12 CEHS faculty, staff receive Family and Friends Recognition Awards

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12 CEHS faculty, staff receive Family and Friends Recognition Awards

12 Apr 2021    

The Family and Friends Awards, formerly known as the Parents’ Recognition Awards, recognize University of Nebraska–Lincoln faculty and staff who have made a significant difference in students’ lives. Twelve College of Education and Human Sciences employees were honored for their support to students during a virtual celebration March 5.

All nominations are submitted by parents, family and friends of students who include a short explanation of why this person was nominated. The nomination is anonymously shared with each recipient and all recipients receive a certificate.

The honors provide encouraging feedback to employees about their impact on students, while inspiring positive student and faculty relationships, giving recognition in an area often overlooked by formal rewards systems.

The annual recognition ceremony was organized by the Office of Student Affairs and co-sponsored by the Teaching Council and the Parents Association. This is the 33rd year Nebraska faculty and staff have received this award. In total, 75 university employees were honored this year.

The 2020-2021 CEHS recipients are listed below. Numbers in parentheses indicate the number of times a recipient has received the award. If no number is listed, the award is a first-time honor. For more information, contact Student Affairs at 402-472-3755.

  • Ajai Ammachathram​, Nutrition and Health Sciences ​(4)
  • ​Evan Choi​, Child, Youth ​and Family Studies​
  • Maria De Guzman​, Child, Youth ​and Family Studies​
  • Cindy DeRyke​, Educational Administration​ (2)
  • Matthew Gormley​, Education Psychology​
  • ​Nicholas Husbye​, Teaching, Learning ​and Teacher Education​
  • Megan Kelley​, Nutrition and Health Sciences​
  • ​Raymond Ramirez​, CEHS Advising​
  • Amanda Rodriguez​, Special Education and Communication Disorders​
  • Lawrence Scharmann, Teaching, Learning ​and Teacher Education​
  • Mary Willis, Nutrition and Health Sciences (5)
  • Yan Xia​, Child, Youth ​and Family Studies

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