AWARDS AND KUDOS
Narinton McKinley, Shannon Matthews, Wiwiek Haldemen and Lillian Mayes from the Office of Financial Aid prepare to serve students Midnight Breakfast. (Photo courtesy of the UMC)
Robert Donchez receives 2008 Frascona teaching excellence award
Finance Instructor Bob Donchez has received the prestigious Joseph L. Frascona Teaching Excellence Award for 2008 from the Leeds School of Business. He was selected by a panel of previous faculty recipients for venturing outside the limits of traditional textbook teaching to motivate and engage students, and encouraging wide-ranging viewpoints. The award was established in 1991 by the Falkenberg family to honor Professor Joseph L. Frascona, "who as both an inspired teacher and mentor encouraged intellectual development and created a profound, lasting impact."
Midnight Breakfast volunteers contribute to a huge success
The UMC thanks the many Student Affairs administrators, faculty and staff members who volunteered to prepare and serve breakfast to more than 1,300 hungry students. The 22nd UMC Midnight Breakfast took place May 5 in the Alferd Packer Grill. A campus favorite, this event offers students a chance to refuel and refresh during their studies for final exams.
Mark Wetmore named 2008 Big 12 Men's Coach of the Year
Head men's track and field Coach Mark Wetmore has been named the 2008 Big 12 Men's Coach of the Year, announced by the conference office May 22. The CU men's track and field team won its first Big 12 Conference Outdoor Championship title at the 2008 event, May 16 through 18 at Potts Field. Wetmore has 11 men's and 10 women's Big 12 Cross Country Coach of the Year honors. His teams have won 25 conference championships: 12 men's cross country, 11 women's cross country, one women's outdoor and one men's outdoor.