Outstanding faculty and staff were recognized during the UCCS 2015 Campus Awards Ceremony on April 29. The awards and honorees included:
Kraemer Family Library — Campus Sustainability Award; Eric Olson, professor, College of Business, and director, Sport Management Program — Chancellor’s Award; Tom Napierkowski, professor, Department of English — Surprise Chancellor’s Award; Benek Altayli, director, University Counseling Center — Outstanding Staff Award;
Christopher Bell, assistant professor, Communication Department — Faculty Award for Outstanding Contribution to Diversity & Inclusiveness; Catherine Kaukinen, assistant professor, School of Public Affairs — Faculty Award for Excellence in Research; Suzanne Cook, senior instructor, Department of Languages and Cultures — Outstanding Instructor Award;
Sonja Braun-Sand, assistant professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry Department — Outstanding Teacher Award; Sabine Allenspach, instructor, Biology Department — SGA Student’s Choice for Educator of the Year; Suzanne Byerley, associate professor, Kraemer Family Library — Faculty Assembly Award; Robert von Dassanowsky, professor, professor, Department of Languages and Cultures and Department of Visual and Performing Arts — Thomas Jefferson Award; and Andrea Herrera, professor, Women’s and Ethnic Studies Program — Chase Faculty Community Service Award.