AWARDS AND KUDOS
Kyle DeLapp, center, with Chancellor G.P. "Bud" Peterson, left, and Dennis Ahlburg,
dean of the Leeds School of Business. (Photo/Larry Harwood)
CU student awarded for bravery
Sophomore business major Kyle DeLapp received the Carnegie Medal on Sept. 20
in recognition of his brave actions in rescuing four children from drowning off of
Miramar Beach, Florida. In April 2006, a fierce current swept three boys and one girl from the shore out into the Gulf of Mexico. DeLapp and two friends swam into the current and rescued the children. The Carnegie Hero Fund Commission awards the medal to those who risk their lives while saving or attempting to save the lives of others. DeLapp is one of 19 people in the U.S. and Canada to receive the medal along with a $5,000 grant.
Dan Rummel receives Community Builder Brick Award
Dan Rummel, a special ops employee at the Student Recreation Center, received a Community Builder Brick Award from the Building Community Campaign Oct. 3. Dan helped to plan and coordinate the BCC's Family Day at the Recreation Center community-wide event last spring and was key to its success. The Community Builder Brick Award recognizes students, faculty, staff and campus groups that have made a positive contribution to campus. To learn more and to nominate someone for the award, visit the BCC website.
Second annual Fall Convocation events scheduled for Oct. 19
The second annual Fall Convocation Awards Ceremony: A Celebration of Faculty Achievement will take place in the Old Main Chapel Oct. 19 at 1:30 p.m. The ceremony will include a welcome address from Chancellor Peterson, followed by recognition of this year's faculty receiving tenure and promotion, a presentation of this year's Provost Faculty Achievement Awards and a reception in the Heritage Center (Old Main, third floor). In addition to the ceremony, Fall Convocation events will include lectures by recent Hazel Barnes Prize winner and Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Margaret Tolbert (10 a.m.), newly tenured Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Andrew Phillips and Associate Professor of Theatre and Dance Onye Ozuzu (11 a.m.) and Distinguished Professor of Psychology Linda Watkins (3 p.m.). All lectures will be held in the Old Main Chapel.