The College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences Fall 2013 Faculty Convocation was opened by Dean Kate Hawkins on Thursday, August 22, 2013 in Porterfield Hall's Pridemore Playhouse. Dean Hawkins welcomed everyone back to the University for the academic year. Many were honored for outstanding accomplishments and long-time service. New faculty were introduced as was a new program to choose CHBS Student Ambassador's from each department and the School to represent us at events and assist with guests. The Dean presented her goals for the year and Ron Davenport from Moseley Architects presented a slide show which highlighted a number of special features of the upcoming new CHBS building proposed to open in Fall 2016.
Here are some highlights of the College meeting:
Dean Kate Hawkins opens 2013 CHBS Fall Faculty Convocation
Erin Berman (School of Communication), 2013 winner of the Anna Lee Stewart Award for Contributions to Faculty Development
Dr. Tom Pierce (Department of Psychology), 2013 winner of the Donald M. Dedmon Distinguished teaching Professor Award
Dr. Guy Axtell (Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies), 2013 winner of the CHBS Distinguished Scholarship Award
Dr. Mary Atwell (Department of Criminal Justice), 2013 winner of the CHBS Distinguished Teaching Award
Dr. Mary Atwell receives recognition from Dr. Margaret Hrezo (Department of Political Science) for her 25 years of service to Radford University
Dr. Carole Seyfrit (Department of Sociology) is recognized by Dr. Jeanne Mekolichick (Department of Sociology) for her many years of service to Radford University.
Receiving tenure and promoted to Associate Professor (Left to Right): Dr. Elizabeth Lyman (Department of Sociology), Dr. Valerie Leake (Department of Psychology), Dr. Tracy Cohn (Department of Psychology), Dr. Guy Axtell (Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies), Dr. I-Ping Fu (Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures), Dr. Blas Hernandez (Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures)
Promoted to Full Professor (Left to Right): Dr. Robert Williams (Department of English), Dr. Laurie Cubbison (Department of English), Dr. Erin Webster-Garrett (Department of English) (Not pictured: Dr. Mary Ferrari, Department of History, and Dr. Jeanne Mekolichick, Department of Sociology).