6 faculty receive Family and Friends Recognition Awards

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Family and Friends Recognition Award Recipients Dennis Perkey, Ajai Ammachathram and Caron Clark. Not pictured: Megan Kelley, Mary Willis and Justin Olmanson.

6 faculty receive Family and Friends Recognition Awards

07 Mar 2022    

For their support of students, 6 College of Education and Human Sciences faculty received University of Nebraska–Lincoln Family and Friends Recognition Awards during a March 4 celebration. The award recognizes employees who have made a significant difference in students’ lives. 

All nominations are submitted by parents, family and friends of students who include a short explanation of why the 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 34th year Nebraska faculty and staff have received this award.

The 2021-2022 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.

Educational Psychology

  • Caron Clark

Nutrition and Health Sciences

  • Ajai Ammachathram (5)
  • Megan Kelley (2)
  • Dennis Perkey
  • Mary S. Willis (6) 

Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education

  • Justin Olmanson (2)

College of Education and Human Sciences
Educational Psychology
Nutrition and Health Sciences
Teaching, Learning & Teacher Education