Convocation Fall 2014

 Lazzara Performance Hall
Friday, September 5, 2014

10:00 am


The University of North Florida's 43rd Annual Fall Convocation is a celebration of the accomplishments of many of our colleagues and friends. It is an opportunity to hear President Delaney's State of the University address, as well as the Provost's remarks on the efforts we will make this coming year to strengthen and refine our mission and values.  Convocation has traditionally also been a time to recognize the achievements of our faculty in the areas of International Service, International Leadership, Teaching, Scholarship, Service, and Advising. Another highlight of this program is the honoring of UNF 's 37th Distinguished Professor, Kristine Webb, Department of Exceptional, Deaf and Interpreter Education, College of Education and Human Services. 


Convocation Program  



Provost's Welcome:

Earle C. Traynham, Interim Provost 


State of the University Address:

John A. Delaney, President


Presentation of Awards:  

Mauricio Gonzalez, Vice President, Student and International Affairs

 William (Chip) Klostermeyer, Faculty Association President  


Presentation of Distinguished Professor Award:

Judith Rodriguez, Distinguished Professor, 2013


Distinguished Professor Address:

 Kristine W. Webb, Department of Exceptional, Deaf, and Interpreter Education


2014 Awardees (read bios)




2014 Distinguished Professor Award 


Kristine W. Webb (Exceptional, Deaf, and Interpreter Ed)


2014 Distinguished Professor Runner-up Award


Jeffrey E. Michelman(Accounting and Finance)


2014 Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Awards


Lian An (Economics and Georgraphy)


Elissa M. Barr (Public Health)


Ching-Hua Chuan(Computing)

Paul D. Eason (Mechanical Engineering)

Caroline A. Guardino (Exceptional, Deaf, and Interpreter Ed)

Alan Harris (Electrical Engineering)

Amy L. Lane (Chemistry)

Christoper T. Leone (Psychology)


Ping Sa (Mathematics and Statistics)


Madalina F. Tanase (Foundations and Secondary Ed)


2014 Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award


Tammie M. Johnson (Public Health)

John McDonough (Nursing)


2014 Outstanding Scholarship Awards


Matthew R. Gilg (Biology)

Michael W. Lufaso (Chemistry)

Theo C. Prousis (History)


2014 Outstanding Service Awards


Daniel C. Moon (Biology)

Jennifer K. Wesely (Criminology and Criminal Justice)

      2014 Outstanding International Leadership Award  

Paul Eason (Engineering - Mechanical)


Tracy P. Alloway (Psychology)


2014 Outstanding International Service Award


Margaret Partyka (Cashier's office)


2014 Outstanding Undergraduate Advising Award


Ken Hill (College of Education and Human Services)


 2014 Presidential Diversity and Inclusion Award 





              Individual Winner  

Oupa Seane (Intercultural Center for PEACE)

              Organizational Winner      

Academic Center for Excellence



2014 Presidential Diversity and Inclusion Research Award



Sophie Maxis (School Counseling)

Suzie S. Weng (Social Work)

       2014 Outstanding Faculty Community-Engaged Scholarship Award      

Rebecca A. Marcon (Psychology)