2008 award recipients

Teaching

Dr. Marsha Sousa

Whereas Dr. Marsha Sousa has served the University of Alaska Fairbanks with distinction since 1989; and has been a role model for untold numbers of students by virtue of her dedication, enthusiasm and professionalism; and

WHEREAS Dr. Sousa has developed a plethora of teaching strategies that take into account the varied needs, backgrounds and learning styles of the diverse students who enter her classroom; and is known for her deep respect and care for each student as an individual; and

WHEREAS Dr. Sousa is greatly admired by her students both for the depth of her knowledge and for her creative and engaging presentations; and is credited by many for inspiring them to seek successful and fulfilling careers of their own;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the University of Alaska Fairbanks takes great pride in the achievements and contributions of its faculty and extends its sincere appreciation and gratitude to Dr. Marsha Sousa; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the University, in recognizing the extraordinary excellence in teaching demonstrated by Dr. Marsha Sousa, bestows upon her the Emil Usibelli Distinguished Teaching Award on this day of May 5, 2008.


Research

Dr. Gerald V. Mohatt

WHEREAS Dr. Gerald V. Mohatt has served the University of Alaska Fairbanks with distinction since 1983; and has been instrumental in establishing an innovative, multidisciplinary program of biomedical health research that addresses issues in Alaska Native health; and

WHEREAS Dr. Mohatt has secured significant grants for the development and continuation of these vital studies; and has been a valued colleague and mentor to other researchers in the program, thereby expanding the breadth and quality of its scope and findings; and

WHEREAS Dr. Mohatt has won the respect of many Alaska Natives for the sensitivity he displays in addressing the particular social and cultural needs and expectations of rural and Alaska Native communities; and for his role in ensuring their close participation in planning, executing and analyzing the studies;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the University of Alaska Fairbanks takes great pride in the achievements and contributions of its faculty and extends its sincere appreciation and gratitude to Dr. Gerald V. Mohatt; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the University, in recognizing the extraordinary excellence in research demonstrated by Dr. Gerald V. Mohatt, bestows upon him the Emil Usibelli Distinguished Research Award on this day of May 5, 2008.


Service

Dr. John J. Kelley

WHEREAS Dr. John J. Kelley has served the University of Alaska Fairbanks with distinction since 1969; and has selflessly devoted his time, intellect and energy in service to science, students and the people of Alaska; and

WHEREAS Dr. Kelley has provided invaluable leadership in helping guide North Slope Borough policy and decision makers through technical and scientific material; and has consistently demonstrated great sensitivity and respect for the culture and needs of the North Slope’s Inupiaq communities; and

WHEREAS Dr. Kelley has given further of himself through an astonishing array of programs at many levels, including student academic development, University committees and international scientific organizations;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the University of Alaska Fairbanks takes great pride in the achievements and contributions of its faculty and extends its sincere appreciation and gratitude to Dr. John J. Kelley; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the University, in recognizing the extraordinary excellence in service demonstrated by Dr. John J. Kelley, bestows upon him the Emil Usibelli Distinguished Service Award on this day of May 5, 2008.


The above images were taken during the 2008 Usibelli Awards ceremony in UAF's Wood Center May 5.

Photos by Todd Paris, UAF Marketing and Communications.

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