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FAU to Host Honors Convocation

            BOCA RATON, FL (April 16, 2007) – Florida Atlantic University President Frank T. Brogan and Provost John Pritchett will host the University’s 38 th Honors Convocation on Tuesday, April 17 at 5 p.m. at the University Theater, in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, on FAU’s Boca Raton campus, 777 Glades Road.

            The annual ceremony recognizes the University’s most outstanding students and faculty. (A full list of honorees is listed below.)   Students to be honored include eight university scholars, representing each of FAU’s colleges; the Phi Kappa Phi scholars; the Stan and Renee Wimberly Scholar; and the Student Academic Athletes of the Year.

            A new award will be given at this year’s convocation, the Nancy Blosser Service Award.   It is named in honor of Board of Trustee member Nancy Blosser, who has a long record of rendering volunteer service to the University.   The Nancy Blosser Service Award will be given to Hank Stern, who was instrumental in helping to launch FAU’s commercial music program.

            Faculty honors include the presentation of the FAU National Alumni Association’s Degree of Difference Award, University Researchers of the Year awards, teaching and advising awards, and the Distinguished Teacher of the Year Award, which is determined by FAU students. The recipient of this award, Dr. Kathryn Keller of the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, will present the keynote address.

2007 Florida Atlantic University Honors Convocation Awardees

UNIVERSITY SCHOLARS

College of Architecture, Urban and Public Affairs                        Deborah Bruce
Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters                           Kristina Countryman
Barry Kaye College of Business                                                     Deborah Donaldson
College of Education                                                                         Andrea Schlessel
College of Engineering and Computer Science                          Jaime Fraser
Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College                                                   Laura Owens
Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing                                            Joshua Phillips
Charles E. Schmidt College of Science                                        Natalia Acosta

DISTINGUISHED STUDENT AWARD
Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters                         Rhonda Graves

PHI KAPPA PHI SCHOLARS
Charles E. Schmidt College of Science                              Lorraine Fuhrman           

STUDENT ACADEMIC ATHLETES OF THE YEAR                  

Megan Coyne and Ryan Kinsley

THE UNIVERSITY CLUB SCHOLAR

College of Engineering and Computer Science                Christopher Vinci

THE STAN AND RENEE WIMBERLY SCHOLAR

Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College                                              Eric Seymour

NANCY BLOSSER SERVICE AWARD

Henry Stern

UNIVERSITY RESEARCHERS OF THE YEAR AWARDS
Jie Wu    
Professor of the Year – Sponsored/Project Oriented, Engineering and Computer Science

Allan Barsky                             
Professor of the Year – Creative/ Scholarly, Social Work

Yoshimi Shibata                        
Associate Professor of the Year – Sponsored/Project Oriented, Biomedical Sciences

Mihaela Cardei             
Assistant Professor of the Year – Sponsored/Project Oriented, Engineering and Computer Sciences  

UNIVERSITY TEACHING AND ADVISING AWARDS 2006-07

Undergraduate Teaching Awards    

Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters              Gina Carreno             
Barry Kaye College of Business                                        Patrick Bernet              
Barry Kaye College of Business                                        Eric Chiang
College of Education                                                            Joseph Furner
College of Education                                                            Mary Lou Duffy
Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing                                Marguerite Purnell
College of Engineering & Computer Science                  Khaled Sobhan
College of Engineering & Computer Science                  Martin Solomon

Undergraduate Advising Awards
Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts & Letters     Prisca Augustyn
College of Education                                              Marsha Lynch
Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College                        Terje Hoim                   

THE DISTINGUISHED TEACHER OF THE YEAR
Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing                  Kathryn Keller

            For more information on the Honors Convocation, call 561-297-0884.

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