CAS-awardees
College of Arts and Sciences Dean Daryll DeWald, center front, with the 2016 award recipients.

PULLMAN, Wash. – Fourteen faculty, six staff and seven graduate students were honored for outstanding achievement at the fourth annual College of Arts and Sciences Appreciation and Recognition Social.

Gerald Berthiaume, professor of music and acclaimed pianist, received the Distinguished Faculty award in recognition of his 27-year career as an educator, collaborator and performer. He recently released his second solo album, “Struck by Lightning,” on the peer-reviewed WSU Recordings label.

“Our annual awards celebrate exceptional individual accomplishments as well as our shared spirit of inquiry and commitment to excellence,” said Daryll DeWald, dean of the college and master of ceremonies for the event.

The College of Arts and Sciences is one of the largest academic and research colleges in the WSU system and includes more than 550 faculty, nearly 200 staff and more than 850 graduate students.

Read more about each awardee and view the photo gallery.

 

Faculty Career Awards

Distinguished Faculty, Gerald Berthiaume, professor, School of Music

Outstanding Career Achievement, Michael Skinner, professor, School of Biological Sciences

Mid-Career Achievement, Kimberly Christen Withey, associate professor, Department of English

Early Career Achievement, Hans-Henning Kunz, assistant professor, School of Biological Sciences

Outstanding Achievement in International Activities, Noriko Kawamura, associate professor, Department of History

Excellence in Peer Mentoring, Rebecca Craft, professor and associate dean, Department of Psychology

Teaching Excellence Awards

Lutz Memorial Teaching Excellence Award, Michelle McGuire, associate professor, School of Biological Sciences

Mullen Memorial Teaching Award, Matt Stichter, associate professor, School of Politics, Philosophy and Public Affairs

Excellence in Graduate Teaching, Kirk Peterson, professor, Department of Chemistry

Excellence in Graduate Advising and Mentoring, Steven Stehr, associate professor, School of Politics, Philosophy and Public Affairs

Excellence in Teaching by Clinical Faculty, Allyson Beall King, clinical assistant professor, School of the Environment

Excellence in Teaching by an Instructor, Michael Allen, senior instructor, Department of Physics and Astronomy

Excellence in Teaching by a Graduate Student, Stan Swierczek, Department of Mathematics and Statistics

 

Faculty Service Awards

Excellence in Professional Service, Sukanta Bose, professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy

Excellence in Institutional Service, Scot Wherland, professor, Department of Chemistry

Staff Career Awards

Administrative Professional Outstanding Career Achievement, Debbie Arrasmith, fiscal officer and management analyst, Department of Chemistry

Civil Service Outstanding Career Achievement, Valerie Lynch-Holm, electron microscope specialist, Franceschi Microscopy and Imaging Center

Administrative Professional Early Career Achievement, Stephen Langford, instructional laboratory supervisor, Department of Physics and Astronomy

Civil Service Early Career Achievement, Molly Spain, fiscal specialist, Department of Chemistry

Excellence in Undergraduate Advising, Teresa Woolverton, academic advisor, School of Politics, Philosophy and Public Affairs

Excellence in Staff Peer Mentoring, Justine Rupp, senior academic coordinator, School of Biological Sciences

Graduate Student Achievement Awards

Doctoral Student Achievement
Humanities: Sikang Song, history
Sciences: Elham Mafi, physics and astronomy
Social Sciences: Angela Henricks, psychology

Master’s Student Achievement
Arts: Zachery Meier, music
Humanities: Jason Hogstad, history
Social Sciences: Liz Dzialo, sociology