UM-Flint Presents Awards at 2017 Fall Convocation

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UM-Flint College of Arts and Sciences Dean Susan Gano-Phillips introduces new Associate Professor of Engineering Tariq Shamim
UM-Flint College of Arts and Sciences Dean Susan Gano-Phillips introduces new Associate Professor of Engineering Tariq Shamim

The University of Michigan-Flint held its annual Fall Convocation August 31 at the university theatre to celebrate those receiving faculty awards, promotion and/or tenure, and to honor those receiving service awards. New faculty were also welcomed, faculty who have passed away were remembered, and new staff were recognized.

Twenty new faculty and thirty-six new staff were announced at the event. Nineteen faculty and staff received promotions and/or tenure. Eleven faculty were honored with service awards, ranging from 10 or more years of service, to 30 years or more.

Faculty Awards:

Teaching Excellence Award

Scholarly or Creative Achievement Award

  • Hiba Wehbe-Alamah, Associate Professor of Nursing

Distinguished Service Award

  • Maureen Tippen, Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing

Lawrence D. Kugler Academic Advisor Excellence Award

Dr. Lois Matz Rosen Junior Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award

  • Seung-Jin Lee, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Dorothea E. Wyatt Award

Alvin D. Loving Junior Faculty Initiative Award

Lucinda Hinsdale Stone Senior Faculty Award

  • Heather Dawson, Associate Professor of Biology

Lucinda Hinsdale Stone Junior Faculty Award

Collegiate Lecturer Award

Provost Teaching Awards:

Faculty Service Award Recipients:

10 years or more:
  • Nicole Broughton
  • Jamie Koonmen
  • Marcus Paroske
20 years or more:
  • Jeffrey Kupperman
  • Dave Larsen Jr.
30 years or more:
  • Lois Alexander
  • Donna Fry
  • Jan Furman
  • Nancy Gouin
  • Charles Thomas Jr.
  • Christine Waters

Promotions:

College of Arts & Sciences

From associate professor with tenure to professor with tenure

  • Jacob S. Blumner
  • Shu-Yi Tu

From assistant professor to associate professor with tenure

  • James Alsup
  • Danielle M. De La Mare
  • Stephanie C. Dean
  • Cameron McLeman
  • Victoria C. Morckel
  • Kevin L. Tang
  • Benedicte Veillet

School of Health Professions & Studies

From assistant professor to associate professor with tenure

  • Jennifer Blackwood
  • Gergana D. Kodjebacheva
  • Amy M. Yorke

School of Management

From assistant professor to associate professor with tenure

  • Shichun Xu

School of Nursing

From associate professor with tenure to professor with tenure

  • Hiba B. Wehbe-Alamah

From assistant professor to associate professor with tenure

  • Marilyn S. Filter
  • Maureen P. Tippen

Frances Willson Thompson Library

From senior associate librarian to librarian

  • Laura Friesen

From assistant librarian to associate librarian

  • Elizabeth Svoboda
  • Matthew Wolverton

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