ANGOLA, Ind. – Trine University recently honored several faculty members and two staff
members for outstanding service.
All of the awards were presented during commencement breakfast on May 4.
The McKetta-Smith Excellence in Teaching Awards were presented by John Shannon, Ph.D.,
vice president for academic affairs.
Catherine Swick, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Health Sciences, received the Helen
Smith McKetta Excellence in Teaching Award and the Professor Gerald H. Moore Overall
Excellence in Teaching Award.
William C. Barge, chair of the Department of Mathematics and Informatics, received
the Robert Ewing and Gail Stewart Smith Excellence in Teaching Award in Arts and Sciences.
Amy L. Nicholls, professor of English, received the Robert Andrew and Anne Ewing Smith
Excellence in Teaching Award in Arts and Sciences.
Ruth E. Kohlmeier, M.D., forensic science program director, received the Merle J.
and Anna Mae McKetta Thomas Excellence in Teaching Award in Arts and Sciences.
Sean M. Carroll, Ph.D., professor in the Electrical & Computer Engineering department,
received the Charles and Sue Ragan Gelet Excellence in Teaching Award in Engineering.
John E. Wagner, Ph.D., chair of the McKetta Department of Chemical & Bioprocess Engineering,
received the Steve and Mary Yacynch McKetta Excellence in Teaching Award in Engineering.
Timothy N. Tyler, Ph.D., John G. and Virginia C. Stemples Professor in Engineering
, received the Frank and Julia Gelet McKetta Excellence in Teaching Award in Engineering.
James B. "Jamie" Canino, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Wade Department of Mechanical
and Aerospace Engineering, received the John J. and Mary Gelet McKetta Excellence
in Teaching Award in Engineering.
Diane M. Wallinger, instructor in the Department of Business and Finance, received
the Charles William, Nelle Paris and Mary Ann McKetta Excellence in Teaching Award
Pavan Karra, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Wade Department of Mechanical & Aerospace
Engineering, received the Faculty Scholarship Award.
Lauren Magnuson, senior information services librarian, received the Faculty Service
R. Thomas Trusty, chair of engineering technology, received the Barrenbrugge Faculty
Jacqueline Delagrange and Frank Swenson each received an Outstanding Adjunct Award.
Delagrange teaches criminal justice in Trine's School of Professional Studies and
Swenson, who retired as a full-time faculty member in 1998, teaches mechanical engineering.
Professor Thomas P. Tierney, Ph.D., professor of English, presented the Jannen Renaissance
Scholar Award to Cindy Neyer, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Science.
Earl D. Brooks II, Ph.D., Trine president, presented the President's Awards for Excellence
in Performance to Janet Deahl, production coordinator in the Brand & Integrated Marketing
Department, and Linda Werling, administrative assistant in Student Services.