Trine honors faculty with awards
for teaching, staff for top service

ANGOLA, Ind. – Trine University recently honored several faculty members and two staff members for outstanding service.

All of the awards were presented during commencement breakfast on May 4.

The McKetta-Smith Excellence in Teaching Awards were presented by John Shannon, Ph.D., vice president for academic affairs.

Catherine Swick, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Health Sciences, received the Helen Smith McKetta Excellence in Teaching Award and the Professor Gerald H. Moore Overall Excellence in Teaching Award.

William C. Barge, chair of the Department of Mathematics and Informatics, received the Robert Ewing and Gail Stewart Smith Excellence in Teaching Award in Arts and Sciences.

Amy L. Nicholls, professor of English, received the Robert Andrew and Anne Ewing Smith Excellence in Teaching Award in Arts and Sciences.

Ruth E. Kohlmeier, M.D., forensic science program director, received the Merle J. and Anna Mae McKetta Thomas Excellence in Teaching Award in Arts and Sciences.

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

John E. Wagner, Ph.D., chair of the McKetta Department of Chemical & Bioprocess Engineering, received the Steve and Mary Yacynch McKetta Excellence in Teaching Award in Engineering.

Timothy N. Tyler, Ph.D., John G. and Virginia C. Stemples Professor in Engineering , received the Frank and Julia Gelet McKetta Excellence in Teaching Award in Engineering.

James B. "Jamie" Canino, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Wade Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, received the John J. and Mary Gelet McKetta Excellence in Teaching Award in Engineering.

Diane M. Wallinger, instructor in the Department of Business and Finance, received the Charles William, Nelle Paris and Mary Ann McKetta Excellence in Teaching Award in Business.

Pavan Karra, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Wade Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, received the Faculty Scholarship Award.

Lauren Magnuson, senior information services librarian, received the Faculty Service Award.

R. Thomas Trusty, chair of engineering technology, received the Barrenbrugge Faculty Excellence Award.

Jacqueline Delagrange and Frank Swenson each received an Outstanding Adjunct Award. Delagrange teaches criminal justice in Trine's School of Professional Studies and Swenson, who retired as a full-time faculty member in 1998, teaches mechanical engineering.

Professor Thomas P. Tierney, Ph.D., professor of English, presented the Jannen Renaissance Scholar Award to Cindy Neyer, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Science.

Earl D. Brooks II, Ph.D., Trine president, presented the President's Awards for Excellence in Performance to Janet Deahl, production coordinator in the Brand & Integrated Marketing Department, and Linda Werling, administrative assistant in Student Services.