Gatton Faculty and Staff Achievements Celebrated at Spring 2021 Awards Ceremonies

Each spring, the Gatton College of Business and Economics celebrates faculty and staff for superior accomplishments. This is a time to look back on the past year and recognize those who have gone above and beyond in their service to the college. This year, the Gatton community gathered both virtually and in-person to honor the following achievements. Congratulations to all!
 

Faculty Tenures & Promotions
Raymond Burgess to the rank of Senior Lecturer, in the Von Allmen School of Accountancy

Benjamin Commerford to the rank of Associate Professor with tenure, regular Title Series, in the Von Allmen School of Accountancy

Igor Cunha to the rank of Associate Professor with tenure, regular Title Series, in the Department of Finance and Quantitative Methods

Meike Eilert to the rank of Associate Professor with tenure, regular Title Series, in the Department of Marketing and Supply Chain

Daniel Sheehan to the rank of Associate Professor with tenure, regular Title Series, in the Department of Marketing and Supply Chain
 

Faculty Awards

2021 University of Kentucky Outstanding Teaching Awards- Olivia N. Davis, Darshak Patel

University Research Professor - Christopher R. Bollinger

Student Nominated Faculty of the Year - Olivia N. Davis

Research Excellence Awards

Research Productivity Award - Brian Murtha

Junior Faculty Research Productivity Award - Lala Ma

High Impact Research Award - Huiwen Lian

Teaching Excellence Awards

Brian Murtha

Jane Wells

Teaching Excellence Award, Graduate Student - Chris Pearson

SGO Above & Beyond Award- Faculty and Staff

This annual award, made possible by an anonymous donor, was created to recognize a Gatton staff and faculty member who has made a significant contribution to the college by going above and beyond. These award recipients have consistently demonstrated exceptional dedication to upholding the college’s values and exhibiting a positive outlook and impact on those around them.

Christy Anderson

Allan Chen

Paul Childs

Scott Kelley

Nancy Johnson

Jennifer Siebenthaler

 

Staff Awards

Judith Milburn Haywood Staff Awards

Jami Foster

Jason Galyon

Judith "Judy" Milburn Haywood was employed at the Gatton College of Business and Economics for nearly 40 years. Upon her retirement, she presented the College with the Judith Milburn Haywood Staff Award Endowment to recognize the outstanding staff of the Gatton College. The award was presented to two staff members who have gone above and beyond in terms of job performance and interpersonal skills.

Student Nominated Staff Member of the Year - Shonta Phelps

NACADA Excellence in Advising Award - Bethany Fugate

Staff Service Awards

Jackie Carbuccia– 5 years

Chris Carney– 5 years

Rachel Clark – 5 years

Bethany Paris– 5 years

Laura Prather– 5 years

Jennifer Soltis – 5 years

Alec Steckler – 5 years

Mike Trusty – 5 years

Candace Bramley-Hardesty – 10 years

Donica Buechlein – 10 years

Amanda Henderson – 10 years

Jeannie Graves – 15 years

Meg Marquis – 15 years

Shonta Phelps – 15 years

Beverly Kemper – 25 years

Connie Blakemore (ret.) – 40 years