2018 award recipients

 


Patty Martinez Meritt. UAF photo by JR Ancheta.

Patty Martinez Meritt

2018 Emil Usibelli Distinguished Teaching Award

WHEREAS Ms. Patty Martinez Meritt has served the University of Alaska Fairbanks with distinction since 1986; and is beloved by her students for her unstinting and personalized support of their individual academic and professional goals, and for inspiring them to excellence through her own demonstration of commitment to the field of early childhood education; and

WHEREAS Ms. Meritt been instrumental in expanding the type and scope of education-related offerings at the University, including professional development projects, instructional videos, community workshops and a bachelor’s degree program; and

WHEREAS Ms. Meritt has pursued new teaching avenues as technological advances became available, including developing the first correspondence and web-based classes for early childhood education, thereby expanding students’ educational opportunities;

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 Ms. Patty Martinez Meritt; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the University, in recognizing the extraordinary excellence in teaching demonstrated by Ms. Patty Martinez Meritt, bestows upon her the Emil Usibelli Distinguished Teaching Award on this day of May 7, 2018.

 


Matthew Wooller. UAF photo by JR Ancheta.

Dr. Matthew Wooller

2018 Emil Usibelli Distinguished Research Award

WHEREAS Dr. Matthew Wooller has served the University of Alaska Fairbanks with distinction since 2002; and has been an extremely productive and innovative research scientist, especially regarding isotope techniques in environmental and ecological studies, with a remarkable number of publications in peer-reviewed journals; and

WHEREAS Dr. Wooller has been extremely successful in securing important grants, including one from the National Science Foundation that now provides Alaska with a technology previously unavailable in the State; and

WHEREAS Dr. Wooller excels in teaching students modern methods and applications of stable isotope analysis; and is greatly admired by both colleagues and students for his leadership, collegiality and professionalism;

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. Matthew Wooller; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the University, in recognizing the extraordinary excellence in research demonstrated by Dr. Matthew Wooller, bestows upon him the Emil Usibelli Distinguished Research Award on this day of May 7, 2018.

 


Charlie Dexter. UAF photo by JR Ancheta.

Mr. Charles N. Dexter

2018 Emil Usibelli Distinguished Service Award

WHEREAS Mr. Charles N. Dexter has served the University of Alaska Fairbanks with distinction since 1985; and has used his enthusiasm and creativity to forge new programs and partnerships that have expanded the educational and entrepreneurial opportunities for countless Alaskans; and

WHEREAS Mr. Dexter was instrumental in the development of a dual high school and college enrollment program, helping to raise many thousands of dollars to help defray the cost to students; and

WHEREAS Mr. Dexter is respected in the community for his blend of business acumen and customer service focus that he employs to help businesses and nonprofit organizations achieve success and recognition; and is well-known in the Interior for his long-running newspaper columns on service and civic engagement;

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 Mr. Charles N. Dexter; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the University, in recognizing the extraordinary excellence in service demonstrated by Mr. Charles N. Dexter, bestows upon him the Emil Usibelli Distinguished Service Award on this day of May 7, 2018.