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WSSU recognizes faculty excellence and service during awards ceremony

From left: Valerie Howard, director of sponsored programs; Interim Provost Carolyn Berry; Stephanie Dance-Barnes, co-chair, Department of Biological Sciences; Uchenna Vasser, associate professor of spanish, Department of World Languages, Teresa Tyson, interim program chair, BSN; Montrale Boykin, chair, Healthcare Management; Alfreda Harper-Harrison, advanced nurse educator, Division of Nursing; Melicia Whitt-Glover, director, Center of Excellence for the Elimination of Health Disparities; Fenghai Guo, assistant professor, Department of Chemistry; and Chancellor Elwood L. Robinson during the faculty awards luncheon on May 1.

Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) recognized faculty for excellence in teaching, research and service during the annual Faculty Awards Luncheon on May 1.

Faculty Awards

John Fountain Master Teacher Award

Dr. Alfreda Harper-Harrison, associate professor of Nursing and director of the Advanced Nurse Educator Option

Wilma Lassiter Master Teacher Award

Dr. Amber DeBono, associate professor of psychology

Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching

Dr. Cynthia S. Bell, associate professor and chair of the Occupational Therapy Program

Bill Sheppard Master Teacher Award

Dr. Cecile Yancu, professor of sociology, Department of Behavioral Sciences

Willie Burke Master Teacher Award

Dr. Chad Markert, assistant professor of exercise physiology, Department of Exercise Physiology

Students’ Choice Teaching Award

Dr. Edward Opoku-Dapaah, professor of sociology, Department of Behavioral Sciences

Joseph Patterson Master Teacher Award

Dr. Lisa Maness, assistant professor, Clinical Laboratory Science

W.B. Atkinson Distinguished Research Award

Dr. Naomi Hall-Byers, associate professor and chair, Department of Psychological Sciences

Wells Fargo Excellence in Teaching Award

Dr. Rachelle R. Barnes, assistant professor, Department of Psychological Sciences

Cedric S. Rodney Distinguished Service Award

Dr. Russell Smith, associate professor of geography, Department of History, Politics, and Social Justice

Sponsored Programs First Time Awardees

Wake Forest School of Medicine

Dr. Stephanie Dance-Barnes, co-chair, Department of Biological Sciences

Partners of the Americas

Dr. Uchenna Vasser, associate professor, Department of World Languages and Cultures

Department of Health Resources and Services Administration

Dr. Teresa Tyson, program chair, Department of Nursing

University of North Carolina General Administration

Dr. Montrale Boykin, chair, Department of Healthcare Management

North Carolina Community College System

Dr. Alfreda Harper-Harrison, advanced nurse educator, Department of Nursing

Washington University – St. Louis School of Medicine

Dr. Melicia Whitt-Glover, director, Center of Excellence for the Elimination of Health Disparities

National Science Foundation

Dr. Fenghai Guo, assistant professor, Department of Chemistry

Highest Dollar Amount of Awards

Department of Nursing

From left: Interim Provost Carolyn Berry, Cassandra El-Amin and Chancellor Robinson during the service recognitions at the Faculty Awards luncheon on May 1. 

Service Awards

30 Years of Service

Cassaundra El-Amin

25 Years of Service

Nathan Stump

Leslie Weisenfeld

Mamudu Yakubu

20 Years of Service

Cynthia Bell

Darina Dicheva

15 Years of Service

Darius Cureton

Glen Holmes

Deborah Ketner

Michelle Leverett

Mueni Muiu

10 Years of Service

Tamika Anderson

JoAnne Banks

William Boone

Yolanda Byrd

Lona Cobb

Rita Darby

Vanessa Duren-Winfield

Charles Ebert

Tammy Evans

Laura Garner

Kineka Hull

Frank Ingram

Keith Irwin

James Jeter

Nikolaos Karagiannis

Yuan Li

Andre Minkins

Deena Moore

Debra O’Connell

Nicole Pekarek

Craig Richardson

Jotinder Sekhon

Daphne Sharpe

Xiuping Tao

Derick Virgil

5 Years of Service

Leslie Allison

Karen Chapman

Sally Ellis

Lisandra Estevez

Shelia Goodwin

Qingxin He

Hye Kim

Chad Markert

Tammara Thomas

Tangela Towns

For more photos from the Faculty Awards Luncheon, please visit WSSU's Flickr album

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