Awards presented at Faculty-Staff recognition event


By Dan Hoke

Among the award winners Monday were, front row, left to right, Rachel Toews, Jennifer Moore, Dr. Kay Daigle, Dr. Meg Cotter-Lynch, Dr. Teresa Golden, and Dr. Laura Atchley. Back row, president Sean Burrage, Dr. Doug Wood, Cherrie Wilmoth, Dr. Tim Boatmun, Dr. Stewart Mayers, Faculty Senate chair Dr. Daniel Althoff, Brandon Burnette, Kay Barber, Dr. Loide Wasmund, and Dr. Joshua Nannestad.

DURANT, Okla. –A number of awards and honors were presented Monday at Southeastern Oklahoma State University’s Faculty and Staff Recognition Celebration.

Dr. Kitty Campbell of the John Massey School of Business received the Faculty Senate’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

The event was held in the Fine Arts Recital Hall.

Following is the list of award recipients:

Faculty Senate Awards

Education and Behavioral Sciences

Teaching: Dr.Laura Atchley, Assistant Professor of Psychology-Coordinator of Early Intervention Child Development, University Center of Southern Oklahoma

Research: Dr. Stewart Mayers, Director of Teacher Education-Chair-Professor of Educational Instruction and Leadership

Service: Dr. Kay Daigle,Chair of Kinesiology- Associate ProfessorKinesiology


John Massey School of Business

Teaching: Dr. Kitty Campbell, Massey Professor-Chair of Management & Marketing-Interim Chair of Accounting & Finance/Professor

Research: Dr. Martin Bressler, Professor of Marketing & Management-John Massey Endowed Chair in Entrepreneurship

Service: Dr. Kitty Campbell


Math and Science

Teaching: Dr. Loide Wasmund, Professor of Chemistry

Research: Dr. Doug Wood, Professor of Zoology

Service: Dr. Teresa Golden, Chair-Professor Biological Sciences



Teaching: Dr. Joshua Nannestad, Assistant Professor- Choral Music Education

Research: Dr.Tara Hembrough,Assistant Professor, English, Humanities, and Languages

Service: Dr. Meg Cotter-Lynch, Director of Honors Program -Professor English, Humanities & Languages

Librarian of the Year:Brandon Burnette,Government Documents Librarian

Adjunct Professor of the Year: Cherrie Wilmoth, Kinesiology

Lifetime Achievement Award: Dr. Kitty Campbell


Staff Association Awards

Storm Rookie of the YearKay Barber, coordinator, Career Management Center

Outstanding Non-Exempt EmployeeRachel Toews, Assistant Registrar

Outstanding Exempt Employee —Dr. Tim Boatmun, Dean of Graduate School/E-Programming & Academic Support

Service to StudentsKay Barber

Outstanding Southeastern Staff Association MemberJennifer Moore, Human Resources, Payroll/Office Specialist


The following retirees were recognized at the event:

  • William Carter, State Director, Oklahoma Small Business Development Center, 7 years of service
  • Susan Dodson,Director, Student Support Services/ Project TEACH, 16 years
  • Stella “Marge” Eakins, Office Assistant/Grant Programs, Student Support Services 20 years
  • Bruce King, Instructor/Director of Native American Academic Programs, Art, Communication & Theatre/Center for Student Success/Native American Institute. 20 years
  • Larry Prather, John Massey Endowed Chair/Professor of Finance, 11 years
  • Kay Lynn Roberts,Executive Director Business Services/Comptroller-Office of Finance, 29 years
  • Kris Simpson, Director, Talent Search 23 years
  • John Van Bebber, Assistant Professor, Aviation Sciences Institute, 10 years
  • Caryn Witten, Professor, English, Humanities and Languages 17 years
  • Chunmei Yoe, Professor, Social Sciences, 20 years


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