Usibelli Distinguished Teaching Award on this day of December 5, 2016.


David Newman. UAF photo by JR Ancheta.

Dr. David E. Newman

2016 Emil Usibelli Distinguished Research Award

WHEREAS Dr. David E. Newman has served the University of Alaska Fairbanks with distinction since 1998; and is a world-class physicist who has made seminal contributions to plasma physics, fusion plasmas and complex systems dynamics; and

WHEREAS Dr. Newman’s exceptional work outside his primary field has far-reaching implications for a range of vital challenges, including supercomputers and global energy networks; and

WHEREAS Dr. Newman complements his exceptional research by communicating it effectively and widely, such that he was also awarded the Usibelli Distinguished Teaching Award in 2015; and is internationally recognized for his leadership in research;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the University of Alaska Fairbanks takes great pride in the achievements and contributions of its faculty, and extends its sincere appreciation and gratitude to Dr. David E. Newman; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the University, in recognizing the extraordinary excellence in research demonstrated by Dr. David E. Newman, bestows upon him the Emil Usibelli Distinguished Research Award on this day of December 5, 2016.


Laura Diane Carsten Conner. UAF photo by JR Ancheta.

Dr. Laura Diane Carsten Conner

2016 Emil Usibelli Distinguished Service Award

WHEREAS Dr. Laura Diane Carsten Conner has served the University of Alaska Fairbanks with distinction since 2007; and is a tireless proponent of the importance of learning science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics — STEAM — in all age groups, but especially among middle-school girls; and

WHEREAS Dr. Conner’s positive attitude, structured and fair approach, attention to detail, emotional intelligence and cultural sensitivity have made her a respected and sought-after STEAM trainer for teachers and parents; and

WHEREAS Dr. Conner has dedicated her career to engaging students in science and in bridging the gaps between K-12 and college, and between the University of Alaska Fairbanks and the local community;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the University of Alaska Fairbanks takes great pride in the achievements and contributions of its faculty, and extends its sincere appreciation and gratitude to Dr. Laura Diane Carsten Conner; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the University, in recognizing the extraordinary excellence in service demonstrated by Dr. Laura Diane Carsten Conner, bestows upon her the Emil Usibelli Distinguished Service Award on this day of December 5, 2016.

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