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From left to right: Dean Robert Rider, Synthia Clark, Priscilla Blanton, Mary Jane Moran, Jennifer Jabson, R. Steve McCallum, David Cihak, Laura Stetler, James Williams, Judson Laughter, Margy Wirtz-Henry, Melissa Hansen-Petrik, Charlotte Gossett, Dorian McCoy, Clea McNeely and Robyn Brookshire.

Dean Bob Rider celebrated faculty and staff in the University of Tennessee College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences for their accomplishments and service Wednesday at the annual faculty and staff awards ceremony.

The event was held in Hollingsworth Auditorium on the agricultural campus.

“The College of Education, Health and Human Sciences is so proud of the quality and commitment of our faculty and staff,” said Rider. “Their enthusiasm to come to work each day and enhance lives permeates our culture and inspires me.”

The following faculty and staff members received honors:

  • Melissa Hansen-Petrik, clinical assistant professor, Mary Helen Byers Award
  • Jiangang Chen, assistant professor, Frances Speight Clark Award
  • Jennifer Jabson, assistant professor, Irma Fitch Giffels Award
  • Dorian McCoy, assistant professor, John H. Tunstall Outstanding Faculty Award
  • Charlotte Gossett, administrative support assistant, John H. Tunstall Outstanding Staff Award
  • Judson Laughter, assistant professor, Helen B. Watson Outstanding Faculty Research Award
  • Elizabeth Hays, student, and Steve McCallum, professor, Helen B. Watson Outstanding Student-Faculty Doctoral Dissertation Award
  • Synthia Clark, administrative specialist, College Senate Departmental Staff Award
  • Clea McNeely, associate professor, College Senate Faculty Mentoring Award
  • Robyn Brookshire, director of the Early Learning Center, Jacquelyn Orlando DeJonge Faculty Award
  • David Cihak, associate professor, Louie M. and Betty M. Phillips Faculty Support in Education Award
  • Susan Groenke, associate professor, CEHHS Board of Advisors Outreach and Engagement Award
  • Steve McCallum, professor, CEHHS Board of Advisors Faculty Support Award
  • Mary Jane Moran, associate professor, Dean’s Leadership Award
  • Margy Wirtz-Henry, director, Dean’s MVP Award
  • James Williams, assistant professor, Dean’s Rising Star Award
  • Laura Stetler, assistant professor, and Angela Wozencroft, associate professor, Dean’s Service Award