The 30th annual Faculty Scholarship Celebration at Western Carolina University was held Thursday, Feb. 21, in Blue Ridge Hall to recognize creative and academic works by faculty and staff, and featured announcements of award and grant recipients.
An exhibition of selected works will be on display at Hunter Library through Friday, March 8, and includes art, literature, musical performances, posters, installations and more, providing an opportunity for the campus community and the public to learn more about the contributions that faculty members make beyond the classroom. A bibliography of the submitted works may be seen here.
Hunter Scholar Award
This award is jointly presented by Hunter Library, Graduate School and Research, and the Office of the Provost and provides funding, a graduate assistant, a course release and other support to promote research that utilizes library resources. This year’s honoree is Sloan Despeaux, professor of mathematics.
Million Dollar Circle
This award is given to grant writers who have attained $1 million or more in grants during their time at WCU, with Kae Livsey, associate professor in the School of Nursing, honored this year.
Faculty Research and Creative Activities Awards
These awards provide up to $5,000 each for support of research and creative projects. Funding also may be used for activities that contribute to a current research agenda or for seed money for proposals seeking external funding. Recipients are:
Provost Internal Grant Recipients
These grants provide monetary support to faculty and staff for the pursuit of external funding or to expand the scope of a currently funded project. The recipients are Sean O’Connell, Katie Zejdlik-Passalacqua, Elizabeth Anderson, Josie Crolley-Simic, Brandi Hinnant-Crawford, David McCord, Mark Stoffan, Tasha Alston, Ricardo Nazario Colon, Tacquice Davis, Melissa Snyder, Emma Miller, Aimee Rockhill, Beverly Collins, Karena Cooper-Duffy, David Westling, Jamie Vaske, Scott Eldredge, Candy Noltensmeyer, Melissa Snyder, Scott Huffman and Brian Byrd.
For more information, contact Brian Kloeppel, dean of Graduate School and Research and program organizer, at firstname.lastname@example.org.