Third Annual STAR Awards Held
For Immediate Release: June 11, 2012
Contact Sherry Mercurio, Director of Public Relations
Columbus, OH —
On Saturday, June 9, Franklin University, a leading educator of working adults, held its third annual Scholarship, Teaching, Advancement, and Results (STAR) awards ceremony in Ross Auditorium. More than 100 adjunct faculty members were recognized during the event.
Individuals were nominated for a STAR award by their Lead Faculty members based upon their overall contribution to the program in which they teach and student evaluations and feedback with regard to the quality of the instruction they provide.
2011 Platinum STAR Recipients
Jessica Hamlin – College of Arts, Sciences, and Technology
Robert Sievers – College of Business
Andy Dorr – College of Health and Public Administration
2011-2012 Excellence in Mentoring Awards
The Office of Teaching Effectiveness also recognized recipients for the Excellence in Mentoring and Promising New Adjunct Faculty Awards. Two individuals received the Excellence in Mentoring Awards for the 2011-2012 academic year. Winners were selected based on their mentees’ feedback, as well as their mentees’ performance in the mentored class, and their adherence to program policies and procedures.
2011-2012 Excellence in Mentoring Award Recipients
Dr. Bob Barrett
2011-2012 Promising New Adjunct Award
The Promising New Adjunct Faculty Award is awarded to the adjunct faculty member who shows exemplary promise for a rewarding teaching career at Franklin University. The award is given based upon student evaluations and feedback as well as Lead Faculty recommendation.
2011-2012 Promising New Adjunct Faculty Recipient
|Miriam Abbott||Diana Frole||Ann Remley||Patricia Wiseman|
|Wendy Adelmann||Timothy Gagliardo||Thomas Richards||Timothy Wiseman|
|Adam Andrews||Mary Garman||Marilyn Rofsky||Eric Zhang|
|Larry Baker||Michael Gray||Richard Rozzell|
|Bob Barrett||Jacqueline Hagerott||Debra Ryle|
|Wendy Bartkus||David Hedrick||Terry Satterfield|
|Harold Bashor||C'Lamt Ho||Harlan Schottenstein|
|Dean Blackstone||David Hodges||Christine Seebon|
|Meryl Bodner||Wanda Hoerle||Brenda Seidel|
|Wayne Booker||Heather Houchard||Charlie Shu|
|Stephanie Bost-Chi||Alvin Igwebuike||Gary Sigrist|
|Brad Bradford||Angela Johnson||Thomas Smith|
|Judy Buchholtz||Atiba Jones||Stephen Stewart|
|Jane Campanizzi-Mook||Richard Jones||Eric Sumners|
|Dennis Cashman||Michael Lydon||Paul Sweeney|
|Niccole Chandler Hyatt||Sharon Massen||Dean Taylor|
|April Childers||Julie McDonald||Anthony Vander
|Tina Comston||Erin Mentel-Gaeta||Denielle Vazquez|
|Carol Corkern||Jodi Miller||Michael Viren|
|Deborah Cummings||Elizabeth Murch||Stephanie
|Alisa DiSalvo||Eric Neff||Brad Wahl|
|John Downs||Barbara Pietro||Julie Walcoff|
|Amy Eaton||Carol Pitman||Wendy Walker|
|Roger Engle||Bethany Poore||Sherry Weisgarber|
|Nancy Fidler||Jeffrey Racz||Frederic Wilkerson|
|Klaus Fricke||LaTashia Reedus||James Wilson|
Franklin University expands the term “academic quality” beyond its conventional definition to include elements specific to the University’s nontraditional student body. From the students’ perspective, quality largely equates to the experience they have in the classroom, whether on campus or online.
The STAR awards are one more element utilized by Franklin University to help assure adjuncts play a key role in each student’s experience.
About Franklin University
Founded in 1902, Franklin University is one of the leading and most experienced educators of adult students. Annually, nearly 10,000 students attend Franklin, through its Main Campus in downtown Columbus, Ohio, three Central Ohio locations, regional locations in Beavercreek, Ohio and Indianapolis, as well as at five co-locations across Ohio, in addition to online. Franklin offers more than 40 undergraduate and graduate programs (including the new Social Sciences and Entrepreneurship Bachelor of Science programs) and graduates more than 1,500 students annually. The University's MBA program is offered internationally through agreements with institutions in Europe and the Middle East. Further information regarding Franklin University can be found at www.franklin.edu.
Franklin University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).