Several faculty members from the College of Science and Engineering have been selected for recognition by the A&M-Commerce Faculty Senate.
Dr. Allan Headley in the Department of Chemistry received the William L. Mayo Professorship Award, which recognizes individuals who epitomize the goals of Professor Mayo's motto: “Ceaseless Industry, Fearless Investigation, Unfettered Thought, and Unselfish Service to Others.” The award is designated once every three years and recipients retain the title of “Mayo Professor” for the duration of their service at the university.
Dr. Larry Lemanski, Department of Biological & Environmental Science, received the H.M. Lafferty Distinguished Faculty Award for Scholarship and Creative Activity. Granted each year, this award recognizes an individual who has performed in an outstanding manner in scholarship and/or creative activity.
The Faculty Senate Awards for Professional Excellence are awarded each year to recognize faculty who have distinguished themselves through outstanding achievement in particular areas of their professional duties. Physics and astronomy professor, Dr. Cheri Davis, received the award in the Teaching – Classroom category. Dr. Robynne Lock, also with the Department of Physics & Astronomy, received the award for the Teaching – Innovation category.
Dr. Bao-An Li with the Department of Physics & Astronomy received the Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities – Unfettered Thought Award, while Regents Professor Dr. Wen-Long “Ben” Jang in the Department of Chemistry received the Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities – Fearless Investigation Award.
The Professional Service Award was granted to Dr. Matt Wood in the Department of Physics & Astronomy.