|(From left to right) Nancy Fountaine; Caroline Odewumi; Jorge Olaves; Maurice Holder, Faculty Senate President; James H. Ammons, FAMU President; Cynthia Hughes Harris, provost and vice president of academic affairs; Kinfe “Ken” Redda; Ivey Williams; and Thyria Ansley.
. — Florida A&M University (FAMU) announced today the Teachers, Advisor and Advanced Teacher of the Year for 2007-2008, for their significant contributions to the university. The announcement was made at the FAMU Faculty Planning Conference.
“Florida A&M University has a magnificent faculty,” said Cynthia Hughes Harris, provost and vice president for academic affairs. “It is an honor to recognize seven of our colleagues that truly personify “Excellence With Caring.”
The Teachers, Advisor and Advanced Teacher of the Year were nominated by students and faculty and were recommended by the Faculty Senate. In addition to receiving plaques, each honoree received a $2000 award from the university.
The Teachers of the Year are:
Nancy Fontaine, Ph.D
., a tenured associate professor in the College of Education, elementary education department.
Caroline Odewumi, Ph.D
, a tenure-earning assistant professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, biology department. She has worked for the university for 15 years.
, better known as Coach “O,” has managed the Rattler Aquatic Center at FAMU for more than 19 years. As the swimming and diving head coach from 1997-2002, he built the team from five to 30 athletes.
Kinfe “Ken” Redda, Ph.D
., a tenured full-professor has been with FAMU and the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (COPPS) since 1985, during which he has procured more than 29 million dollars in grants for the University.
Ruth Sawh, Ph.D.
, an associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, English Department has been with the University for nearly 20 years.
The Advisor of the Year is Ivey Williams
, a counselor/advisor and C-PREP monitor in the School of General Studies, who has been with FAMU for 20 years.
The Advanced Teacher of the Year is Thyria Ansley, Ph.D
., a tenured associate professor in the College of Education, elementary education department. She has worked at FAMU for 15 years.
- 30 -