Bradley Staff and Faculty Recognized at Founder’s Day Celebration
On Friday, Sept. 29, several staff and faculty were presented with awards for their outstanding service and dedication to Bradley University and its students. The recipients were recognized for carrying on the traditions of our founder Lydia Moss Bradley.
Staff Excellence Awards
Anne Hollis, Executive Director, Student Support Services
Kelly Welch, administrative assistant, Residential Living and Student Conduct department.
Francis C. Mergen Memorial Award for Public Service
Michelle Nielsen-Ott, Assistant Professor, Sciences/Health Sciences Librarian
Academic Advisor of the Year
Heidi Rottier, Instructor of Marketing.
First-Year Faculty Award
Dr. Priscilla Charrat Nelson, Department of World Languages and Cultures
Caterpillar Faculty Achievement Award for Scholarship
Dr. Cory Barker, Assistant Professor of Journalism
Caterpillar Faculty Achievement Award for Teaching
Dr. David Dominguese, Associate Professor of Physical Therapy
Samuel Rothberg Professional Excellence Award
Dr. Dean Campbell, Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Putnam Award for Excellence in Teaching
Dr. Kerrie Schattler, Professor of Civil Engineering.
Theodore C. Burgess Award recognizes excellence in collaboration between departments.
Interactive Media, Theatre Arts, and Mechanical Engineering departments collaborated for the experiential-learning-based excursion to Las Vegas to study and work behind the scenes with Cirque du Soleil and TAIT.
The program allows students from these majors to experience working on site with state-of-the-art technology and to participate in the operation of a live performance on a scale that is unavailable on campus. It also provides perspective beyond the typical expectations for job opportunities for graduates in each of the programs and aligns with Bradley's mission to empower students for success with the combination of professional preparation, liberal arts and sciences, and co-curricular experiences. The continuing nature of the project creates a direct pipeline for students with a strong understanding of both engineering and theatre to employment within a technological field that currently outpaces training in the entertainment industry.