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University Achievement Awards & Research Celebration

The University Achievement Awards and Celebration of Research, Scholarly and Creative Activity will be Wednesday, May 5 at the Pointe in the Pyramid. The events, which are being held together for the first time, are designed to recognize the outstanding work and accomplishments of faculty, staff and students.

Doors open at 1 pm for the campus and Long Beach community to view faculty and student research and books. The awards program will begin at 4 pm. Twenty-three members of the campus community are being honored. 

Outstanding Professor

  • Dr. Mary Caputi, Political Science

Outstanding Staff Member

  • Laura Stone, Library

Distinguished Faculty Scholarly & Creative Achievement Awards

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

Distinguished Faculty Advising Awards

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

Distinguished Faculty Teaching Awards

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

Community Service Awards

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

Early Academic Career Excellence Awards

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

Provost's Award for Outstanding Faculty Mentor for Student Engagement in Research, Scholarly & Creative Activity

  • Dr. Kevin Sinchak, Biological Sciences

Provost's Awards for Impact Accomplishment of the Year in Research, Scholarly & Creative Activity

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

Outstanding Graduate Research Students

  • 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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