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College of Education Honors Outstanding Faculty/Staff Work

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 Seven faculty/staff members received awards based on nominations from their peers and students.


L-R: Morrow, Pickett, Leach, Hablutzel,

McLaine, Ard, Jenny.

Photo courtesy of Marshall Jones.

ROCK HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA — Deb Leach, associate professor in Winthrop University’s Richard W. Riley College of Education, has helped raised more than $35,000 in scholarship money for the university’s Think College program students.

In just the last three years, Assistant Professor Seth Jenny has published 11 peer-reviewed journal articles, with several others in review or in progress.

And you can’t pass by Instructor Geoff Morrow without receiving a high-five or handshake.

The College of Education recognized these and others faculty and staff members April 26 at a special awards ceremony, highlighting those who have gone “above and beyond” their job duties.

The awards given were:

*Stewardship and Service Award:
Deb Leach, for her work with the Think College program, grant proposals and bringing the 2nd annual Inclusion Across the Lifespan Conference to Winthrop.

*Research and Scholarship Award: Seth Jenny, for his significant contributions to the physical education field.

*Spirit and Collaboration Award:Geoff Morrow, for his positive attitude.

*Student Engagement and Development Award:Alice McLaine, assistant professor and athletic training program coordinator, for her ways of applying students’ classroom work to the real world and connecting students through networking.

*Cross Collaboration Award:Linda Pickett, assistant professor, for her work with Hunter Street Elementary School, the Department of Biology and the STEM initiative.

*Adjunct Faculty Award:Stacy Ard, for her willingness to take on more classes.

*Support Staff Excellence in Service Award: Dia Hablutzel, who is instrumental in arranging students’ field placements.

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