Wolverton Legacy Awards, research and teaching awards presented in ‘recognition of excellence’ for College of Arts and Sciences
From left: Amber Robinson, Stacy Hoskins Haynes, Kelly Moser, Cody Fondren, Tracy Britt, Veronica Knowles, Rick Travis, Ann Spurlock, Colleen Scott. Not pictured: Mark Novotny.
Mississippi State’s College of Arts and Sciences honored three individuals with the Robert E. Wolverton Legacy Award and presented six additional research and teaching awards to faculty members for their research and scholarly commitments to the university at the March 31 spring faculty meeting, held this year at Shorty’s in The Mill.
Created in 2014 in honor of Wolverton, a professor of classics at MSU for more than four decades, the Wolverton Legacy Award recognizes faculty, staff and friends who have made long-term contributions to the College of Arts and Sciences and have advocated the ideals of liberal arts education.
The 2022 Robert E. Wolverton Legacy Award winners include:
-- Tracy Fulgham Britt, an academic advisor for the College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Office, who retired last year.
-- Mark A. Novotny, professor and head of MSU’s Department of Physics and Astronomy.
-- Ann C. Spurlock, a veteran instructor for MSU’s Department of English who retired last year.
Given to faculty whose work contributes significantly to increasing awareness of the university’s research programs and capabilities, the annual research awardees include:
-- Stacy Hoskins Haynes, a professor in the Department of Sociology, who earned the research award in social and behavioral sciences.
-- Kelly M. Moser, an associate professor in the Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures, who earned the research award in the humanities.
-- Colleen N. Scott, an associate professor in the Department of Chemistry, who earned the research award in natural and physical sciences.
For outstanding teaching service, the annual teaching awardees include:
-- Cody Fondren, an instructor in the Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures, who received the teaching award in the humanities.
-- Veronica Knowles, an instructor in the Department of Sociology who received the teaching award in social and behavioral sciences.
-- Amber Robinson, an instructor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics who earned the teaching award in natural and physical sciences and mathematics and statistics.
MSU’s College of Arts and Sciences includes more than 5,000 students, 325 full-time faculty members, nine doctoral programs, 14 master’s programs, and 27 undergraduate academic majors offered in 14 departments. It also is home to the most diverse units for research and scholarly activities, including natural and physical sciences, social and behavioral sciences, and the humanities. Complete details about the College of Arts and Sciences may be found at www.cas.msstate.edu.
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Sarah Nicholas | College of Arts and Sciences