Honors Convocation recognizes outstanding faculty and students
||Professor Mark Fissel receives the Outstanding Teaching Award during the Honors Convocation
Outstanding faculty and students were recognized at the annual Honors Convocation held March 14 at the Maxwell Theatre. The Outstanding Teaching Award was presented to Mark C. Fissel, professor of history; the Richard S. Wallace Distinguished Service Award went to Donald P. Howard, associate professor of management; and the Louis K. Bell Research Award was presented to Chad E. Stephens, assistant professor of chemistry. The awards were presented by ASU President William A. Bloodworth, Jr.
Dr. Fissel was recognized for outstanding teaching and service to the community. A 2004 recipient of the Louis K. Bell Research Award, he has lectured and written extensively on the subject of warfare within the British Isles, the military revolution, Sir Thomas Bendysh, and Anglo-Ottoman relations. He has contributed to several anthologies and has published five books—the most recent, Law and Authority in Early Modern England. Dr. Fissel joined Augusta State in 1998. He is a fellow of the Royal Historical Society and was a Fulbright Senior Lecturer at Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey. Dr. Fissel received master and doctoral degrees from the University of California, Berkeley.
The Richard S. Wallace Distinguished Service Award, presented to Mr. Howard, recognizes outstanding service to the university and community. Prior to joining the faculty in 1989, Mr. Howard owned and managed a retail and wholesale brokerage and consulting firm. He also served as the executive vice president and partner of Belk Stores. Mr. Howard has served on the board of directors of Walton Rehabilitation Hospital and University Health Services. He also serves on numerous boards and committees. In 2004, he was named recipient of ASU Alumni Association’s Town and Gown Award. Mr. Howard received his bachelor and master degrees from the University of South Carolina.
Dr. Stephens received the Louis K. Bell Research Award for his outstanding contributions in research and scholarship. Last year, he received a grant from the University of North Carolina to assist in the development of new drugs to treat tropical diseases. The project included researching how the newly developed drugs are metabolized in the body before they can be approved for use. He received a bachelor’s degree from Augusta State University and a doctorate from the University of South Carolina. He joined the faculty in 2005.
About 75 students also were recognized, including Mary Y. Truitt, the university’s Academic Recognition Day Scholar. One student is selected from each institution in the University System of Georgia for this academic honor.
Prior to the ceremony, the National Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi held its annual initiation ceremony. Along with about 36 students, six faculty and alumni were inducted. They include faculty members Tom Nakashima, the Morris Eminent Scholar in Art; Michael Searles, assistant professor of history, Mary McCormack, associate professor of English, and Eric Zuckerman, as well as alumni Dan Whitfield, vice president for business operations, and Patti Myers, lecturer in music.
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