May 1, 2009
Natalia Kolyesnikova, College of Human Sciences, is one of eight new faculty members honored by the Texas Tech Alumni Association (TTAA). (L-R) TTAA Executive Vice President and CEO Bill Dean, Chancellor Kent Hance, Kolyesnikova, President Guy Bailey.
Dozens of Texas Tech University faculty members received awards April 21 for their quality teaching and research during the annual Faculty Honors Convocation.
“We have wonderful faculty at Texas Tech,” said Bob Smith, provost. “The annual convocation is a way to recognize the very best in teaching, research and service in our academic community. I am honored to work with so many talented and creative individuals.”
The Texas Tech Alumni Association and the Texas Tech Parents Association also presented annual awards during the convocation.
These awards go to three faculty members who have demonstrated distinction in teaching, research and service.
The Texas Tech Association of Parents Barnie E. Rushing Jr. Faculty Distinguished
Ronald Chesser, College of Arts and Sciences
The Association Faculty Distinguished Leadership Award: John Howe, College of Arts and Sciences
The Hemphill Wells New Professor Excellence in Teaching Award: Michael Fuertes, College of Arts and Sciences
The Spencer A. Wells Award for Creativity in Teaching: Stephanie Borst, College of Arts and Sciences
The Teaching Academy Department Excellence in Teaching Award: Department of Health, Exercise and Sports Sciences
The Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award: College of Visual and Performing Arts
The Chancellor’s Distinguished Research Award: William Poirier, College of Arts and Sciences
The Gloria Lyerla Memorial Library Research Travel Grant: Stacy Elko and Christopher Smith, College of Visual and Performing Arts
The Horn Professor Graduate Achievement Awards: Joseph VanderVeen and Sean Burrows, College of Arts and Sciences
The Horn Professors in attendance also were recognized. The Horn Professorship is the highest award granted by the university. Certificates were presented to newly retired faculty members who have been given emeritus status.