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Recognition of Excellence 2019

Posted in: Awards & Recognition

On May 2, 2019, CSAM held it’s 15th annual Recognition of Excellence event. The College was invited to nominate colleagues, students, and co-workers in the CSAM community who made significant contributions this past year. We want to thank all these individuals who go above and beyond to make a difference in CSAM.

This year, we recognized:

For Community Building

Daniel Truitt
Developed and implemented TEAM CSAM
Steven Greenstein and Dr. Eileen Murray
Assisted in RHMLC tutoring staff to work directly with 1800+ students
Scott Kight
Inspired faculty and staff to volunteer and engage in CSAM initiatives, activities and events
Aihua Li
LSAMP Director since 2016 with a distinguished record of student mentorship
Amy Tuininga
3rd year of Green Teams and building partnerships across the University and with community/industry

For Leadership

Dawei Li (and Sammy Samkough)
Leadership for the Computer Science Club to plan and implement HawkHack
Celeste Van Nice
Founding Director of our Student Success Center
Pankaj Lal
Founding Director of the Clean Energy and Sustainability Analytics Center (CESAC)
Mark Chopping
Leadership for the Environmental Science and Management program and its recruiting
Gennae Hinson
Director of Career Development

For Professional Recognition

Yang Deng
2019 AAEES Superior Achievement Award for his project studying emergency water treatment with ferrate(VI) in response to natural disasters
Kirsten Monsen (student nominated: Gerard Nasser)
Excellence in advising and creating a “safe space” for students
Kalli Wood and Ms. Charlotte Cuss Bracchitta
Significant creativity and success in getting the new CSAM Student Success Center up and running

For Student Recognition

  • William Anderson, nominated by Dr. Jorge Lorenzo-Trueba
  • Daniel Ciarletta, nominated by Dr. Jorge Lorenzo-Trueba & Dr. Greg Pope
  • Angelo Cirinelli, nominated by Dr. Lora Billings
  • Junkui Cui, nominated by Dr. Yang Deng
  • Tony Elias, nominated by Dr. Sandra Adams
  • Kimberly Fabijanczuk, nominated by Dr. Jinshan Gao
  • Koralee Grullon, nominated by Ms. Gennae Hinson
  • Tori Zirul, nominated by Dr. Scott Kight

For Alumni Achievements

  • Adebanke (Banke) Fagbemi, PhD

2019 Retirees

  • Ernie Ma (hired in 1983), Department of Physics and Astronomy
  • Mark Hubey (hired in 1983), Department of Computer Science