Faculty and Staff Excellence Awards 2019

Each year, the UNC School of Media and Journalism recognizes faculty and staff members for their commitment to excellence and their contributions to the school. The 2019 faculty and staff excellence awards were presented Wednesday, May 8, at a breakfast in the Freedom Forum Conference Center.

The winners are as follows:

Edward Vick Prize for Innovation in Teaching

Faculty and Staff Excellence Awards 2019 (Edward Vick Prize for Innovation in Teaching)

Recipient: Spencer Barnes (pictured with Dean Susan King)

Recognizes creativity and innovation in teaching that meaningfully enhances student learning experiences.

 

David Brinkley Teaching Excellence Award

Faculty and Staff Excellence Awards 2019 (David Brinkley Teaching Excellence Award)

Recipient: Tori Ekstrand (pictured with Dean Susan King)

Recognizes excellence in teaching and a commitment to helping students inside and outside the classroom.

 

Richard Cole Service Award

Faculty and Staff Excellence Awards 2019 (Richard Cole Service Award)

Recipient: Heidi Hennink-Kaminski (second from left, pictured with Dean Susan King)
Recipient: Charlie Tuggle (second from right, pictured with Dean Susan King)
Recipient: Francesca Dillman Carpentier (far right, pictured with Dean Susan King)

Recognizes one junior and one senior faculty member who each strive to create a collaborative culture within the school. The award honors dean emeritus Richard Cole, whose service and commitment has made the school what it is today.

 

Val Lauder Award for Teaching

Faculty and Staff Excellence Awards 2019 (Val Lauder Award for Teaching)

Recipient: Tim Crothers (pictured with Dean Susan King)

Recognizes an adjunct, instructor or other non- full-time faculty member for excellence in teaching.

 

Staff Excellence Award

Faculty and Staff Excellence Awards 2019 (Staff Excellence Award)Faculty and Staff Excellence Awards 2019 (Staff Excellence Award)

Recipient: Monica Hill (on left, pictured with Dean Susan King)
Recipient: Tricia Robinson (on right, pictured with Dean Susan King)

Recognizes teamwork, creativity, commitment, flexibility and a positive attitude. The winner becomes the school’s nominee for a University staff award.