Outstanding faculty, staff honored during spring convocation

Two new Regents Professors, 13 other faculty members and one department were recognized for their excellence in teaching and service to the university and community during the spring convocation ceremony in January.

In addition, Chancellor Garrey Carruthers presented the Presidential Medallion to retired director of special events Barbara Hubbard for her dedicated service to the university and the community. Susan DeMar, College of Arts and Sciences, and Satya Rao, College of Health and Social Services, received the Community Engagement Award for their demonstrated efforts to better New Mexico communities through partnerships and volunteer work.

Michael Johnson, chemistry and biochemistry, and Nancy McMillan, geological sciences, both in the College of Arts and Sciences, were named Regents Professors, recognizing their outstanding contributions to the university’s mission in the areas of education and research.

Receiving the Donald C. Roush Award were Merranda Marin, College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences; Michael Hout, College of Arts and Sciences; Matthew Holt, College of Business; Anna Lopez, College of Education; Fangjun Shu, College of Engineering; Maria Ortiz, College of Health and Social Services; Vicente Lombraña, NMSU Alamogordo; Kenda Josselet, NMSU Carlsbad; Mike Teitsworth, Doña Ana Community College; and Karen M. Henry, NMSU Grants. The Outstanding Assessment Committee for Co-Curriculum, Administration and Operations Excellence in Assessment Award was presented to NMSU’s Center for Learning and Professional Development.

Jane Moorman