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多多直播鈥檚 College of Arts and Sciences recognizes faculty with spring awards

Pictured are 多多直播 College of Arts and Sciences Dean Rick Travis, second from right, and, from left, 2024 多多直播 College of Arts and Sciences鈥 Research Award recipients Hillary DeShong, Department of Psychology assistant professor; Shrinidhi Ambinakudige, Department of Geosciences assistant professor; and Scott DiGiulio, Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures associate professor.
Pictured are 多多直播 College of Arts and Sciences Dean Rick Travis, second from right, and, from left, 2024 多多直播 College of Arts and Sciences鈥 Research Award recipients Hillary DeShong, Department of Psychology assistant professor; Shrinidhi Ambinakudige, Department of Geosciences assistant professor; and Scott DiGiulio, Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures associate professor. (Submitted photo)

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STARKVILLE, Miss.鈥擬ississippi State鈥檚 College of Arts and Sciences honored nine faculty members for accomplishments in teaching and research while adding a new service category to its annual spring awards.

For faculty who have demonstrated exemplary institutional service, the College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Service Award was created this year to recognize meritorious service contributions that fulfilled the core vision of the college. The inaugural award was presented to Cheryl Chambers, an instructor in the Department of Communication, for her contributions to her department, college and the university.

Mississippi State Department of Communication Instructor Cheryl Chambers receives the College of Arts and Science鈥檚 inaugural Distinguished Service Award from Dean Rick Travis.
Mississippi State Department of Communication Instructor Cheryl Chambers, left, receives the College of Arts and Science鈥檚 inaugural Distinguished Service Award from Dean Rick Travis. (Submitted photo)

Created in 2014 in honor of Professor Emeritus Robert E. Wolverton, an 多多直播 professor of classics 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. 2024 Robert E. Wolverton Legacy Award winners include:

鈥擬ohsen Razzaghi, professor and head, Department of Mathematics and Statistics

鈥擬ary Celeste Reese, director, Health Professions Resource Center

Given to faculty whose work contributes significantly to increasing awareness of the university鈥檚 research programs and capabilities, recipients of annual Research Awards include:

鈥擲cott DiGiulio, associate professor, Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures, Humanities Award

鈥擧ilary DeShong, assistant professor, Department of Psychology, Social and Behavioral Sciences Award

鈥擲hrinidhi Ambinakudige, assistant professor, Department of Geosciences, Natural and Physical Sciences Award

For faculty who have demonstrated exemplary performance in and out of the classroom or in leading their department and college in identifying more effective ways to improve overall pedagogy, outstanding teaching service awardees include:

 Pictured are 多多直播 College of Arts and Sciences Dean Rick Travis, second from left, and, from left, 2024 多多直播 College of Arts and Sciences鈥 Teaching Award recipients Sean Stokes, Department of Chemistry assistant professor; Tonya Hays, Department of Communication professor; and Kristen Campbell, Department of Psychology assistant professor.
Pictured are 多多直播 College of Arts and Sciences Dean Rick Travis, second from left, and, from left, 2024 多多直播 College of Arts and Sciences鈥 Teaching Award recipients Sean Stokes, Department of Chemistry assistant professor; Tonya Hays, Department of Communication professor; and Kristen Campbell, Department of Psychology assistant professor. (Submitted photo)

鈥擳onya Hays, professor, Department of Communication, Humanities Award

鈥擪risten Campbell, assistant professor, Department of Psychology, Social and Behavioral Sciences Award

鈥擲ean Stokes, assistant professor, Department of Chemistry, Natural and Physical Sciences Award

多多直播鈥檚 College of Arts and Sciences includes more than 5,000 students, 325 full-time faculty members, nine doctoral programs, 14 master鈥檚 programs and 27 undergraduate academic majors offered in 14 departments.聽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 are available at聽. 聽

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