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Science faculty, staff recognized for teaching, research, service

Monday, May 6, 2013

Missouri State University’s College of Natural and Applied Sciences recognized excellence in teaching, research and service during its second annual CNAS Awards Reception held on May 1. All award winners were nominated by departmental personnel committees, department heads or students.

The recipients are listed below.

  • CNAS Excellence Award – Staff
    • Angela Plank, biology
    • Laura Rios, physics, astronomy and materials science
    • Katie Tucker, hospitality and restaurant administration
  • CNAS Faculty Excellence in Service Awards
    • Rich Biagioni, chemistry
    • Jill Black, geography, geology and planning
    • Lynda Plymate, mathematics
    • Becky Baker, physics, astronomy and materials science
    •  Michelle Bowe, biology
  • CNAS Faculty Excellence in Research Awards
    • John Havel, biology
    • Bob Pavlowsky, geography, geology and planning
    • Adam Wanekaya, chemistry
  • CNAS Faculty Excellence in Teaching Awards
    • Bryan Breyfogle, chemistry
    • Debbie Corcoran, geography, geology and planning
    • John Heywood, biology
    • Kathy Hughes, biology
    • Diann Thomas, chemistry
  • CNAS Student Nominated Awards for Faculty Excellence
    • Rich Biagioni, chemistry
    • Mario Daoust, geography, geology and planning
    • Alicia Mathis, biology
    • Paula Kemp, mathematics
  • 2013 Atwood Research and Teaching Award
    • Day Ligon, biology


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 College of Natural and Applied Sciences
The College of Natural and Applied Sciences incorporates more than 20 undergraduate and 13 graduate programs along with one cooperative program offered through a partnership with Missouri S&T. The academic departments that make up the college include: biology; chemistry; computer science; engineering; geography, geology and planning; hospitality and restaurant administration; mathematics; and physics, astronomy and materials science. Students have the opportunity for intense hands-on research and internships through a number of outreach and research centers and work alongside faculty who are producing cutting-edge research in their fields.



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