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Twenty-three Honored at University Awards Celebration

Faculty, student and staff award recipients with CSULB administrators

Photo by Greg Andersen

Twenty-three members of the California State University, Long Beach community were honored for outstanding work at the University Achievement Awards and University Celebration of Research, Scholarly and Creative Activity on May 5 at the Pointe in the Pyramid.

The events, which were held together for the first time, were designed to recognize the outstanding work and accomplishments of faculty, staff and students. They are among the highest honors the university bestows upon its faculty and staff. Following is a complete list of award recipients. Information on each of the award recipients is available online. 

Outstanding Professor

  • Mary Caputi, Political Science

Outstanding Staff Member

  • Laura Stone, Library

Distinguished Faculty Scholarly and Creative Achievement Awards

  • Dr. Lijuan Li, Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Dr. Carl Lipo, Anthropology
  • Dr. Marshall Medoff, Economics
  • Mark Ruwedel, Art

Distinguished Faculty Teaching Awards

  • Dr. Tim Caron, English
  • Dr. William Murray, Mathematics & Statistics

Distinguished Faculty Advising Awards

  • Dr. Gwen Goodmanlowe, Biological Sciences
  • Dr. Kent Merryfield, Mathematics & Statistics
  • Dawn Kelsey, Communication Studies

Early Academic Career Excellence Awards

  • Andrew Byrom, Art
  • Dr. Thomas Alex Washington, Social Work

Community Service Awards

  • Faculty: Dr. Betty McMicken, Communicative Disorders
  • Staff: Colleen Ryan, College of the Arts
  • Student: Brandon Fryman, Anthropology

Provost’s Award for Impact Accomplishment of the Year in Research, Scholarly and Creative Activity

  • Dr. Stephen Mezyk, Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Dr. Thomas Strybel, Psychology

Provost’s Award for Outstanding Faculty Mentor for Student Engagement in Research, Scholarly and Creative Activity

  • Dr. Kevin Sinchak, Biological Sciences

Outstanding Graduate Research Student

  • Maria Christina Tamayo, Global Logistics
  • Mathew Stramer, Global Logistics
  • David Sung, Global Logistics

Outstanding Undergraduate Research Student

  • Alexander Lancaster, Communication Studies


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