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Honors Night: College celebrates students, faculty, staff, alumni

Wednesday, April 27, 2011 – Randy Trammell

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The College of Arts and Sciences held its 2011 Honors Night ceremony on April 20, celebrating the achievement of its outstanding students, faculty, staff and alumni.

The college’s departments and units presented awards to outstanding students, both undergraduate and graduate, in front of an appreciative crowd. Many of the awards have been endowed in honor of alumni and faculty emeriti, and they connect the students to a long tradition of excellence at GSU.

The ceremony also honored the recipients of the college’s Outstanding Alumni Awards. The winners were:

Margaret Andersen (Sociology: B.A., 1970) is currently the Edward F. and Elizabeth Goodman Rosenberg Professor of Sociology at the University of Delaware. She and her husband, Richard Rosenfeld, have endowed the Margaret Andersen Scholarship, which is awarded annually to an outstanding undergraduate or graduate Sociology student at GSU.

William Pate (Journalism: B.A., 1981; M.A., 1985) currently serves as the president of the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau. In 2009, the Atlanta Business Chronicle named him one of their "100 Most Influential Atlantans." He was part of a group of donors who established the Vicki York Fair scholarship for journalism majors. Later, he created the Margaret Ewing Endowment in Family Oral Histories.

Faculty award winners for the year were also honored at the ceremony. The 2011 Faculty Award Winners are:

Rose Sevcik, Psychology, Outstanding Faculty Scholarship

Daniel Deocampo, Geosciences, Outstanding Junior Faculty

Stan Anderson, Art & Design, Outstanding Teaching

Winners of the annual endowed staff awards were also honored:

Tawanna Tookes, Communication, Senior Staff Leadership

Andrew Reisinger, Women’s Studies, Outstanding Junior Staff