Trine honors faculty with annual awards

Trine University honored faculty members with its annual year-end awards during a special ceremony Monday, April 25, in Sponsel Administration Building on the university’s Angola campus.

Several faculty received the McKetta-Smith Excellence in Teaching Awards, established by trustee emeritus and 1937 alumnus Dr. John J. McKetta in 1989.

Linda Conley, associate professor in the Ketner School of Business, was awarded the Prof. Gerald H. Moore Overall Excellence in Teaching Award as well as the Charles William, Nelle Paris and Mary Ann McKetta Excellence in Teaching Award in Business.

Alison Todd, assistant professor in the Franks School of Education, received the Helen Smith McKetta Excellence in Teaching Award.

Anna Glowinski, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Science, received the Robert Ewing and Gail Stewart Smith Excellence in Teaching Award in Arts and Sciences.

Jennifer Lloyd, director of the surgical technology program, received the Merle J. and Anna Mae McKetta Thomas Excellence in Teaching Award in Arts and Sciences.

Sean Carroll, Ph.D., professor in Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, received the Charles and Sue Ragan Gelet Excellence in Teaching Award in Engineering.

Wendy Yagodinski, chair of the Department of Computer Science and Information Technology, received the Steve and Mary Yacynch McKetta Excellence in Teaching Award in Engineering.

Jeffrey Raymond, laboratory technician and instructor for the McKetta Department of Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering, received the Frank and Julia Gelet McKetta Excellence in Teaching Award in Engineering.

John Patton, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Bock Department of Biomedical Engineering, received the John J. and Mary Gelet McKetta Excellence in Teaching Award in Engineering.

Rocky Lo, Ph.D., lecturer in the Department of Psychology and Social Sciences, received the Robert Andrew and Anne Ewing Smith Excellence in Teaching Award in Arts and Sciences.

The university also announced the recipients of several other faculty awards:

  • Emilio Vazquez, Ph.D., associate professor and medical director of the Master of Physician Assistant Studies program, Excellence in Teaching Award for the College of Health Professions
  • Erikson Conkling, Outstanding Adjunct for Main Campus
  • Cheryl Kline, Outstanding Adjunct for TrineOnline
  • Christina Waddell, Outstanding Adjunct for Graduate Programs

Samuel Drerup, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Science, received the Barrenbrugge Award for Faculty Excellence, which recognizes all-around excellence in teaching, scholarship and service to the university.

Kendall Teichert, Ph.D., associate professor in the Wade Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, received the Jannen Renaissance Scholar Award, given to a faculty member who exhibits a breadth of interest and accomplishment consistent with Renaissance ideals and who encourages students and faculty to aspire to such breadth.

The College of Graduate and Professional Studies presented two additional awards. Andrea Bearman, director of instructional design and development, received the Open Education Resource award, given In recognition of exceptional service in promoting a culture of utilizing Open Education Resources. Von Plessner, Ph.D., received the CGPS Faculty Service Award In recognition of excellent service to TrineOnline and the College of Graduate and Professional Studies at Trine University.

The university presented Academic Service Awards, which recognize those who have gone well beyond regular duties and have committed an extraordinary amount of time, resources and dedication to the betterment of Trine University, to Isabel Soto, administrative assistant in the College of Graduate and Professional Studies, and Tracey Floto, executive director for assessment and accreditation and accreditation liaison officer.

  • Conley

    Conley - Linda Conley, third from left, was awarded the Prof. Gerald H. Moore Overall Excellence in Teaching Award and the Charles William, Nelle Paris and Mary Ann McKetta Excellence in Teaching Award in Business. Also pictured are, from left, John Shannon, Ph.D., Earl D. Brooks II, Ph.D., and Catherine Swick, Ph.D. (Photo by Dean Orewiler)

  • Carroll

    Carroll - Sean Carroll, Ph.D., third from left, received the Charles and Sue Ragan Gelet Excellence in Teaching Award in Engineering. Presenting the award are, from left, John Shannon, Ph.D., Earl D. Brooks II, Ph.D., and Catherine Swick, Ph.D. (Photo by Dean Orewiler)

  • Raymond

    Raymond - Jeffrey Raymond, third from left, received the Frank and Julia Gelet McKetta Excellence in Teaching Award in Engineering from Trine University. Presenting the award are, from left, John Shannon, Ph.D., Earl D. Brooks II, Ph.D., and Catherine Swick, Ph.D. (Photo by Dean Orewiler)

  • Yagodinski

    Yagodinski - Wendy Yagodinski, third from left, received the Steve and Mary Yacynch McKetta Excellence in Teaching Award in Engineering. Presenting the award are, from left, John Shannon, Ph.D., Earl D. Brooks II, Ph.D., and Catherine Swick, Ph.D. (Photo by Dean Orewiler)

  • Todd

    Todd - Alison Todd, third from left, received the Helen Smith McKetta Excellence in Teaching Award from Trine University. Presenting the award are, from left, John Shannon, Ph.D., Earl D. Brooks II, Ph.D., and Catherine Swick, Ph.D. (Photo by Dean Orewiler)

  • Patton

    Patton - John Patton, Ph.D., third from left, received the John J. and Mary Gelet McKetta Excellence in Teaching Award in Engineering. Presenting the award are, from left, John Shannon, Ph.D., Earl D. Brooks II, Ph.D., and Catherine Swick, Ph.D. (Photo by Dean Orewiler)

  • Lloyd

    Lloyd - Jennifer Lloyd, third from left, received the Merle J. and Anna Mae McKetta Thomas Excellence in Teaching Award in Arts and Sciences. Presenting the award are, from left, John Shannon, Ph.D., Earl D. Brooks II, Ph.D., and Catherine Swick, Ph.D. (Photo by Dean Orewiler)

  • Glowinski

    Glowinski - Anna Glowinski, Ph.D., third from left, received the Robert Ewing and Gail Stewart Smith Excellence in Teaching Award in Arts and Sciences from Trine University. Presenting the award are, from left, John Shannon, Ph.D., Earl D. Brooks II, Ph.D., and Catherine Swick, Ph.D. (Photo by Dean Orewiler)

  • Lo

    Lo - From left, Sarah Franzen, Ph.D., Rocky Lo, Ph.D., and Catherine Swick, Ph.D. Lo received the Robert Andrew and Anne Ewing Smith Excellence in Teaching Award in Arts and Sciences. (Photo by Dean Orewiler / Trine University)

  • Conkling

    Conkling - Erickson Conkling, third from left, receives Trine University's Outstanding Adjunct for Main Campus award. Presenting the award are, from left, John Shannon, Ph.D., Earl D. Brooks II, Ph.D., and Catherine Benson. (Photo by Dean Orewiler)

  • Bearman

    Bearman - Andrea Bearman, third from left, director of instructional design and development, received the Open Education Resource award from Trine University. Presenting the award are, from left, John Shannon, Ph.D., Earl D. Brooks II, Ph.D., and Keirsten Eberts. (Photo by Dean Orewiler)

  • Academic Service Awards

    Academic Service Awards - From left, John Shannon, Ph.D., Earl D. Brooks II, Ph.D., Tracey Floto, Isabel Soto and Catherine Swick, Ph.D. Floto and Soto received Academic Service Awards from Trine University. (Photo by Dean Orewiler)

  • Drerup

    Drerup - From left, John Shannon, Ph.D., Earl D. Brooks II, Ph.D., Samuel Drerup, Ph.D., Timothy Tyler, Ph.D., Sameer Sharma, Ph.D., and Maria Gerschutz, Ph.D. Drerup received the Barrenbrugge Award for Faculty Excellence, which recognizes all-around excellence in teaching, scholarship and service to the university. (Photo by Dean Orewiler)

  • Kline

    Kline - Cheryl Kline, third from left, received the Outstanding Adjunct for TrineOnline award from Trine University. Presenting the award are, from left, John Shannon, Ph.D., Earl D. Brooks II, Ph.D., and Keirsten Eberts. (Photo by Dean Orewiler)

Last Updated: 04/27/2022