This edition of Professional Notes features faculty William Cavert, Justin Donato, Eric Fort, Marites A. Guino-o, Hans Gustafson, J. Thomas Ippoliti, Mike Naughton, Shirley Nieto-Flores, Bill Ojala, Lisa Prevette, Buffy Smith, Lisa Waldner, Kristine Wammer, Meg Wilkes Karraker and Victoria Young; staff Artika Tyner; students from St. Thomas' Chemistry and Music departments; and alumnus Mathew Vicknair '13.
The 2016 St. Thomas Day award recipients are John Abraham (Professor of the Year), Chip Connelly (Lavin Award), Mark Crea (Humanitarian Award), Anna Fry (Tommie Award) and Pat Ryan (Distinguished Alumnus Award).
This week's notes feature faculty Father Juan Miguel Betancourt, Dave Brennan, Cathy Craft-Fairchild, Amy Muse, Sarah Noonan, Lisa Waldner, Christian Washburn and Victoria Young; staff member Talia Nadir; and students Andrea Dennis, Pearl Nielson and Victoria Pyron Tankersley.
Tyner has served as interim officer of diversity and inclusion since July 2015, when she succeeded Dr. Calvin Hill, and looks forward to filling the position on a permanent basis. She will serve on the president’s cabinet.
Please remember in your prayers Martin Olav Sabo, a former state legislator and congressman who helped to obtain $15.5 million in federal funds for the Frey Science and Engineering Center at St. Thomas. Sabo died Sunday.
The Sustainable Communities Partnership, housed in the Center for Global and Local Engagement’s Office of Sustainability Initiatives, will hold an open house April 8 and a workshop April 22 for faculty members from all disciplines who are interested in learning how to integrate a local sustainability project into their courses.