DePaul recognizes faculty, staff with awards at 2019 Academic Convocation

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(DePaul University/Josh Woo)
At 2019 Academic Convocation on Sept. 5, DePaul recognized a number of faculty and staff with annual awards. This year's honorees included 30 Via Sapientiae Award recipients, the highest honor to acknowledge the contributions of individuals who have served the university.

Congratulations to all those who received recognition.

Via Sapientiae Award Recipients

John Ahern, associate professor 
School of Accountancy/MIS 

Frances Casey, director
Community and Government Relations

Douglas Cellar, associate professor
Psychology Department

Nell Cobb, professor
College of Education

Stanley Cohn, professor
Department of Biological Sciences

Aminah Al-Deen, professor
Department of Religious Studies

Donna DelGiudice, assistant director
Alumni and Adult Career Services

Bruce Evenson, professor
College of Communication

Mark Frigo, professor
School of Accountancy/MIS

Frida Furman, professor
Department of Religious Studies

Ocelia "Faye" Harris, assistant director
Undergraduate College Office

Paula Kagan, associate professor
School of Nursing 

David Kalsbeek, senior vice president
Enrollment Management and Marketing

Daniel Koys, professor
Department of Management & Entrepreneurship 

Xing "Lucy" Lu, professor
College of Communication

Carl Luft, professor
Department of Finance 

Catherine Marienau, professor
School for New Learning

Elizabeth Murphy, associate professor
School of Accountancy/MIS 

Carolyn Narasimhan, professor
Department of Mathematical Sciences 

Belverd Needles, Jr.; professor
School of Accountancy/MIS  

Cathy O'Brien, executive assistant
Office of the Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

Lazarus Rice, classroom technology support specialist
Information Services

Anita Rosso, director
TRIO Student Support Services 

Barbara Schaffer, employee engagement and EEO Manager
Office of Human Resources

Susan Stachler, associate director
Institutional Research and Market Analytics

Charles Strain, professor
Department of Religious Studies 

Kenneth Thompson, professor
Department of Management & Entrepreneurship 

Rev. Edward R. Udovic, C.M.; Secretary of the University; 
Vice President, Division of Mission and Ministry

Susan Wachowski, business analyst 
Office of the University Registrar 

Harold Welsch, professor
Department of Management & Entrepreneurship 

Spirit of DePaul Award Recipients

Olya Glantsman
Psychology Department, College of Science and Health

Stacy Kvet
University Counseling Services

Maria Molina-Frias
Admission Operations & Articulation Center, Enrollment Management and Marketing

Jessica Peterson
Student Affairs

Dan Ursini
Law Library

Staff Quality Service Award Recipients

Sarah Brown
Faculty Instructional Technology Services 

Megan Giedraitis
Adult, Commuter and Veteran Student Affairs

Karen Burgard
Driehaus College of Business

Michael Van Dorpe
Division of Mission and Ministry

Natalyn Williams
University Counseling Services


Excellence in Teaching Award Recipients

Christine Binder, associate professor
The Theatre School

Lamont Black, assistant professor
Driehaus College of Business

Elissa Foster, professor
College of Communication

Joseph Gardner, associate professor
College of Education

Xiaoru Guan, adjunct professor
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

Theresa Luhrs, adjunct professor
College of Science and Health

Babacar Mbengue, adjunct professor
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

Denise Nacu, associate professor
College of Computing and Digital Media

Ruben Parra, professor
College of Science and Health

Willie Reddic, assistant professor
Driehaus College of Business

Nicolas Sandys Pullin, adjunct professor
The Theatre School

Lisa Sigel, professor
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

Gabriele Strohschen, associate professor
School for Continuing and Professional Education

Christopher Tirres, associate professor
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences


Spirit of Inquiry Award Recipient

Wendy Netter Epstein, professor
College of Law


Society of Vincent de Paul Professor Inductees

Dustin Goltz
Professor, College of Communication

Ann Russo
Professor, Women's and Gender Studies 

Alyssa Westring
Associate Professor, Department of Management and Entrepreneurship 


Gerald Paetsch Academic Advising Award

Gwyneth Bailey Knorr
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

Estela Barragan Sorensen
Department of Political Science 

Harold Streeter
College of Computing and Digital Media

Erin Workman
Department of Writing, Rhetoric and Discourse

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