Published: March 12, 2006

Ten University of Colorado at Boulder faculty and staff members received the 2006 Marinus G. Smith Recognition Awards from the CU Parents Association.

The award recognizes CU-Boulder faculty, instructors and staff who have made a significant impact on the lives of one or more CU-Boulder undergraduates. Students and parents were asked to nominate candidates who were deserving of this recognition.

This year's recipients are Susan Heinzeroth, lecturer, Leeds School of Business; Deb Coffin, executive director, housing and dining services; Ghislain Sabre, teaching assistant, French and Italian department; Mark Ablowitz, professor, applied mathematics; Michael Mills, Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics; Adam Norris, instructor, applied mathematics; Laurel Asel, general professional, psychology department; Steven Pollock, associate professor, physics department; Phil Mitchell, senior instructor, Sewall Residential Academic Program; and Captain James Koehler, assistant professor of naval science, Naval ROTC.

The awards were presented on March 4. The award is named for Marinus G. Smith, a Colorado pioneer who made significant financial and land donations to the university to locate in Boulder at the base of the Flatirons.

For more information contact George "Barney" Ballinger, director of the Office of Parent Relations, at (303) 492-1098.