In the Spotlight: Jan. 16, 2015

Kudos to these faculty, staff and students

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  • Gary Emanuel, associate professor in the College of Education, recently received AdvancED Arizona Council’s 2015 Excellence in Education Award. The award is presented in each state to one individual who has demonstrated unparalleled leadership in promoting and advancing excellence in education. Emanuel will be recognized at the Arizona School Administrators’ Summer Conference luncheon later this year.
  • Jonathan Pringle, Cline Library’s curator of visual materials, co-authored an article with Libby Coyner of the State Archives. The paper, titled “Metrics and Matrices: Surveying the Past to Create a Better Future,” was recently published in the American Archivist.
  • An essay by Laura Gray-Rosendale, English professor, was recently published in the National Education Association’s Thought and Action. The essay, “Survivors on Campus: A Dialogue About Sexual Assault,” spotlights a conversation between Gray-Rosendale and Kirsten Dierking about their personal experiences. The authors hope to contribute to a public dialogue about sexual assault that recognizes the human cost and courage behind the reports and statistics.
  • Maria DeCabooter, coordinator in the Office of Public Affairs, was featured in the January 2015 issue of the Nonprofit Communications Report. She was quoted as an expert on best social media practices for following users on Pinterest and Instagram.
  • Dan Bruey, director of administration in Campus Health Services, became president of the Pacific Coast College Health Association on Jan. 1 after serving the past year as the president-elect. Cheryl Mossman, fiscal operations manager in Campus Health Services, was elected as the treasurer for PCCHA and began her term of service on Jan. 1. The Pacific Coast College Health Association is a voluntary, non-profit, regional affiliate of the American College Health Association and its purpose is to provide a professional organization which institutions of higher education, their health services, other interested individuals and organizations may join in order to work together to promote health, including preventive and health promotion programs, on behalf of those they serve.
  • Laura Camden, associate professor of photojournalism in the School of Communication, presented “Interdisciplinary Service to a Tibetan Refugee Settlement in India: Photojournalism team report” at the 13th annual Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities last week in Honolulu.

  • Toni DeAztlan-Smith, assistant professor of practice at the School of Communication, worked as a field producer and videographer on a documentary entitled Second Chances. It will air on Dateline NBC this Sunday, Jan. 18.

  • Kelsey Startzell, Merchandising and Public Relations major, won the Verizon Wireless Guest Blog Contest for her blog about her favorite fashion apps. Writing a blog about “Tech You Can’t Live Without” and entering the contest was an assignment in professor Gina Lawson‘s PR Writing class last semester. The blog was featured in Verizon’s national newsletter this week.