Sixteen College of Engineering faculty or staff members were among the 228 University of Nebraska-Lincoln employees chosen to receive 2018 Parents’ Recognition Awards at the Feb. 2 ceremony at the Nebraska Union.
Kevin Cole, professor of mechanical and materials engineering, was specially honored for having been chosen to receive the Parents’ Recognition Award for a fifth time.
The Parents' Recognition Award annually recognizes faculty and staff who have made a significant difference in students' lives. The Parents Association solicits nominations through an annual mailing, asking parents to nominate a faculty or staff member. Nominations include a short explanation of why this person was nominated.
The College of Engineering honorees are:
BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS ENGINEERING
Jenna Hefley, academic services coordinator
Roger Hoy, professor
Suat Irmak, professor
Deepak Keshwani, associate professor
Angela Pannier, associate professor
COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
Carrick Detweiler, associate professor
Jenna Huttenmaier, retention coordinator
DURHAM SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION
Matthew Barrows, assistant professor of practice
Kevin Grosskopf, professor of construction management
ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING
Khalid Sayood, professor
MECHANICAL AND MATERIALS ENGINEERING
Eveline Baesu, associate professor
Karen Coen-Brown, associate professor of practice
Kevin Cole, professor
Michael Sealy, assistant professor
Wieslaw Szydlowski, associate professor emeritus
Joseph Turner, professor
Parents are invited to attend the ceremony and encouraged to stay for the UNL Parents Association meeting immediately following the ceremony. Check-in and reception will begin at 2:30 p.m. with the program at 3 p.m.
The Parents' Recognition Award ceremony is organized by the Division of Student Affairs and co-sponsored by the UNL Teaching Council and UNL Parents Association, the Parents' Recognition Award honors outstanding faculty and staff.
Certificates of recognition for contributions to students are given during the ceremony. The awards provide positive feedback to campus faculty and staff about the work they do with students. The honors also encourage the goal of good student and faculty relationships and provide recognition in an area often overlooked in the formal rewards system.
The Parents Association solicits nominations through an annual mailing, asking parents to nominate a faculty or staff employee who has made a significant difference in their student’s life. Nominations include a short explanation of why this person was nominated. All who were nominated by at least one parent or student and who are still with the university received a certificate.
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