College of IST recognizes outstanding faculty and staff

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — On May 17, the College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) celebrated the achievements of faculty and staff over the past year with a presentation of annual awards. Held at the Nittany Lion Inn, 10 staff and faculty members were recognized, along with seven retirees and 17 length-of-service awards.

Those recognized included:

Faculty awards

  • Excellence in Outreach and Engagement in Scholarship — Frank Ritter, professor
  • Junior Faculty Excellence in Research Award — Jessie Li, assistant professor
  • Senior Faculty Excellence in Research Award — Jack Carroll, distinguished professor
  • George J. McMurtry Junior Faculty Excellence in Teaching and Learning Award — Jessie Li, assistant professor
  • George J. McMurtry Faculty Excellence in Teaching and Learning Award — Steven Haynes, senior lecturer
  • Junior Fixed-Term Faculty Excellence in Teaching and Learning Award — Alison Murphy, lecturer
  • College of IST Excellence in Teaching Award — Fred Aebli, instructor, Penn State Worthington Scranton

Staff awards

  • Customer Service Award awarded — Shannon Johnson, assistant director of IT
  • Rising Star Award — Betty Jo Houser, administrative support assistant, graduate programs
  • Dean’s Circle of Excellence Award — Lisa Lenze, director, Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Retirements

Five years of service:

  • Cindy Bierly, administrative support coordinator, Office of the Associate Dean for Graduate and Undergraduate Studies
  • Priscilla Cetnar, administrative support assistant, Undergraduate Academic Affairs
  • Rita Griffith, corporate relations coordinator, Career Solutions and Corporate Engagement
  • Kent Matsueda, senior instructional designer, Learning Design

Ten years of service:

  • Karen Brewster, executive assistant, Office of the Dean
  • Amy Grove, IT consultant, Information Technology
  • Chris Milito, director, Information Technology
  • Wade Shumaker, research technologist, Network-Centric Cognition and Information Fusion Center
  • Kathy Wiest, administrative support coordinator, Office of Faculty Affairs, Office of the Dean
  • Heng Xu, associate professor

Fifteen years of service:

  • Frederico Fonseca, associate professor
  • Shelly Kachik, program assistant and events coordinator, Career Solutions and Corporate Engagement
  • David Mudgett, senior lecturer, information sciences and technology
  • Jeanie Peritz, director, Undergraduate Academic Advising
  • Eileen Trauth, professor
  • Lynette Yarger, associate professor
  • Jon Yen, professor

For more information about the College of Information Sciences and Technology, visit ist.psu.edu.

Last Updated May 22, 2017