2010 award recipients

Teaching

Rich Boone

Dr. Richard D. Boone

WHEREAS Dr. Richard D. Boone has served the University of Alaska Fairbanks with distinction since 1995; and is an innovative teacher who successfully implements pedagogical techniques he has acquired through external training and through his own self-assessment and impetus; and

WHEREAS Dr. Boone’s dedication to student success and his energetic use of active-learning techniques in the classroom result in consistently outstanding assessment scores from his students; and devotes equal enthusiasm to teaching undergraduates, graduates and lifelong learners; and

WHEREAS Dr. Boone is developing the abilities of others to teach science successfully through the establishment of a graduate course in teaching science at the University; and is seeking to expand excellence in science education throughout Alaska;

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. Richard D. Boone; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the University, in recognizing the extraordinary excellence in teaching demonstrated by Dr. Richard D. Boone, bestows upon him the Emil Usibelli Distinguished Teaching Award on this day of May 3, 2010.


Research

Tom Weingartner

Dr. Thomas J. Weingartner

WHEREAS Dr. Thomas J. Weingartner has served the University of Alaska Fairbanks with distinction since 1991; and is widely known and highly respected for the quality of his research and for his subsequent expertise in Alaska oceanography; and

WHEREAS Dr. Weingartner brings great distinction to the University for his work on matters of great import to Alaskans, especially those of coastal communities; and whose widely cited research informs a range of topics such as fisheries and climate change; and

WHEREAS Dr. Weingartner is sought by government agencies and private enterprise for assistance in understanding the characteristics of Alaska’s oceans; and is a gracious and supportive mentor to University students interested in exploring scientific research careers of their own;

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. Thomas J. Weingartner; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the University, in recognizing the extraordinary excellence in research demonstrated by Dr. Thomas J. Weingartner, bestows upon him the Emil Usibelli Distinguished Research Award on this day of May 3, 2010.
 


Service

Dr. Kara L. Nance

WHEREAS Dr. Kara L. Nance has served the University of Alaska Fairbanks with distinction since 1993; and has throughout her career served her students, the University, the Fairbanks community and the public in general with innovation and spirit; and

WHEREAS Dr. Nance has studied, devised and promoted improvements in the teaching of science and technology at all levels of education; and has been especially concerned with the engagement of young, underrepresented students in those fields; and

WHEREAS Dr. Nance has demonstrated tremendous leadership in establishing research and training programs in computer security at the University, the effects of which reach beyond Fairbanks to communities and educational institutions across the Nation;

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. Kara L. Nance; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the University, in recognizing the extraordinary excellence in service demonstrated by Dr. Kara L. Nance, bestows upon her the Emil Usibelli Distinguished Service Award on this day of May 3, 2010.
 

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