College of Arts & Sciences honors faculty and staff

Posted on May 04, 2022

Three people stand holding plaque

Three people stand holding plaque

On Monday, May 2, the College of Arts & Sciences held its annual End-of-Year celebration to honor faculty and staff for excellence in teaching, advising, service, and more. The event was held in Cone Ballroom with Dean John Z. Kiss delivering remarks.

View photos from the event below. This year’s award recipients included:


Ann Ashby (College of Arts & Sciences Dean’s Office) – 10 years
Maruja Torres-Antonini (Interior Architecture) – 8 years
Dodie Booton (College of Arts & Sciences Advising) 13 years
Dorothy Davis (Anthropology) – 42 years
Lisa Janvari (Languages, Literatures, & Cultures) – 25 years
Spoma Jovanovic (Communication Studies) – 20 years
Bruce Kirchoff (Biology) – 36 years
Pamela Ladrow (Psychology) – 17 years
Cristina Moreira (Biology) – 5 years
Stephen Ruzicka (History) – 42 years
Fereidoon Sadri (Computer Science) – 28 years
Susan Shelmerdine (Classical Studies) – 41 years
Michael Shelton (Chemistry & Biochemistry) – 13 years
Mary Swantek (College of Arts & Sciences Development Office) – 16 years

Dean’s Award for the Promotion of Diversity and Inclusiveness

Gabriela Stein (Psychology)

College Teaching Excellence Awards

Jeremy Ingraham (Biology)
Ayalew Osena (Biology)
Jason Reddick (Chemistry & Biochemistry)

College Staff Excellence Awards

Ann Ashby (College of Arts & Sciences Dean’s Office)
Shannon Lovett (College of Arts & Sciences Dean’s Office)
Melinda Wolf (Psychology)

College Advising Awards

Plaxedes T. Chitiyo (Geography, Environment, and Sustainability)
Jenni Simon (Communication Studies)

Bernard Glickman Dean’s Professorships

Brittany Cassidy (Psychology)
Shabnam Hematian (Chemistry and Biochemistry)

Service Awards

View full list of service pin recipients.

Story and photography by Elizabeth Keri, College of Arts & Sciences

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