BGSU Firelands Recognition Program Honors Students, Staff

Huron, Ohio – The 45 Annual Recognition Program at Bowling Green State University Firelands College was held on Friday, April 25 at 6 p.m. in the Cedar Point Center.  The following staff and students received awards:

STUDENT AWARDS

Amy Salmons Berlin Heights Theatre Meritorious Service Awards
Brittany Graves Huron Society of the Flame
Brittany Graves Huron Building Blocks to the Future
Janet Keiffer Huron Theatre Meritorious Service Awards
Kelsey Hammond Huron Society of the Flame
Kelsey Hammond Huron Windows to the Future
Kim Creque Huron Theatre Meritorious Service Awards
Talon Smith Huron Windows to the Future
Talon Smith Huron Criminal Justice Award
Terri Horvatich Huron Outstanding Theatre Participant 2013-2014
Tessa Lamar Huron Theatre Meritorious Service Awards
Thomas Chapman Huron Society of the Flame
Thomas Chapman Huron Dean’s University Scholarship Award
Travis Skelly Lorain Society of the Flame
Rachael Cummings Milan Building Blocks to the Future
Tyler Voltz Milan Theatre Meritorious Service Awards
Richard Amezquita Monroeville Outstanding Acting Award 2013-14
Kelly Snay Norwalk Theatre Meritorious Service Awards
Deborah Carden Port Clinton Society of the Flame
Tony Kaiser Port Clinton Theatre Meritorious Service Awards
D’Sha Edge Sandusky Theatre Meritorious Service Awards
Keli Daugherty Sandusky Theatre Meritorious Service Awards
Lacey Miller Sandusky Theatre Meritorious Service Awards
Paul Maier Sandusky Theatre Outstanding Technical Award 2013-2014
Brendon Fox Wakeman Outstanding Theatre Participant 2012-2014

 

Description of Select Student Awards

 

Dean’s University Scholarship Award:

Thomas Chapman                                                                                    Huron

The Dean’s University Scholarship award, established in 1998, was made possible through a generous contribution from the Frost-Parker Foundation and a matching gift from the BGSU Alumni Association.  This $3,000 scholarship can be awarded annually to an outstanding BGSU Firelands junior who will transition to the BG campus in the fall.

 

BGSU Firelands Society of the Flame Award:

The Society of the Flame is an honorary society in which students are inducted on the basis of academic achievement, participation in a variety of campus programs, organizations, and general display of leadership on the campus based on the following criteria:

  1. Academic Excellence (3.25 GPA or above)
  2. Completed a minimum of 40 semester hours including current semester
  3. Active participation in a variety of campus programs
  4. Consistent display of leadership

 

BGSU Firelands Building Blocks to the Future Awards:

Each year BGSU Firelands recognizes those students who, during a one-year period, have provided outstanding service to the College.  A candidate cannot receive this award and the Window to the Future Award.

  1. Candidates must be registered BGSU Firelands students for a minimum of 20 credit hours per year (fall and spring).
  2. Candidates must have established a 2.00 GPA.
  3. The academic year of eligibility shall consist of in chronological order:  the summer, fall and spring semesters of the academic year for which the award is to be given.
  4. Candidates must have demonstrated contributions in multiple experiences during the academic year.  The purpose is to recognize persons who have contributed in a variety of ways rather than through a singular experience or student organization.

 

BGSU Firelands Window to the Future Awards:

Each year BGSU Firelands recognizes those students who have provided outstanding continuous service (more than one year) to the College based on the following criteria:

  1. Must be BGSU Firelands students who have completed a minimum of 40 hours.
  2. Must have at least 2.00 GPA
  3. Must have demonstrated contributions in multiple experiences during their tenure at BGSU Firelands, rather than a singular experience or student organization.
  4. A first year student is not eligible for this award.

 

2013-2014 Student Government Appreciation Awards:

Rachael Cummings                             President                                   Milan
Kelsey Hammond                                Vice-President                        Huron
Kori Hammond                                    Secretary                                    Huron
Thomas Chapman                               Treasurer                                    Huron
Brittany Graves                                   Campus Activities Chair       Huron

 

STAFF AND COMMUNITY AWARDS

Links to Progress Award

HOPE Club

This award is presented to the person or organization of the campus community that has been a significant link in the chain of growth of BGSU Firelands.  This person or organization must have been instrumental in linking the college to the broader human community. (See separate release for additional details)


Creative Scholar Award

            Theodore R. Bach                                                                  Lakewood

This award may be given annually to any full-time BGSU Firelands faculty member (in his/her third year or beyond) for outstanding scholarly or creative accomplishments during the previous three years. (See separate release for additional details)


Community Service Award

Jayne Yost, Macy’s Systems & Technology                         Milan

The community service award is given to an individual or organization from the community who has, in an extraordinary manner, participated in the growth, development or promotion of BGSU Firelands and the Firelands community. (See separate release for additional details)

 

Dean’s Special Recognition Award

Julie Hamann                                                                         Port Clinton

This special recognition award may be given annually to individual faculty members, administrators, classified staff, or members of collaborative teams who have made exceptionally meritorious contributions in support of the mission of BGSU Firelands.  Awards may be used to recognize career achievements as well as recent accomplishments.  (See separate release for additional details)

    

Distinguished Part-Time Teacher Award:

Ginger Packert                                                                       Norwalk

This award is bestowed annually to a part-time faculty member or administrative staff member who teaches at BGSU Firelands and demonstrates commitment to and excellence in the art of teaching. (See separate release for additional details)

 

Distinguished Teacher Award

Julie Didelot                                                                           Castalia

This award is bestowed annually to a full-time faculty member who demonstrates commitment to and exemplifies excellence in the art of teaching.  Persons may be nominated by any member of the BGSU Firelands community or by college alumni.  (See separate release for additional details)

Service Recognition for Faculty and Staff:

5 Years of Service:
Gordon A. Brown                                Norwalk
Deborah J. Carden                              Port Clinton
Kelly J. Cusack                                     Maumee
Carolyn R. Griswold                           Sandusky
Hossein Gharanfoli                             Norwalk
Sue Ellen McComas                             Huron
Thomas W. McGory                            Castalia
Amy Jo Planthaber                             Sandusky
Wendy M. Steinmetz                           Sandusky
Kevin S. Wilczak                                   Milan
Raymond A. Young                             Huron

10 Years of Service:
 Cynthia M. Bailey                               Castalia
Sandra V. DiCarlo                               Vermilion
Linda P. Cornell                                   Milan

15 Years of Service:
William J. Huepenbecker                Huron
Michael A. Kimaid                             Perrysburg
Tamara J. May                                    Norwalk
Sharon R. Velliquette                       Huron

20 Years of Service:
M. Maria Berger                                  Huron
Julie A. Hamann                                 Port Clinton
Scott A. Lizzi                                        Sandusky
Ludmyla Tatiana Panas                   Sandusky
Roddy C. Roark                                   Norwalk
D. David Sapp                                       Berlin Heights

25 Years of Service:
Karen Page Osterling                          Huron

30 Years of Service
William K. Balzer                                Perrysburg
JoEtta Crupi                                         Huron
Christopher J. Mruk                         Sandusky

45 Years of Service:
Joel Rudinger                                      Huron

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