Winners of the campus-wide awards at the 2013 Faculty Excellence Awards at CU Denver

Thirty-three faculty members at CU Denver received awards at the 2013 Celebration of Faculty Excellence on Friday.

Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Laura Goodwin delivered introductory remarks at the event in the North Classroom atrium and Provost Rod Nairn presented the certificates and plaques.

“Your work is awesome and inspiring,” Goodwin told the awardees. “The process is more difficult every year.”

Selection committees in the areas of non-tenure-track faculty, service, faculty mentoring, research and creative activities, and teaching — each consisting of award winners from the previous two years — selected the campus winners.

“It’s a pleasure to do this every year,” Nairn said. “It’s terrific to recognize our outstanding faculty for their contributions to our various missions.”

Campus-wide and grad-school mentoring awardees:

Six faculty members received campus-wide awards: Rakissa Cribari, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences; Tanya Heikkila, School of Public Affairs; Elaine Jurries, Auraria Library; Pam Laird, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences; Paul Stretesky, School of Public Affairs; and Bryan Wee, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.

A new award this year, the Graduate School Dean’s Mentoring Award, presented by Graduate School Dean Barry Shur, had three awardees: Elizabeth Allen, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences; John Brett, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences; and Danielle Varda, School of Public Affairs.

For a list of all winners, click here.

(Photo: Campus-wide faculty excellence winners are, from left, Bryan Wee, Rakissa Cribari, Tanya Heikkila and Paul Stretesky. Not pictured are Pam Laird and Elaine Jurries.)

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