University to pay tribute to distinguished teaching, research and service during Rowan Day

University to pay tribute to distinguished teaching, research and service during Rowan Day

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It will be a day to honor Rowan University's "best of the best" as the University celebrates Rowan Day on Friday, April 23.
It will be a day to honor Rowan University's "best of the best" as the University celebrates Rowan Day on Friday, April 23.

One of the highlights of Rowan Day is the Celebrating Excellence Awards Ceremony. During the ceremony, which begins at 11 a.m. in Boyd Recital Hall of Wilson Hall, three faculty members and one professional staff member will be honored for distinguished teaching, research and service.

The awardees will include:

- Patrick Westcott, assistant professor in the Department of Teacher Education in the College of Education, who will receive the Lindback Excellence in Teaching Award. Westcott is a former elementary school teacher and principal who joined Rowan's full-time faculty in 2008.

- DeMond Miller, professor of sociology in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, who will receive the Gary Hunter Mentoring Award. Miller is director of the Liberal Arts & Sciences Institute and is being recognized for his mentorship of Rowan students.

- MaryLou Kerwin, professor of psychology in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, who will receive the Faculty Research Achievement Award. Director of the Center for Behavioral Research and Service at Rowan, Kerwin also is the program adviser for the Master of Arts Program in Applied Behavior Analysis.

- Lori Block, adviser on the Early Childhood Education Specialization in the Student Services Center of the College of Education, who will receive the Joseph A. Barnes Award for Distinguished Service. Block is Vice President II of Rowan's AFT.

Another highlight of Rowan Day is the 13th annual STEM Symposium, which showcases students' scholarly activity and collaborative work in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Throughout campus, special presentations and workshops will highlight student achievements in a host of other disciplines-from the arts to business to communication to athletics.

For the complete Rowan Day schedule, visit www.rowan.edu/rowanday.

 


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