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Academic Affairs Awards


2021 Award Information

A description of each award including evaluation criteria, eligibility, and nomination process is detailed below: 


If you have questions, please contact the Provost's Office at (231) 591-2300.


Ferris State University Academic Affairs
2020 Awards Recipients Announced

So many of our colleagues embody a passion and work ethic worth emulating. These individuals positively impact the lives of others through their professional commitments. Every year, we ask the members of our campus community to nominate their deserving colleagues for the Academic Affairs Awards. Each award is assigned an award committee comprised of representative faculty members from our academic colleges and/or individuals related to the purpose of the award. 

2020 Academic Affairs Award Recipients

Academic Scholar Award: Kali M. VanLangen, Professor of Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy

Non-Tenure Track Teaching Excellence Award: Jordan C. Horan, Instructor of Social Sciences, College of Arts, Sciences and Education

Distinguished Service Award: Suzanne Eberle, Professor of Art History, Kendall College of Art and Design

Distinguished Teacher Award: Lori A. Faulkner, Associate Professor of Fashion Studies, Kendall College of Art and Design

Diversity Enhancement Award: Anuli U. Njoku, Associate Professor of Public Health, College of Health Professions

Excellence in Assessment Award - Beyond Course Level:  2019-2020 Michigan College of Optometry Assessment Committee (Members: Alison Jenerou, Lillian Kalaczinski, Amy Dinardo, and Sarah Hinkley)

Excellence in Assessment Award - Course Level: Kathryn Wolfer, Associate Professor, Sports, Entertainment, and Hospitality Management, College of Business

International Educator Award: Lianne Briggs, Professor of Sports, Entertainment, and Hospitality Management, College of Business

Outstanding Academic Advisor Award: Dave Schrock, Academic Advisor, College of Arts, Sciences and Education

Outstanding First-Year Advocate Award: Not awarded this year

Richard W. Griffin Political Engagement Award: Not awarded this year


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2020 Academic Awards Recipients