Faculty and Staff Recognized at Founder's Day

The Caterpillar Inc. Faculty Achievement Awards for Scholarship and Teaching recognize outstanding non-tenured faculty.

Caterpillar Inc. Faculty Achievement Award for Scholarship: Dr. John Nielsen, Assistant Professor of History

Caterpillar Inc. Faculty Achievement Award for Teaching: Dr. William Bailey, Assistant Professor of Accounting

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The Samuel Rothberg Professional Excellence Award recognizes outstanding achievements in research and creativity by a senior faculty member. Recipients are expected to make original contributions to their field and submit these contributions for critical appraisal by their professional peers.

Samuel Rothberg Professional Excellence Award: Dr. Joseph Chen, Caterpillar Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering & Technology

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The recognition of excellence in teaching became a tradition at Bradley in 1957 when Charles M. Putnam established the Putnam Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Charles M. Putnam Award for Excellence in Teaching: Dr. Dean Cantù, Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Teacher Education

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The Central Illinois Bradley Alumni Chapter established the Francis C. Mergen Award for Public Service in 1973 to honor of Dr. Francis C. Mergen, chairman of the Department of Industrial Engineering. In recognition of his excellence for public good, the Francis C. Mergen Memorial Award for Public Service was established. This Award is presented annually to a Bradley faculty or staff member who has distinguished them self in their love of humanity and contributions for the public good.

Francis C. Mergen Award for Public Service: Alison Morrissey, Associate Vice President for Advancement

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