Stivers Recognized at Summit Awards
|Author: Lynn Minton|
Date: Monday, November 5th, 2012
Stivers has been active on the WKURF for 4 years serving as a member of the board and more recently taking on the role of Chairman.
“It is exciting to be involved with the progress that’s being made by the WKURF in promoting and facilitating research and entrepreneurial opportunities at WKU,” Stivers said.
“The increased engagement of students and faculty in a wide variety of projects ranging from developing student business ventures to supporting a cyber-defense lab should continue to attract the best and brightest talent to WKU and our community. It’s a pleasure to work with such a talented group that is helping the University reach its goal of international significance.”
The Summit Awards were presented at the Knicely Conference Center at WKU’s South Campus as part of Homecoming activities. The following were other awards given during the Awards Banquet.
Distinguished Service Medals to recognize the service of the University’s top volunteers were presented to Dale Augenstein of Hilton Head, S.C., Dan Murph of Bowling Green and Mike Simpson of Bowling Green.
Dorris (D.B.) and Lula Burchett of Germantown, Tenn., were recognized as WKU’s Philanthropists of the Year.
Kelsey Richey of Bowling Green is the Young Alumnus of the Year and Sally Sadler Tisdale of Louisville is the Alumna of the Year.
“Power of One” honorees for the Hilltopper Athletic Foundation membership campaign were Bob Baysinger of Glasgow, Roy Gravil of Brownsville, Michael Wang of Lexington and Scott Crutcher of Bowling Green.
The Barren County, Central Kentucky, Greater Louisville, Heartland, Muhlenberg County, Music City, Northern Kentucky and Warren County alumni chapters were recognized as Spirit of Distinction Alumni Chapters for their efforts in organizing alumni events, community service projects, student recruitment and special events.
University-wide volunteer of the year awards were presented to the following:
Michael Alvey of Owensboro, WKU-Owensboro
Dale Augenstein of Hilton Head, S.C., Alumni Association National Alumni Board
Dorthy Bailey of Bowling Green, Andy Burt of Bowling Green, Dale Clark of Russellville, Alicia Harrison of Bowling Green, Chelsea Kickert of Bowling Green, Bonny Petty of Bowling Green and Andrea Williams of Bowling Green, Program of Dental Hygiene Advisory Board
Howard and Kayla Bailey of Bowling Green, Society of African American Alumni Executive Committee
Barnes and Noble Booksellers, WKYU-PBS
Cynthia Barrow of Morgantown, Georgena Brackett of Scottsville, Pam Gonterman of Leitchfield, Tammy Hall of Bowling Green, Darla Harwood of Bowling Green, Ronnie Hawks of Elizabethtown and Linda McNeil of Nashville, Tenn., Health Information Management Program Advisory Board
Honorable Michael O. Buchanon of Bowling Green, President’s Board of Advisors
Tom Caudill of Lexington, School of Journalism and Broadcasting News-Editorial Professional Advisory Committee
Jean Cherry of Bowling Green, Connie Smith of Bowling Green and Ron Sowell of Bowling Green, College of Health and Human Services Stakeholders Advisory Board
Connie Colter of Glasgow, Military Science Department & ROTC Alumni Association
John Grider of Bowling Green, Kentucky Museum Advisory Council
Vince Foushee of Glasgow, Business ExecutiveAdvisory Council of the Gordon Ford College of Business
Dr. Joe and Barbara Higginson of Philpot, WKU Parents’ Advisory Council
Greg and Becky Jones of Fort Wright, Honors College Parents’ Advisory Council
Victoria Kelly of Bowling Green, The Center for Gifted Studies
Pete Mahurin of Bowling Green, “A New Century of Spirit” Campaign Cabinet
Dan Murph of Bowling Green, WKU President’s Office
Ken Perdue of Beckley, W.Va., School of Leadership Studies
Linda Pulsinelli of Bowling Green, Ogden College Dean’s Office
Kelsey Carter Richey of Bowling Green, Young Alumni Council
Randy Schumaker of Bowling Green, Roundtable of Industrial Leaders
Cora Jane and Col. Robert Spiller of Oakland, WKU Public Radio
Christine Sowders of Bowling Green, Libraries Advisory Council
Mike Simpson of Bowling Green, College Heights Foundation Board
Katy Tinius of Bowling Green, Alumni W-Club
Suzanne Vitale of Bowling Green, WKU Foundation Board of Trustees
Barry White of Alvaton, Hilltopper Athletic Foundation Board
Donna J. Woods of Bowling Green, The Center for Gerontology
Scott Young of Glasgow, WKU-Glasgow
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Dr. Nahid Gani, Assistant Professor of WKU’s Department of Geography and Geology, has been awarded the prestigious and nationally competitive American Chemical Society-Petroleum Research Fund (ACS-PRF) Grant to support her research in East Africa.
Dr. Jill Maples, WKU assistant professor of exercise science selected as co-winner in the first “Science Idol” competition at the National IDeA Symposium of Biomedical Research Excellence in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Moon-Soo Kim, assistant professor in chemistry at WKU, has received a $249,978 National Science Foundation grant for students to work with WKU and South Korean collaborators to develop a point-of-care diagnostic for pathogen detection.