Business People - June 12

June 08, 2011
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Summit Diabetes and Nutrition Services

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — The National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators announced that Patricia Carey, Ph.D., RD, LDN with Summit Diabetes and Nutrition Services in Chambersburg, achieved Certified Diabetes Educator status. Carey successfully completed the certification exam for diabetes educators.

Shepherd University

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. — Four Shepherd University faculty members were awarded outstanding faculty medals in teaching, research, service and advising during Shepherd's McMurran Scholars convocation on April 29. The awards were presented by Dean Laura Renninger and President Suzanne Shipley.

The 2011 winners of the Shepherd University outstanding faculty awards were Rebecca Mercado, assistant professor of education; Joseph Robbins, assistant professor of political science; Gordon DeMeritt, department chairman and associate professor of business administration; and Carol Plautz, assistant professor of biology.

The Outstanding Service Award was given to Mercado for her dedication to the value of learning through service and creative outreach initiatives on campus, and throughout the community at large.

The Outstanding Scholar Award was given to Robbins for his commitment to scholarly pursuits such as research publications, presentations, grants and creative activities.

The Outstanding Adviser Award was given to DeMeritt for demonstrating that advisee retention and success are linked directly to adviser support, guidance and exemplary knowledge of campus resources.

The Outstanding Teacher Award was given to Plautz for her willingness to explore new teaching and learning initiatives (such as learning communities, research mentoring and experiential learning opportunities), strong student support as evidenced by evaluation critiques, and overall excellence in all aspects of the profession.

Winners received medals and their names were added to the outstanding faculty awards plaque on display in the Dr. Howard N. Carper Jr. Learning Commons in the Scarborough Library at Shepherd. They also received $500 professional development stipends from Richard Helldobler, vice president for academic affairs.

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