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FAU Hosts 39th Annual Honors Convocation

            BOCA RATON, FL (April 9, 2008) – Florida Atlantic University President Frank T. Brogan and Provost John Pritchett will host the University’s 39 th annual Honors Convocation on Wednesday, April 9 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 attached.)  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.

            The volunteer service award, named the FAU Board of Trustees Service Award, will be awarded to someone who has a record of rendering volunteer service to the university.

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

            “The honors convocation is a long-standing tradition at FAU,” said Pritchett.   “This gives the university a chance to recognize our outstanding faculty, students and others who have contributed a great deal to our success.”

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

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2008 Florida Atlantic University Honors Convocation Awardees

UNIVERSITY SCHOLARS

College of Architecture, Urban and Public Affairs                       Lester Machado

Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters                         Cyndi Amaya

Barry Kaye College of Business                                                 Joshuan Perera

College of Education                                                                  Bethany Alden

College of Engineering and Computer Science                Jeff Dusek

Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College                                              Sarah Fannin

Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing                              Galina Dorfman

Charles E. Schmidt College of Science                           Karen Prikkel

DISTINGUISHED STUDENT AWARD

Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing                              Seeta Nanoo

PHI KAPPA PHI SCHOLAR

Charles E. Schmidt College of Science                           Ximena Tavares

                       

STUDENT ACADEMIC ATHLETES OF THE YEAR                  

Blair Bodenmiller and Chris Eberhart

THE UNIVERSITY CLUB SCHOLAR

Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College                                              Edward Fulton

THE STAN AND RENEE WIMBERLY SCHOLAR

Barry Kaye College of Business                                                 Robert Jividen

ALUMNI “DEGREE OF DIFFERENCE” AWARD

Barry Kaye College of Business                                                 Kimberly Dunn

FAU BOARD OF TRUSTEES SERVICE AWARD

David Gury

UNIVERSITY RESEARCHERS OF THE YEAR AWARDS

            Sponsor Project Oriented

            Hassan Mahfuz             Professor of the Year, Ocean Engineering

            Edward Large                           Associate Professor of the Year, Complex Systems & Brain Sciences

            Hari Kalva                                 Assistant Professor of the Year, Engineering and Computer Science

            Creative/Scholarly

            Jan Walsh Hokenson                 Professor of the Year, Languages, Linguistics & Comparative Studies

            Timothy Steigenga                     Associate Professor of the Year, Political Science

Sameer Hinduja                         Assistant Professor of the Year, Criminology & Criminal Justice

           

UNIVERSITY TEACHING AND ADVISING AWARDS 2007-08

            Undergraduate Teaching Awards

            Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College                                  Hilary Edwards             

            Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College                                  Amy McLaughlin          

             College of Engineering & Computer Science                  Bassem Alhalabi

            College of Engineering & Computer Science                  Shihong Huang

            Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts & Letters    Mark Frezzo

            Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts & Letters    Elena Machado

            College of Architecture, Urban & Public Affairs             Clifford McCue

           

            Undergraduate Advising Awards

            College of Engineering & Computer Science                  Digna Mejia                              

            Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts & Letters    Martha Mendoza

            Charles E. Schmidt College of Science               Shari Goldstein             

THE DISTINGUISHED TEACHER OF THE YEAR

             Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing                 Rose Sherman *

Dr. Rose Sherman

Dr. Rose Sherman joined the faculty of the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing in June of 2002 as director of the Nursing Leadership Institute.  Prior to assuming this position, Sherman had a 25 year career with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) where she held leadership positions at five major VA Medical Centers, including the West Palm Beach, Miami, New York, Seattle and the Washington DC VA Medical Centers.

Sherman graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a BSN in nursing and a BA in political science from the University of Florida.   Her master’s degree in nursing is from the Catholic University of America in Washington DC, and her doctorate is in nursing leadership from Teachers College, Columbia University in New York City.  

Sherman is currently an assistant professor of nursing and the coordinator for both the clinical nurse leader and nursing administration graduate programs.   She has been the principal investigator on nursing leadership development program grants exceeding 1.5 million dollars over the past six years. In 2005, Sherman was named Florida Nurse Leader of the Year by the Florida Organization of Nurse Executives for the work that she has done in the state developing nursing leaders.  In 2006, she was one of twenty nursing leaders nationwide selected by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for a three year Executive Nurse Fellowship. 

Sherman has been married for 35 years to her husband Jim, a retired Coast Guard officer and currently the assistant county administrator in Martin County.   They have one son, Mark, who is a first year law student at the University of Chicago.

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