College of Education Honors Outstanding Faculty/Staff Work

April 27, 2016

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


Geoff Morrow, from left to right, Linda Pickett, Deb Leach, Dia Hablutzel,

Alice McLaine, Stacy Ard and Seth 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.

For more information, contact Nicole Chisari, communications coordinator, at 803/323-2236 or


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