Several members of Eastern Washington University’s faculty and staff have recently received recognition and awards:
Mary Sagal, a writer for EWU’s Office of Communication Services, received a Bronze Award for “promotional copy” in the 14th annual Council for the Advancement and Support of Education District VIII competition. She won for her brochure and fact sheets prepared for EWU’s college of science, mathematics and technology.
John Soennichsen, editor of Perspective, Eastern’s alumni tabloid; Stefanie Pettit, public information officer at Eastern; and Sagal received a CASE District VIII Bronze Award as a “periodical team” for Perspective.
Romel Mackelprang, associate professor of social work, was elected chairman of the Governor’s Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS. He also serves on the HIV/AIDS and diversity committees for Hospice of Spokane.
Three faculty members in EWU’s college of letters, arts and social sciences were named as Dean’s Scholars for outstanding achievements in professional activity, including the recent publication of books.
Kenneth Finegold, associate professor of government, whose most recent book, “Experts and Politicians: Reform Challenges to Machine Politics in New York, Cleveland and Chicago,” was published by Princeton University Press.
Ursula Hegi, associate professor of creative writing, whose newest novel, “Salt Dancers,” was published by Simon & Schuster, received the Governor’s Writers Award.
Daniel Perdue, professor of sociology, whose most recent book, “Modernization Crisis: The Transformation of Poland,” was published by Praeger Press.
Michael Nelson, internal auditor, was named a certified internal auditor by the Institute of Internal Auditors after passing a four-part exam and meeting other rigorous criteria of the association.
Donna El-Din, physical therapy professor, received the Award for Leadership in Education from the Section for Education of the American Physical Therapy Association at its combined sections meeting. She is only the third recipient of this award since its inception in 1989. She was recognized for leadership in educational change, student mentorship and service.
Meryl Roth Gersh, associate professor of physical therapy, was presented the Award for Excellence by the Section on Clinical Electrophysiology of the American Physical Therapy Association at the Combined Sections meeting. This award is given annually to an individual for exemplary contributions in the field.
Jennifer Dynes, temporary radio-TV instructor, was chosen as a finalist for the 16th annual College Photography Contest. Her work, selected in the top 6 percent of more than 18,500 entries, will be shown in the Best of College Photography Annual: 1996, published by the editors of Photographer’s Forum.
Emily Kenney, daughter of Mike and Paige Kenney, Spokane, was recently named a candidate for the 1996 Presidential Scholars Program. Kenney, a National Merit semifinalist, is a senior at Lewis and Clark High School.
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