Annual Recognition Luncheon

Sponsored Program Recognition Luncheon

Since 1991, Sponsored Programs has hosted an annual celebration to commend and applaud the efforts of our faculty and staff working with sponsor funded projects. Invitations are extended to faculty and staff members who have either written or participated in a sponsored program activity during the designated academic calendar year. This annual event, heralded as a signature event, celebrates the very best of our faculty and staff talent.

At selected luncheons, the Chancellor has extended to meritorious faculty the Chancellor’s Award of Distinction for Sponsored Program Success. This award was established by the Chancellor in 2009 and was designed to celebrate and inspire excellence in sponsored program proposal success, an essential component to institutional excellence.

2018 Chancellor's Award of Distinction for Sponsored Program Success

2018 Chancellor's Award of Distinction for Sponsored Program Success awarded to Dr. Govind Menon 

Dr. Govind Menon (College of Arts and Sciences)
US Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Center for Manufacturing and Materials Science 

2017 Chancellor's Award of Distinction for Sponsored Program Success

Chris Boyd and Xutong Niu

Dr. Chris Boyd and Dr. Xutong Niu (College of Arts and Sciences)
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: Restore Act Science Program
Living Shoreline Suitability Model Transfer to Selected Water Bodies with the Gulf of Mexico
A GIS & Remote Sensing Based Approach 

Mary Griffin

Mary Griffin (John W. Schmidt Center for Student Success)
US Department of Education
Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program 

Govind Menon & Jacqueline Jones

Dr. Govind Menon and Dr. Jacqueline Jones (College of Arts and Sciences)
National Science Foundation in partnership with Auburn University
The Greater Alabama Black Belt Region Recruitment and Retention of Minority Students in STEM

Mark Salmon

Mark Salmon (Finance and Business Affairs - Physical Plant)
Alabama Department of Economic & Community Affairs
Extension of the existing trail along the perimeter of Janice Hawkins Cultural Arts Park in Troy

2016 Chancellor's Award of Distinction for Sponsored Program Success

Tonya Conner, Pamela Wimbish and Cynthia Hicks

Tonya Conner, Pamela Wimbish and Cynthia Hicks (College of Education)
W. K. Kellogg Foundation
Family Engagement, Project Pre-K to K Literacy

2015 Chancellor's Award of Distinction for Sponsored Program Success

Buffie Edwards, Debora Pettway, Ronda Westry, Mary Griffin (not pictured)

Buffie Edwards, Debora Pettway, Ronda Westry, Mary Griffin (not pictured)
(John W. Schmidt Center for Student Success)
US Department of Education
Student Support Services

Suzanne Tew-Washburn, Paola Premuda-Conti, Joel Willis, Cozetta Shannon* (not pictured), Latofia Parker (not pictured)

Suzanne Tew-Washburn, Paola Premuda-Conti, Joel Willis, Cozetta Shannon* (not pictured), Latofia Parker (not pictured) (College of Education)

US Department of Education
A Multi-Campus Approach to Training Rehabilitation Counselors for Public Service to General Caseloads and Consumers Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

A Multi-Campus Approach to Training Rehabilitation Counselors for Public Service to General Caseloads and Consumers with Mental Illness

*Dr. Cozetta Shannon passed away unexpectedly in 2015 after the submission of the grant proposals which were honored.

Kim Dove and Sherrie Blackmon (not pictured)

Kim Dove and Sherrie Blackmon (not pictured) (College of Education)
US Department of Education and Alabama Department of Education
Math and Science Partnership

2013 Chancellor's Award of Distinction for Sponsored Program Success

Dr. Jonathan Harrington and Dr. Terry Anderson.

Dr. Jonathan Harrington and Dr. Terry Anderson (College of Arts and Sciences)
US Department of State & US Embassy in Tbilisi
Georgia Partnership

2011 Chancellor's Award of Distinction for Sponsored Program Success

Dr. Kewei Yu and Dr. Stephen Landers

Dr. Kewei Yu and Dr. Stephen Landers (College of Arts and Sciences)
Marine Environmental Sciences Consortium
Environmental Chemistry of the BP Oil Spill: Redox Measures, Exploring the Mechanisms of Nitrate Aided Biodegradation of Petroleum Hydrocarbon Under Anaerobic Conditions & Analysis of Meiofauna from the Northern Gulf of Mexico

2010 Chancellor's Award of Distinction for Sponsored Program Success

Suzanne Tew Washburn, Mary Ann Templeton, Cozetta Shannon and Emma Peden

Suzanne Tew Washburn, Mary Ann Templeton, Cozetta Shannon and Emma Peden 
(College of Education)

US Department of Education
A Multi Campus Approach to Rehabilitation Counseling Education (Five Years)

2009 Chancellor's Award of Distinction for Sponsored Program Success

Glenda Avery, Teresa Johnson, Bernita Hamilton, Cathy Dunn and Judy Bazzell

Glenda Avery, Teresa Johnson, Bernita Hamilton, Cathy Dunn and Judy Bazzell
(College of Health and Human Services)

US Department of Health and Human Services
Healthy Schools, Healthy Kids, Healthy Families

Sponsored Program Year in Review

This summary is published as part of the recognition of writers at the annual
Sponsored Program Recognition Luncheon.
This report provides a summary of proposals submitted.