COE faculty, staff award winners recognized at Big Mean Green Salute


College of Education faculty and staff who received awards last academic year from the college and university were recognized at a special reception, the College of Education Big Mean Green Salute, on November 14 at the Golden Eagle Suite. Dr. Warren Burggren, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, welcomed guests and Dean Jerry Thomas recognized the honorees:

College of Education awards

  • Faculty Research Excellence: Jakob Vingren
  • Faculty Teaching Excellence: Smita Mehta
  • Faculty Service Excellence: Barbara Bush
  • Outstanding Lecturer: Judi Bradetich
  • Junior Faculty Research Excellence: Daniel Chen
  • Outstanding Staff Excellence: Laura Holliman

University awards

  • UNT Outstanding On-Line Teacher & Couse Award: Rossana Boyd
  • J.H. Shelton Teaching Award: Carol Wickstrom
  • President’s Council Teaching Award: Dee Ray
  • Student Government Honor Professor: Amy Fann

UNT foundation awards

In recognition of faculty excellence, the UNT Foundation established three awards that highlight the accomplishments of UNT’s most distinguished scholars and leaders, and College of Education faculty members received two of the three awards for this year:

Dr. Arminta Jacobson, Elaine Millikan Professor of Educational Psychology, received the Community Engagement & Outreach Award, which was established to recognize a faculty member who significantly impacts the academic enterprise of the university through her leadership and service and who demonstrates a high degree of professionalism, is committed to the strategic mission of the university, and encourages others to support and work toward the public good through innovative initiatives.

Dr. Mary Harris, Regents Professor of Teacher Education and Administration, received the Faculty Leadership Award. This award was created to recognize individuals who have the sensitivity to understand and work across organizational cultures and boundaries; the leadership to build bridges among community institutions and to make university and community institutions intelligible to and supportive of each other; and the capacity to develop new and productive projects and relationships that embody the university’s central commitment to its community engagement mission.

Dean Thomas also congratulated newly promoted and tenured faculty:

  • Dr. Kathryn Blanchard
  • Dr. Rossana Boyd
  • Dr. John Brooks
  • Dr. Susan Bryza
  • Dr. Colleen Eddy
  • Dr. Miriam Ezzani
  • Dr. Delini Fernando
  • Dr. Wendy Middlemiss
  • Dr. Pamela Peak
  • Dr. Dee Ray
  • Dr. Anne Rinn
  • Dr. Linda Stromberg

Congratulations to all of our outstanding faculty and staff!