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'Awesome and inspiring'

Denver Campus faculty recognized

9/10/2012
Provost Nairn and Charles Ferguson

By University Communications

DENVER - The annual Faculty Excellence awardees were announced in April. Then, the Denver Campus honorees were recognized Sept. 7 during a reception in the North Classroom atrium.

Participants were welcomed by Laura Goodwin, associate vice chancellor for Academic Affairs. "Your contributions are awesome and inspiring."


Provost Rod Nairn said this is "an event I really look forward to every year. We come together to honor faculty who've made outstanding contributions over the last year in teaching, research and creative activities, librarianship, faculty mentoring and service."

Nairn reviewed the process through which recipients are selected from peer nominations. Honorees in each category were recognized and presented with certificates. As Nairn described the achievements of the top awardee in each category, they stepped forward to receive a commemorative piece.

The category honorees for 2012 are:

  • Margarita Bianco, Excellence in Teaching
  • Joan Bihun, Excellence in Teaching
  • Zhiyong "Jason" Ren, Excellence in Research and Creative Work
  • Charles Ferguson, Excellence in Service
  • Ellen Metter, Excellence in Librarianship
  • Kevin Rens, Excellence in Mentoring

View a complete list, including Anschutz Medical Campus honorees online.

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