In the Spotlight: July 23, 2008

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  • Ken Pegram
    NAU Bookstore Director Ken Pegram, second from left, accepts his Values in Action Award for Innovation from representatives of Follett Corp., including, from left, Mark Litzinger, chairman of the board, and Chris Traut, president and CEO, and Tom Christopher, president of Follett Higher Education Group.

    Ken Pegram, director of the NAU Bookstore, has been awarded a 2008 Follett Values in Action Award for Innovation.Pegram was recognized for his innovation, creativity and customer service during the NAU Bookstore’s remodeling and grand opening. The annual awards are given to Follett employees who demonstrate the company’s core values.Pegram received the award in May at a management conference in Orlando, Fla. He traveled to Chicago in July where he was introduced to Follett Corp. shareholders.Follett Higher Education Group was selected to operate the bookstore beginning in 2007.

  • Matt A. Casado, professor in the School of Hotel and Restaurant Management, presented the paper “Application of a Hospitality Case Study in the University Classroom” at the 25th conference of the World Association for Case Method Research and Application at Napier University, Edinburgh.
  • Margot Saltonstall, assessment coordinator for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs, Rick Brandel, dean of students, and Mary Rostenberg, graduate assistant, presented “Implementing a Readiness Tool to Increase Persistence and Improve Individual Student Success” at the International Assessment and Retention Conference held in Scottsdale, Arizona June 11-15.
  • Chris Lanterman, lecturer of educational specialties in the College of Education and doctoral student in curriculum and instruction, received a Student Recognition Award from the Association for Higher Education and Disability on July 18 at its 2008 annual conference in Reno, Nev. Landerman was recognized for his efforts to create inclusive environments in higher education through reframing disability as a social construct and the application of universal design.