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Naval Academy Dedication Parade Honors Faculty

  POSTED ON: Thursday, April 23, 2015 9:03 AM by mediarelations@usna.edu

#031-15     ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Distinguished members of the Naval Academy faculty will be honored at the annual Dedication Parade, Friday, April 24, at 4 p.m. on Worden Field. The parade is free and open to the public.

The Dedication Parade honors academy faculty who are retiring, completing 20 or more years of service, have been selected as Emeritus Faculty, or are recipients of awards.

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, Naval Academy Superintendent Vice Adm. Walter E. “Ted” Carter, and Navy Capt. William D. Byrne, Jr., Naval Academy commandant will review the parade.

The faculty members who will be recognized are listed below:

Retiring Faculty:

Professor Craig K. Bailey, Mathematics
Professor Francis D. Correll, Physics
Professor Fred M. Fetrow, English
Associate Professor William H. Fletcher, Languages and Cultures
Associate Professor Gary O. Fowler, Mathematics
Professor John M. Hill, English
Associate Professor James R. Huddle, Physics
Professor Mark E. Kidwell, Mathematics
Professor Elizabeth M. Knutson, Languages and Cultures
Professor Gladys M. Rivera-LaScala, Languages and Cultures
Professor Joseph Suriano, Physical Education
Associate Professor Jenny Zhijie Wang, Languages and Cultures
Associate Professor Thomas A. Zak, Economics


Newly Designated Emeritus Faculty:

Professor George R. Lucas, Jr., Leadership Ethics and Law
Professor David P. Peeler, History
Professor Helen E. Purkitt, Political Science
Professor Arthur R. Rachwald, Political Science
Professor Thomas J. Sanders, Mathematics
Professor Antal A. Sarkady, Electrical & Computer Engineering
Professor John Barry Talley, Director of Musical Activities
Professor Sharon D. Voros, Languages & Cultures

Service Awards

Superior Civilian Service:
Professor Christine L. Copper, Chemistry
Professor Francis D. Correll, Physics
Professor James M. D’Archangelo, Mathematics
Professor Martin E. Nelson, Mechanical Engineering

Meritorious Civilian Service:
Professor C. Elise Albert, Physics
Associate Professor Christopher W. Brown, Computer Science
Professor James L. Buchanan, Mathematics
Professor Joel M. Esposito, Weapons and Systems Engineering
Professor Charles C. Hanna, Mathematics
Capt. William R. Rubel, U.S. Navy, Leadership, Ethics and Law
Professor Joseph J. Urban, Chemistry

Twenty-Year Service Awards:
Mr. Donald J. Carlson, Center for Academic Excellence
Professor Christine L. Copper, Chemistry
Professor Debora M. Katz, Physics
Professor William M. McBride, History
Professor Maria J. Schroeder, Economics
Professor Ralph J. Volino, Mechanical Engineering
Professor Jennifer K. Waters, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Forty-Year Service Award:
Professor Robert W. Love, Jr., History

Fifty-five Year Service Award:
Professor Rodney G. Tomlinson, Political Science

Excellence Awards:

The Class of 1951 Civilian Faculty Teaching Excellence Award (In honor of Professor Theodore J. Benac):
Professor Joseph J. Urban, Chemistry

The Class of 1951 Military Faculty Teaching Excellence Award and the William P. Clements Award for Excellence in Education:
Maj. Agur S. Adams, U.S. Marine Corps, Electrical and Computer Engineering

The Apgar Award for Excellence in Teaching:
Lt. John T. Kadz, U.S. Navy, History

The Class of 1951 Civilian Faculty Research Excellence Award:
Professor Joel M. Esposito, Weapons and Systems Engineering

The Superintendent's Civilian Faculty Service Excellence Award:
Professor Charles C. Hanna, Mathematics

Superintendent's Distinguished Athletic Leadership Award for Coaching/Teaching Excellence:
Associate Professor Stephen M. Cooksey, Physical Education

Colleen S. Smiley-Owendoff Teaching Excellence Award:
Lt. Zachary W. Prager, U.S. Navy, Leadership, Ethics and Law

Capt. Frank M. Adams Junior Officer Leadership Award:
Lt. Daniel E. Davis, U.S. Navy, 18th Company Officer

Raouf Ali Raouf Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching Engineering:
Associate Professor Cody J. Brownell, Mechanical Engineering

Kinnear Fellows:
Associate Professor Carl E. Mungan, Physics
Associate Professor Dianne J. Luning-Prak, Chemistry

Adm. Jay L. Johnson Professorship for Leadership and Ethics:
Dr. Joseph J. Thomas, Leadership, Ethics, and Law

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