UNCP faculty recognized during annual Appreciation Banquet

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Chancellor Robin Gary Cummings presents Dr. Stewart Thomas with the 2022 Board of Governors Excellence in Teaching Award
Chancellor Robin Gary Cummings presents Dr. Stewart Thomas with the 2022 Board of Governors Excellence in Teaching Award

UNC Pembroke faculty were honored for their dedication to the university at a Faculty Appreciation Banquet last week.

The ceremony and dinner were held at the University Center Annex on May 5.

Chancellor Robin Gary Cummings said among the many highlights of his role are the opportunities to talk to students, where he often hears of the impact a faculty member has had on their lives.

"UNC Pembroke's mission is changing lives through education," Cummings said. "That change happens because of you. When we all look back on our lives, I think we will want to see our life as one of impact and influence.  

"You are the heartbeat of this institution," he said. "Thank you for the difference you make at UNC Pembroke and in the lives of our students and graduates, their families and their communities across southeastern North Carolina and around the world."

Award recipients for the 2021-2022 academic year were:

Adolph Dial Endowed Award for Scholarship/Creative Work

  • Dr. Larry Arnold

Board of Governors Excellence in Teaching Award

  • Dr. Stewart Thomas

Diane Jones Excellence in Service-Learning Award

  • Dr. Alice Kay Locklear

Graduate Faculty Mentor Award

  • Dr. Cindy Locklear

Undergraduate Research Mentor Award

  • Dr. Jamie Mize

Recognized for being promoted to full professor were:

  • Dr. Kelly Charlton
  • Dr. Dennis Edgell
  • Dr. Mary Ann Jacobs
  • Dr. Cecilia Lara
  • Dr. Alice Kay Locklear
  • Dr. Jose Rivera
  • Dr. Stewart Thomas

UNC Pembroke Outstanding Teaching Award

  • Dr. Whitney Akers
  • Dr. Autumn Lauzon
  • Dr. Naomi Lifschitz-Grant
  • Dr. Meredith Storms
  • Dr. Christopher Woolley

UNC Pembroke Outstanding Part-Time Teaching Award

  • Maxwell Dosser

James Hubbard Award

  • Dr. Tim Altman

Adolph Dial Endowed Award for Community Service

  • Dr. Cindy Locklear