The Claremont Colleges, and the
University of Oregon.
RACHEL HASTREITER (University
of North Georgia) was named a
Georgia Teaching Fellow by the
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship
Foundation. She will receive $30,000
to complete a master’s degree program
and, in turn, commit to teaching for
three years in Georgia.
NEELI BENDAPUDI (University of
Kansas) was named provost and
executive vice chancellor at Kansas.
She was previously the dean and H.D.
Price professor of business at the
Kansas School of Business.
ELIZABETH JONES (University of
West Florida) received a $10,000
Google Student Veterans of America
Scholarship. One of eight chosen,
the Marine Corps veteran is an
engineering student and president of
the student chapter of the Institute of
Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
BILLIE HOLLADAY SKELLEY (University
of Wisconsin, Madison) won a Purple
Dragonfly Book Award in biography
and in historical nonfiction with her
book Luella Agnes Owen: Going Where
No Lady Had Gone Before., a book for
PATRICK O’SHEA (University of
Maryland, College Park) will be
the new president of University
College Cork in Ireland. A fellow
of the American Physical Society,
and member of the Institute of
Electrical and Electronic Engineers,
Advancement of Science, O’Shea is a
Maryland graduate. University College
Cork was founded in 1845 and has
more than 20,000 students.
KAREN LAINO GIANNUZZI ( Troy
University) received the Distinguished
Alumni Award from the University
of Mary Washington. The award is
given to an alumnus or alumna who
has made significant achievements
and contributions to a profession or
community and who is recognized
T. DWAYNE MCCAY (Florida
International University) is the new
president of Florida International.
McCay was previously the
executive vice president and chief
operating officer. He is a graduate
of Auburn University.
SHERYL SYME (University of Maryland)
received the Linda DeVore Dental
Hygiene Alumnus of the Year award
from Maryland. She is an associate
professor and director of the bachelor
of science degree completion
program and director of curriculum
management for the division of
dental hygiene in the Maryland School
SALLY BEISSER (Drake University)
became the first woman to receive the
Provost Troyer Research Fellowship
Endowment at Drake. She also
received the Madelyn Levitt Teacher of
the Year award. Beisser is the founder
and director of the Talented and
Gifted Online Endorsement Program.
MARCHETA EVANS (University of Texas,
San Antonio) is the provost at Our
Lady of the Lake University. The past
president of the American Counseling
Association previously served as dean
of the School of Professional Studies
and the Worden School of Social
Service and at Texas, San Antonio.
TOM ORMOND (Georgia College &
State University) is the new provost
and senior vice president for academic
affairs at the University of North
Georgia. A graduate of New Zealand’s
Massey University, Indiana University,
and The Ohio State University,
Ormond also served at Darton State
College, Lock Haven University
of Pennsylvania, Sonoma State
University, and Ithaca College.
JEFF BROWN (New Mexico State
University), associate dean of research
in the College of Arts and Sciences,
retired after 32 years of service. He is
a graduate of the University of Illinois
and was president of the National
Council on Public History.
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