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FAU Hosts 41st Annual Honors Convocation



BOCA RATON, FL (April 14, 2010) – Florida Atlantic University Interim President John F. Pritchett and Interim Provost Diane E. Alperin will host the University’s 41 st annual Honors Convocation on Wednesday, April 14 at 4 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; a distinguished student; the Phi Kappa Phi scholars; the Stan and Renee Wimberly Scholar; the Student Academic Athletes of the Year; and the Outstanding Student Affairs Greek Academics of the Year.

            The volunteer service award, named the FAU Board of Trustees Service Award, will be awarded to an individual 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 year’s award, Dr. Sameer Hinduja of the College of Architecture, Urban and Public Affairs, will present the keynote address.

            “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 to our success.”

           

2010 Florida Atlantic University Honors Convocation Awardees

UNIVERSITY SCHOLARS


College of Architecture, Urban and Public Affairs-


Tung Chui


Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters-


Ashley Charles


College of Business-


Andrea Reino


College of Education-


Nicole Rickard


College of Engineering and Computer Science-


Lea Miller


Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College-                                        


Ryan Grubich


Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing-


Maria Espinel


Charles E. Schmidt College of Science-                                


Aruna Khan


DISTINGUISHED STUDENT AWARD


College of Business-


Rodrigo Diaz


PHI KAPPA PHI SCHOLAR


Charles E. Schmidt College of Science-                                


Yandi Lu

                       


STUDENT ACADEMIC ATHLETES OF THE YEAR            


Softball-                                                                     


Blair Bodenmiller


Football-                                                                                 


Alfred Morris


OUTSTANDING STUDENT AFFAIRS GREEK ACADEMICS OF THE YEAR


Theta Phi Alpha-                                                                    


Amy Cartwright


Delta Tau Delta-                                                                    


Gary Richardson


THE STAN AND RENEE WIMBERLY SCHOLAR


Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College-                                        


Valerie Cannon


ALUMNI “DEGREE OF DIFFERENCE” AWARD


Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters-


Barclay Barrios

                                                                       


FAU BOARD OF TRUSTEES SERVICE AWARD


Charles E. Schmidt College of Biomedical Science-             


Ira Gelb


UNIVERSITY RESEARCHERS OF THE YEAR AWARDS


Sponsored/Project–Oriented Category


Robert Stackman-

Associate Professor of the Year, Charles E. Schmidt College of Science


Francisco Presuel-Moreno-    

Assistant Professor of the Year, College of Engineering and Computer Science

           


Stephen Kajiura-                    


Assistant Professor of the Year, Charles E. Schmidt College of Science


Creative and Scholarly Category


Mark Rose-                            


Professor of the Year, Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters


Diane Green-              


Associate Professor of the Year, College of Architecture, Urban and Public Affairs


Raphael Dalleo-                     


Assistant Professor of the Year, Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters

           


UNIVERSITY TEACHING AND ADVISING AWARDS


Undergraduate Teaching Awards


College of Architecture, Urban & Public Affairs-     


Sameer Hinduja


Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters-     


Douglas McGetchin


Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters-     


Jeffrey Morton


College of Engineering & Computer Science-          


Chaouki Ghenai


Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College-                            


Keith Jakee                


Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College-                            


Julie Earles


Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing-                      


Cynthia Blum

                       


Undergraduate Advising Awards

           


College of Engineering & Computer Science-          


Maria Larrondo Petrie

           


Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College-                            


Timothy Steigenga


Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing-                      


Mary Curran               


THE DISTINGUISHED TEACHER OF THE YEAR


College of Architecture, Urban and Public Affairs-  


Sameer Hinduja




Dr. Sameer Hinduja

Dr. Sameer Hinduja is an associate professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, located in Florida Atlantic University’s Collge of Archicture, Urban and Public Affairs, and co-director of the Cyberbullying Research Center.  He is a member of the research advisory board for Harvard University's Internet Safety Task Force, and works nationally and internationally with schools, law enforcement, businesses, parents, and adolescents to reduce online victimization and its real-world consequences. Hinduja’s most recent book is titled “Bullying Beyond the Schoolyard: Preventing and Responding to Cyberbullying” with Sage Publications (Corwin Press).

Hinduja's interdisciplinary research is widely published in a number of peer-reviewed academic journals, including Journal of Adolescence, Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice; Journal of School Violence, Ethics and Information Technology; CyberPsychology and Behavior; and Security Journal, and has been featured in hundreds of print and online articles around the world, as well as on radio and TV.

Hinduja received his Ph.D. and M.S. in criminal justice from Michigan State University and his B.S. in criminal justice from the University of Central Florida Honors College. He has been with FAU since 2004 and has also won the Researcher of the Year award in 2008.

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

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