16 Engineering faculty & staff receive Parents' Recognition Award

16 Engineering faculty & staff receive Parents' Recognition Award

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Eleven faculty or staff members from the College of Engineering were honored Feb. 2 at the UNL Parents' Recognition Awards ceremony.
Eleven faculty or staff members from the College of Engineering were honored Feb. 2 at the UNL Parents' Recognition Awards ceremony.

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.