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Alumni Association Recognizes Distinguished Faculty

Twenty-five faculty members were awarded a total of $70,000 for their work in classrooms, laboratories and more.

The Belltower at night, with lights from passing cars in the foreground.

Faculty who excel in the classroom, laboratory and in the field do not go unnoticed by the Alumni Association. Since 1968, we’ve recognized top faculty with stipends that today range from $1,000 to $4,000. During a virtual ceremony Tuesday evening, we awarded 25 faculty members a total of $70,000. Nominations were made by deans, department heads, peers and students.

Alumni Association Distinguished Undergraduate Professors

  • Lianne Cartee, College of Engineering
  • April Fogleman, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Stephanie Jeffries, College of Natural Resources
  • Olga Kleiankina, Department of Music
  • Gary Lackmann, College of Sciences
  • Anne Spafford, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Alumni Association Distinguished Graduate Professors

  • Steve Barr, Poole College of Management
  • Paul Franzon, College of Engineering
  • Stacy Nelson, College of Natural Resources
  • Kara Peters, College of Engineering
  • Stephen Wiley, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Outstanding Research Awards

  • Ke Cheng, College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Heike Sederoff, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Paola Sztajn, College of Education
  • Cranos Williams, College of Engineering
  • Yaroslava Yingling, College of Engineering

Outstanding Outreach and Extension Awards

  • Thomas Barrie, College of Design
  • Detlef Knappe, College of Engineering

Outstanding Teacher Awards

  • Steve Barr, Poole College of Management
  • Jacqueline H. Cole, College of Engineering
  • Jeremiah Feducia, College of Sciences
  • Anne C. McLaughlin, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Bryan Ormond, Wilson College of Textiles
  • Angela Smith, College of Education

The sale of specialized NC State license plates helps pay for the awards. When you buy a plate, you get to display the “Block S,” and a portion of the sale price is returned to the Alumni Association to reward faculty. The plates are available in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia by visiting each state’s Department of Motor Vehicles. In Maryland, drivers must first obtain a license plate request form from the Alumni Association.