UA Faculty, Staff Honored During Virtual Fall Campus Assembly

  • October 13th, 2020

UA President Stuart R. Bell and Provost and Executive Vice President James T. Dalton recognized several faculty and staff members for their dedication and service to the University during a virtual Fall Campus Assembly released Oct. 13.

President Bell speaking during the virtual Fall Campus Assembly.“In lieu of a traditional Campus Assembly, today was a special opportunity to address the outstanding faculty and staff at the University and celebrate the accomplishments of our campus,” said Bell. “It was also a wonderful time for us to recognize the recipients of some of our most prestigious awards for their contributions, achievements and service to the Capstone.”

A list of those honored during Fall Campus Assembly is below.

Roger Sayers Distinguished Service Award

Dr. Kagendo Mutua, director, CrossingPoints Transition Program

Dr. Minnie C. Miles Endowed Excellence Award

Karen Carpenter, academic adviser, College of Human Environmental Sciences

SEC Professor of the Year

Dr. Subha Chakraborti, professor of statistics and Morrow Faculty Excellence Fellow, Culverhouse College of Business

Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Awards

  • Heather Elliot, Alumni, Class of ’36 Professor of Law, School of Law
  • John Heins, director of the C.T. and Kelley Fitzpatrick Center for Value Investing, Culverhouse College of Business
  • Lou Marino, head of the management department and professor of entrepreneurship and strategic management, Culverhouse College of Business
  • Skip Snead, director of the School of Music and professor of horn, School of Music

Outstanding Commitment to Advising Award

  • Colleen Geary, clinical assistant professor of exercise science, College of Education
  • Jeff Clark, academic adviser, Culverhouse College of Business

Sam S. May Commitment to Service Awards

  • Academic Affairs – College of Arts and Sciences Office of Student Services, Instructional Technology and Academic Services, and the Center of Instructional Technology
  • Finance and Operations – Transportation Services Crimson Ride Team and Maintenance Team
  • Student Life – Blackburn Institute
  • Campuswide recipients – Collegiate Recovery and Intervention Services, UA Counseling Center, UA Student Health Center and Pharmacy, Health Promotion and Wellness, University Recreation, and the Women and Gender Resource Center

Vergil Parks McKinley Sr. Employee Awards

  • Kathy Yarbrough, executive director of principal gifts, Division of Advancement
  • Daphne Wright, contract administrator, Division of Finance and Operations

The University of Alabama, the state’s oldest and largest public institution of higher education, is a student-centered research university that draws the best and brightest to an academic community committed to providing a premier undergraduate and graduate education. UA is dedicated to achieving excellence in scholarship, collaboration and intellectual engagement; providing public outreach and service to the state of Alabama and the nation; and nurturing a campus environment that fosters collegiality, respect and inclusivity.