Centre College honored members of its campus community on May 14 at the annual faculty and staff appreciation dinner and awards ceremony.
Clay Contini, Rhonda Dick, and Chad McPherson each received a Horky Service Award, which recognizes outstanding achievement by facilities management employees. The award was created from a bequest by Lorette and John Horky ’32 and has been given annually since 1990.
Rebecca Amsler, assistant controller; Randy Boyd, public safety officer; and Shana Schepman, applications and communications coordinator, each received the Recognition Award for outstanding service to the College.
Five professors were named Centre Scholars: Eva Cadavid, associate professor of philosophy; Jonathon Earle, assistant professor of history; Mark L. Galatowitsch, assistant professor of biology; Azita Osanloo, assistant professor of English; and Kaelyn Wiles, assistant professor of sociology.
The Centre Scholar award was endowed by David Grissom, life trustee and past chairman of the Centre Board of Trustees, recognizing excellence in teaching, scholarly work and contributions to the College community.
Jeff Heath, associate professor of mathematics; Danielle La Londe, assistant professor of classics; and Marie Petkus, Ewing T. Boles Associate Professor of Economics, received Kirk Awards for excellence in teaching.
The Kirk Award, endowed by a 1995 gift from Mike and Joanne Kirk Duncan ’71, has been awarded annually since 1996.
Presidential Awards for Excellence were awarded this year to Ben Nelson, human resources generalist and training coordinator, and Sharon Rogers-Hinkle, Norton Center box office manager.
Created in 1999, the award recognizes exceptional leadership and accomplishment and is given only on occasion at the discretion of Centre President John A. Roush.
One of Nelson’s recommenders said, “[Ben] has become a great asset to his department and brought a depth which was desperately needed. Since he’s been at Centre, we’ve been able to start projects and programs that we didn’t have the bandwidth to do before his arrival. His abilities, knowledge and experience have broadened the department’s effectiveness across campus.”
Rogers-Hinkle, who is retiring this year after 36 years of service, was described as “one of the most amazing people that I have had the pleasure of working with. She constantly goes above and beyond, not only for our patrons, but for all of us on staff. She is not afraid to speak up and she makes sure that everyone’s voice gets heard. She is a true advocate for equality and inclusion.”
by Centre College News
May 16, 2018