UAS Celebrates 2020 Faculty Honors
It is with great pride that the University of Alaska Southeast announces the recent promotions of our esteemed faculty, as well as the 2020 Faculty Excellence Awards.
Juneau, Ketchikan, Sitka, Alaska
Date of Press Release: August 11, 2020
It is with great pride that the University of Alaska Southeast announces the recent promotions of our esteemed faculty, as well as the 2020 Faculty Excellence Awards. Please join UAS as we congratulate them.
Amy Samuel has been promoted to Term Associate Professor. Ms. Samuel is an Associate Professor and Program Director of the Medical Assisting Program, based in Sitka. She earned her Master’s of Education degree from the University of Alaska Anchorage. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and an associate’s degree from Whatcom Community College.
The Faculty Excellence Awards were announced at a celebration in May:
- Teaching: Dr. Matthew Pawlus, Assistant Professor of Science
- Advising: Dr. Brian Blitz, Professor of Mathematics
- Adjunct Instruction: Melody Douglas, Adjunct Professor of Education
- Service: Kaia Hendrickson, Assistant Professor of Library and Information Science
- Service: Colleen McKenna, Professor of Information Systems
This year the emeritus distinction was bestowed on two retiring faculty: Dr. Sherry Tamone, Professor of Biology, and Dr. Robin Walz, Professor of History. Appointment as professor emeritus or emerita is an honor conferred by the Chancellor, on just a small portion of retiring professors who have demonstrated excellence, following consideration of recommendations by the faculty, upon an outstanding retiree of the university.
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