Faculty & Staff News
Celebrating Those Who Recognize Our Mission
The University presented Sursum Corda (Lift Up Your Hearts) Awards to three staff members this spring, recognizing members of the University’s staff who have made outstanding contributions to the community and the mission of Scranton. Pictured (from left) are: Sursum Corda Award recipients Paulette Karlavige, director, payroll information system; Thomas Yablonski, physical plant; and Nancy Gownley, faculty secretary, accounting.
Staff Senate Presents President’s Awards
This year’s Staff Senate End of the Year Awards Ceremony was highlighted by the inaugural presentation of the President’s Awards. Pictured (from left) are: Patrick Leahy, Ed.D., executive vice president, Patricia Day, vice president for human resources, President’s Award recipients Ronald Skutnick, Kym Fetsko, Meg Cullen-Brown and Cathy Murphy, as well as Mark Murphy, president of the Staff Senate.
Exploring the Holy Land
The Weinberg Judaic Studies Institute sponsored a trip to Israel for members of the University’s Theology/Religious Studies faculty. The trip was designed to expose them to the Holy Land, and biblical sites in particular. Pictured (from left) are: Brad Gregory, Ph.D., Nathan Lefler, Ph.D., Marc Shapiro, Ph.D. (bending), Christian Krokus, Ph.D., Will Cohen, Ph.D., Cyrus Olsen, Ph.D., Patrick Clark, Ph.D., and Glen Johnson.
Goll Earns Ethics Fellowship
Professor/Teacher of the Year Recipients
Several University professors were recognized for their outstanding work in the past academic year.
Daniel Haggerty, Ph.D., an associate professor of philosophy, was presented the 2011 Alpha Sigma Nu Teacher of the Year Award (formally the Edward Gannon, S.J., Award for Teaching). It is the oldest teaching award at the University.
Michael A. Hardisky, Ph.D., a professor of biology, has been named Teacher of the Year by the Class of 2011. The award honors a faculty member who maintains high standards of academic excellence and fairness, and through enthusiasm and dedication, inspires the interest of students in a field of education.
Patricia Harrington, RN, Ed.D., an associate professor and chair of the Nursing Department, was named the CASE Professor of the Year in recognition of her outstanding performance.
Scott Reilly, a lecturer in the Education Department, was named Kappa Delta Pi Teacher of the Year by Scranton’s chapter of the international honor society in education. The award is presented annually to a faculty member selected by student members of the honor society.