Members of the College of Health Professions and Sciences are among those who received awards and recognitions at UCF’s 2019 Founders’ Day Convocation April 3 in the Pegasus Ballroom.
The annual event honors faculty members for outstanding teaching, advising, research, professional service and librarianship, as well as for significant career milestones. This year’s honorees include Professor Martine Vanryckeghem, who was named a Pegasus Professor — the highest academic award a professor can receive from UCF. She is the first in the college selected for this honor. Learn more
The event program identifies several major student award recipients as well.
Congratulations to all of our 2019 honorees!
THE PEGASUS PROFESSOR AWARD
Martine Vanryckeghem, Ph.D., Professor, School of Communication Sciences and Disorders
UCF OUTSTANDING DOCTORAL DISSERTATION (Social Science, Humanities, Education, Business, Art and Health category)
• Michael La Monica, ’18Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy in Education, Exercise Physiology Track)
COLLEGE EXCELLENCE AWARDS
Excellence in Graduate Teaching
• Jacqueline Towson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Excellence in Research
• David Fukuda, Ph.D., Division Head and Associate Professor, Division of Kinesiology
• Felicia Bender, Social Work Major
RETIRED OR RETIRING FACULTY
• Barbara Ehren, Ed.D., Professor, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
• Jamie Schwartz, Ph.D., Associate Professor Emerita, School of Communication Sciences and Disorders
RECOGNITION OF SERVICE TO THE UNIVERSITY
20 Years of Service
• Kristen Schellhase, Ed.D., Dean’s Faculty Fellow; Director and Associate Lecturer, Athletic Training Program
30 Years of Service
• Gillian Dreilinger, M.S., Associate Instructor, School of Communication Sciences and Disorders