For the first time, the College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities held its end-of-year meeting in a virtual format on May 13.
CAAH faculty and staff might have missed the chance to catch up with colleagues after the meeting adjourned over the customary sweet tea and cookies, but otherwise the Zoom meeting covered much familiar territory.
College committee reports were delivered by the following faculty members: Andrew Levin (Curriculum Committee), Mickey Lauria (Research Committee), Daval Gajjar (Faculty Awards Committee) and Anthony Bernarducci (Honors and Awards Committee). Peter Laurence contributed the Faculty Senate report.
If there had been a theme to the meeting, it would have been “Transitions.” In his introductory remarks, Interim Dean Timothy R. Boosinger mentioned the challenges and changes COVID-19 brought to campus in March. He also looked ahead to strategies for a “return to work” and fall classes.
Kate Schwennsen was recognized for her exceptional leadership of the School of Architecture for a decade, while Jim Stevens was welcomed as the School’s next director beginning June 1.
Faculty members Thomas Kuehn (Department of History and Geography), Mark Hosler (Department of Performing Arts) and Robert Silance (School of Architecture) were acknowledged upon their retirement.
Nicholas Vazsonyi, who begins his tenure as dean on July 1, addressed the faculty and staff both warmly and briefly.
Announcements about faculty and staff award winners were split between Interim Dean Boosinger, Associate Dean Jim Spencer and Interim Associate Dean James Burns:
The afternoon’s recognitions began with two faculty awards normally announced at the annual Honors and Awards ceremony. Students from the CAAH Ambassadors selected these two winners from a field nominated by fellow students:
John B. & Thelma A. Gentry Award for Teaching Excellence in the Humanities
Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching
Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research
Dean’s Award for Excellence in Service
Dean’s Team Player Award
Dean’s Award for Excellence in Outstanding Customer Service
Clemson University Awards
In addition to the College’s award winners, one faculty member and one student from the College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities were recognized with Algernon Sydney Sullivan awards.
Congratulations to all of the College’s award winners!
A major gift for Architecture, and new leadership in English Dear Faculty, Staff, Alumni and Friends, First and foremost, I […]
Commencement is only the beginning After a long and grueling year, we just celebrated commencement in person. It was shorter […]
College initiates Conversations on Race and Reconciliation Dear Faculty, Staff, Alumni and Friends, This month, our College has launched an […]