President's Awards for Excellence

Each year, Southeastern President John L. Crain bestows the university's most prestigious honor, the President's Award for Excellence, to faculty and staff excelling in the areas of research, teaching, artistic activity, faculty service and staff service. Meet this year's recipients.

  

Davis

Connie Davis

Director, Auxiliary Services
President's Award for Excellence in Service: Unclassified Staff

"Someone who provides excellent service does so in the same superior manner, whether it is for a paid position or a volunteer opportunity. It is what they do and they expect nothing less of themselves." -- Connie Davis

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Dolliver

Debra Dolliver

Professor, Department of Chemistry and Physics
President's Award for Excellence in Faculty Service

"She is the unofficial leader of the chemistry and physics faculty by virtue of her service." -- Gerard Blanchard, Head of the Department of Chemistry and Physics

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Hyde

Sam Hyde

Professor, Department of History and Political Science
President's Award for Excellence in Research

"I have always been impressed by the avalanche of new projects he undertakes; with Sam, the pace never seems to slacken." -- Keith M. Finley, Instructor, Department of History and Political Science

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Newkirk

Dale Newkirk

Associate Professor, Department of Fine and Performing Arts
Director and Curator, University Art Galleries
President's Award for Excellence in Artistic Activity

"His exhibits are stunning and thought-provoking. His capacity to seek out subject matter relevant to today's society, combined with a profoundly discerning artistic sense is what has transformed our gallery into a nucleus of consistent scholarship, creativity and beauty." -- Kenneth Boulton, Interim Head of the Department of Fine and Performing Arts

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Sealey

Lorinda Sealey

Associate Professor, School of Nursing
Graduate Coordinator, Doctor of Nursing Practice 
President's Award for Excellence in Teaching

"She is very passionate about her students, the pursuit of learning and serves as an excellent role model." -- Staci Anderson, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing

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