Faculty & Staff Awards and Recognitions

Faculty & Staff Awards and Recognitions

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John M. Cassady and Kenneth M. Hale Diversity Enhancement Award

This award, given annually to a faculty or staff member, recognizes accomplishments that go above and beyond a job role and responsibilities. Award recipients can be a member of a campus organization, student, alumni, faculty, staff or a friend of the college who has implemented policies, procedures and/or programs to enhance diversity on the basis of color, race, creed, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran, or military service status, gender identity, economic status, political belief, marital status or social background. There can be more than one recipient in one year.

2016 – Hyun-Su Helen Kim

Past Recipients


Faculty/Staff Award for Community Engagement

Recognizes any faculty/staff member at the College of Pharmacy for exceptional work in community engagement through reciprocity in collaboration with one or more community partners who may be public and/or private sector, local to global, that are external to the university, valuable learning experiences for students and/or other trainees, sustainable contributions, and/or demonstrated impact that addresses an important community need.

  • Recipient awarded at Spring Pharmacy Gala

2019 – Anna Haas-Gehres

Past Recipients


Miriam R. Balshone Memorial Award For Distinguished Teaching in PharmD

Full-time or part-time faculty who teaches in the PharmD curriculum; fair in testing and grading; clear course objectives and expectations; material is organized and presented in a clear and understandable fashion; lectures in a style which is conducive to note-taking and learning (pace, voice, stress of major points, etc.); willingness to solve problems of the student; stimulates thinking and arouses interest in their subject; respects the views and opinions of students.

  • Recipient awarded at PharmD Hooding Ceremony

2020 – Brianne Porter

Past Recipients


Award For Distinguished Teaching in BSPS

Full-time or part-time faculty who teaches in the BSPS curriculum; fair in testing and grading; clear course objectives and expectations; material is organized and presented in a clear and understandable fashion; lectures in a style which is conducive to note-taking and learning (pace, voice, stress of major points, etc.); willingness to solve problems of the student; stimulates thinking and arouses interest in their subject; respects the views and opinions of students.

  • Recipient awarded at BSPS Graduation Celebration

2020 – Jennifer Whetstone

Past Recipients


Outstanding Staff Award

Given to a staff employee of the College of Pharmacy for three or more years (at time of nomination) who provides outstanding and ongoing excellence in services to College of Pharmacy faculty, staff, students, alumni and/or others outside of the college; performs at a level that often exceeds the expectations of one's position; demonstrates initiative and creativity in carrying out one's responsibilities; exhibits a cooperative and supportive approach to others in the college community; and possesses the qualities of being dependable, reliable and self-motivated 

2020 – Katie Watkins

Past recipients


Rising Star Award

Given to a staff employee of the College of Pharmacy for less than three years (at time of nomination) who demonstrates and contributes to ongoing and exceptional growth above and beyond the scope of their position; makes a positive difference in their work environment and inspires a collaborative workplace with colleagues; and demonstrates a willingness to learn and eagerness to contribute to the success of the College of Pharmacy.

2020 – Polly Pinelli


Innovation Award

Given to a College of Pharmacy staff employee or work group/team who developed and/or participated in an innovative project initiative/process improvement during a specified timeframe, in which the results of the project initiative/process improvement enhanced the College of Pharmacy in supporting its mission.

2020 – Julie Legg and Katie Marks