UL Lafayette Foundation's Eminent Faculty Awards

Recognizing Five Honorary Faculty Members

By Joe Sam | jsam@cajunfirst.com

Published 03/20 2017 08:02AM

Updated 03/20 2017 08:02AM

 Annually held each spring, the UL Lafayette Foundation's Eminent Faculty Awards is a faculty recognition program honoring five faculty members for their outstanding efforts in teaching, research and service learning outreach. Guests will have an opportunity to mingle with the award recipients during a cocktail hour beginning at 6:00 pm, followed by a seated dinner beginning at 7:00 pm. Dessert and coffee accompany the introduction of each honoree through a beautiful and engaging video. The 2017 Eminent Faculty Award Recipients are:

Ray P. Authement Excellence in Teaching Award Dr. Chad Parker, Associate Professor of History, Geography and Philosophy Dr. Michael Totaro, Associate Professor of Computing and Informatics

Distinguished Professor Award Dr. Boyun Guo, Professor of Petroleum Engineering Mr. Corey Saft, Professor of Architecture

Leadership in Service Award Mr. Brian Kelly, Professor of Visual Arts

When: Thursday, March 23, 2017 6:00-9:00 pm

Where: Le Pavillon in Parc Lafayette 1913 Kaliste Saloom Rd.

Cost: Early Bird registration extended through March 9th- $30 per person Regular registration after March 9th- $40 per person Register online at ullafayettefoundation.org/efa or by phone at 337-482-0700

The Eminent Faculty Awards program is a tradition of recognizing excellence. Each recipient is awarded a $5,000 stipend. The first Distinguished Professor Award was established in 1965 in an effort to recognize faculty for their research, teaching effectiveness, and contributions to their profession and campus life. In 1992, the Distinguished Professor Awards program was expanded to incorporate the Dr. Ray P. Authement Excellence in Teaching Award honoring faculty members for their dedication to profession and students. Exceptional service learning outreach among faculty created a need for further program expansion and the Leadership in Service Award was added in 2016 to recognize faculty members showing commitment and effectiveness to service learning. UL faculty are now recognized for all three of their primary roles as educators: research, teaching and service learning outreach.

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