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Faculty and staff recognized at Olivet College honors program
May 02, 2011

Olivet College recognized the best of its student body, as well as faculty and staff, at the annual Honors Convocation held April 20 in the college’s Mott Auditorium.

The Drs. M. Gorton and Peggy Riethmiller Awards are given to an outstanding administrator and faculty members for excellence in advising, scholarship and teaching. M. Gorton Riethmiller served as president at Olivet from 1957 to 1970.

Susanne Lewis, Ph.D., assistant professor of chemistry and chemistry program director, received the Riethmiller Outstanding Faculty Member Award for excellence in advising. Lewis is a resident of Charlotte and has taught at the college for seven years.

Don Rowe, professor of art and director of self and community, received the Riethmiller Outstanding Faculty Member Award for excellence in scholarship. Rowe is a resident of Olivet and has taught at Olivet for 42 years.

Nancy Van Hoozier, associate professor of HPERS, received the Riethmiller Outstanding Faculty Member Award for excellence in teaching. Van Hoozier is a resident of Lansing and has taught at the college for 19 years.

Tammy Walters, director of conferences and housing, received the Riethmiller Outstanding Administrator Award. Walters is a resident of Olivet and has worked at the college for 21 years.

The following faculty members also received awards:

Maria Davis, Ph.D., dean and provost of the college, received the John J. Shipherd Award. This award honors the person who has been most helpful to the senior class. Davis is a resident of Charlotte and has taught at the college for 17 years.

Thia Eller, assistant adjunct professor of art, received the Adjunct Instructor of the Year Award. This award is given to an adjunct instructor for contributions to the campus community. Eller is a resident of Olivet and has taught at the college for 20 years.


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