Faculty Recognition Week includes Heritage, Distinguished Professor awards

Louis Zona, left, and Stephen Hanzely receive the YSU Heritage Award.

Louis Zona, left, and Stephen Hanzely receive the YSU Heritage Award at a campus ceremony this week.

Tod Hall Leaders hosted a breakfast this week as part of Faculty Recognition Week.

The celebration continued with the annual Faculty Recognition Awards in Kilcawley Center.

At the banquet, Louis Zona, retired professor and chair of Art, and Stephen Hanzely, retired professor and chair of Physics and Astronomy, received the 2016 Heritage Award. The award, started in 1981, is considered the highest honor for former employees. Also, retired YSU Provost Ikram Khawaja officially accepted the Heritage Award. Khawaja was selected to receive the award in 2015 but was not able to attend last year’s event.

In addition, the following faculty members received Distinguished Professor Awards for 2015-16:

Excellence in Teaching
John Feldmeier, Physics and Astronomy
Karen Larwin, Educational Foundations, Research, Technology and Leadership
Cynthia Shields, Nursing
Carla Simonini, Foreign Languages and Literatures
Linda Strom, English
Mary Yacovone, Health Professions

Excellence in Scholarship
Michael Butcher, Biological Sciences
Joy Christiansen Erb, Art
Michael Crescimanno, Physics and Astronomy
Rebecca Curnalia, Communication
Maria Delost, Health Professions
Patrick Durrell, Physics and Astronomy
Bonita Sharif, Computer Science and Information Systems

Sal Sanders, dean of the College of Graduate Studies, and Annette Burden, professor of Mathematics and Statistics, at the Faculty Recognition Breakfast in Tod Hall. Burden is receiving the Distinguished Professor Award for Excellence in Service.

Sal Sanders, dean of the College of Graduate Studies, and Annette Burden, professor of Mathematics and Statistics, at the Faculty Recognition Breakfast in Tod Hall. Burden is receiving the Distinguished Professor Award for Excellence in Service.

Excellence in Service
Jim Benedict, Physical Therapy
Ewelina Boczkowska, Dana School of Music
Annette Burden, Mathematics and Statistics
Donna DeBlasio, History
Kenneth Learman, Physical Therapy
Johanna Krontiris-Litowitz, Biological Sciences
Diana Palardy, Foreign Languages and Literatures
Ronald Shaklee, Geography
C. Virgil Solomon, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
David E. Stout, Lariccia School of Accounting and Finance

David Stout

David Stout

Patrick Durrell

Patrick Durrell

Distinguished Professor Designation
Patrick Durrell, Physics and Astronomy
David E. Stout, Lariccia School of Accounting and Finance

Watson Merit Awards
Adam C. Earnheardt, Communication
Martha I. Pallante, History