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Gannon University Recognizes Outstanding Faculty, Staff during Celebration of Excellence

Published: 04/22/2022

Members of Gannon's Admissions Department attended to support Excellence in Advising honoree Julie Lapiska.

Members of Gannon's Admissions Department attended to support Excellence in Advising honoree Julie Lapiska.

The Celebration of Excellence: Awards and Scholarship recognizes faculty and staff for their outstanding efforts and commitment to teaching, engaging and advising students - as well as serving the community. 

2022 Celebration of Excellence honorees include: 

Distinguished Faculty Award: Michele Kauffman, JD, MPAS, PA-C
The distinguished faculty award is the highest award a faculty can receive at Gannon University.

The Bishop Persico “Veritas In Caritate” Award: Megan Loibl, MA. 

Undergraduate Research Award: Xiaoxu Ji, Ph.D. 

Cooney and Jackman Families Professorship:
Saeed Tiari, Ph.D.
Doug King, Ph.D.
Russell Minton, Ph.D. 

Academic Safety Award: Ray Luniewski 

Excellence in Advising Awards: 
College of Engineering and Business, Saeed Tiari, Ph.D.
College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences, Peter Agresti, JD.
Morosky College of Health Professions and Sciences, Diana Julbe-Delgado, Ph.D. 
Enrollment Services, Julie Lapiska, B.A.

Excellence in Service Learning: Kirsten Grippe, MPAS

Tracy Willover Staff Award 2021: Tracy Willover, B.A. (posthumous)

Tracy Willover Staff Award 2022: Bari-Lynn Abatta 

Faculty were also recognized for their scholarship and research throughout the year; a virtual flipbook is available here

See photos and more from our celebration on the Gannon University Facebook page.

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