Faculty, Staff Recognized for Excellence at Campus Assembly November 2, 2022 Written by Cathy Butler-Burnette 2 min read TwitterFacebookLinkedInEmail Provost James Dalton (left) and President Stuart R. Bell (right), presented the Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Award to four faculty members. Dr. Chandra Clark is an assistant professor in the department of journalism and creative media. OCTA Awards are bestowed on exceptional faculty by the UA National Alumni Association. Dr. Kyungyong Lee is an associate professor in mathematics. Dr. Michael R. McKain is an assistant professor in biological sciences and the curator of the UA Herbarium. The fourth OCTA recipient, Professor Dominic Yeager, is an associate professor and chair of the department of theatre and dance. The Outstanding Commitment to Advising Award is given to two people, one a professional and one a faculty advisor. This year’s professional winner, Tabitha Tuten, is in the College of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Margaret Peacock, associate professor in history, received the Outstanding Commitment to Advising faculty award. The Sam S. May Award recognizes exceptional service to UA and its community. Among the teams earning the award were the social media team from Strategic Communications: Jennifer Rodrigues, Mallori Lanier, Derek Edwards and Summer Earle. Another Sam May winner was the Education Abroad office, part of Capstone International Center. Front row: Aurian Eghbalian, Sarah Kidwell, Lacy Sellars, Jackie Maye. Back row: Rhoda Jones, Carolina Robinson and Chad Berry. Not pictured: Kelsey Guy and Samantha Young. Also winning from the Office for Academic Affairs is the Safe State Field Services team. Pictured: Larry Overstreet, Bonnie Dean, Kalyn Tew, Shay Hamilton and Kevin Covington. Not pictured: Michael Rasbury, Rhonda Hester, Claudia Santiago and Greg Stuckey. For their dedication to students, the 36-member team from housing and residential communities was recognized. Select team members pictured here, left to right: Brad Toney, Russell Smith, Kayla Ballard, Kait Webster. Middle Row: Sarah Fowler, Janine McGee, Jim Barron, Je’Von Franklin, Laura Davis, Cheyenne Davis, Danielle Williams. Back Row: Dr. Matt Kerch, Joe Kelley, Noel Fegumps and Dr. Steven Hood, interim vice president for Student Life. Pam Derrick and Dr. Pamela Young accepted the Sam S. May Award on behalf of ICUE Connector, a College of Arts and Sciences initiative. Not pictured: ICUE members Cadi Fung and Dr. Lisa Pawloski. Pictured with Bell, Dalton and Vice President for Finance and Operations Matt Fajack are Capstone Village staff Judy Taylor, Kandace Kirkley, Glenda Lowe, Lynn Johnson, Donna Key, Jana Smith and Mary Davis. Not pictured are Sara Barger, Gary Lane, Rene Katsinas, Perian Petcher, Belinda Seay and Ed Stevens. Members of the Alumni Scholarship Team, Office of Alumni Affairs are Rhonda Walker, Stephanie Pruitt, Deborah Parr and Lori Baggett. Not pictured are Ann Cull and Kristy Hammond.