Annual Alumni Association Faculty Awards

Every year, the Alumni Association honors faculty who excel in the classroom, laboratory and in the field. This year, 28 faculty members received recognition during an awards ceremony designed to celebrate faculty dedication to NC State’s core values—teaching, research and extension.

During the last 40 years, the Alumni Association has developed its faculty awards program into one of the most prestigious in the country. In 2016, the Association disbursed 28 awards and more than $100,000 in recognition of NC State’s high achieving faculty. Faculty are nominated by their colleges and selected by a committee.

The funding support for these awards comes from the North Carolina license plate program. Every time an alumnus or alumna purchases a specialized NC State license plate, a portion of those dollars are returned to NC State to reward faculty. The Alumni Association is proud to use these dollars to honor hardworking faculty who create the ties that bind students to NC State for a lifetime and elicit their unending gratitude for an education that changed their lives.

 Alumni Association Distinguished Undergraduate Professors 2016
John W. Carroll | Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies | College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Jan Genzer | Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering | College of Engineering
G. Keith Harris ’97 MS | Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences | College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Min. J. Kang | Department of Mathematics | College of Sciences
Lisa D. Parks  | Department of Biological Sciences | College of Sciences
Michelle S. Schroeder-Moreno | Department of Crop Science | College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Alumni Association Distinguished Graduate Professors 2016
Barry K. Goodwin ’88 PHD | Department of Agriculture and Resource Economics | College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Hasan Jameel | Department of Forest Biomaterials | College of Natural Resources
Munindar P. Singh | Department of Computer Science-Engineering | College of Engineering
Xiangwu Zhang | Department of Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science | College of Textiles

Alumni Association Outstanding Research Awards 2016
Harald Ade | Department of Physics | College of Sciences
Marie Davidian | Department of Statistics | College of Sciences
Fred L. Gould | Department of Entomology | College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
M. Gail Jones ’87 PHD | Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education | College of Education
Y. Richard Kim | Department of Civil Construction and Environmental Engineering | College of Engineering
Trudy F. Mackay | Department of Biological Sciences | College of Sciences
M. Christine McGahan | Department of Molecular Biomedical Sciences | College of Veterinary Medicine
Gregory N. Parsons ’90 PHD | Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering | College of Engineering
Ron R. Sederoff | Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources | College of Natural Resources
Laurie A. Williams | Department of Computer Science-Engineering | College of Engineering
Walt A. Wolfram | Department of English | College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Alumni Association Outstanding Extension and Outreach Awards 2016
Denis O. Gray | Department of Psychology | College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Alumni Association Outstanding Teacher Awards 2016
Paul C. Fyfe | Department of English | College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Russell E. Gorga | Department of Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science| College of Textiles
Marc A. Grimmett | Department of Educational Leadership, Policy and Human Development | College of Education
Herle M. McGowan | Department of Statistics | College of Sciences
Larry A. Nielsen | Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources | College of Natural Resources
Sara G. Queen ’02 B.ARCH | School of Architecture | College of Design



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Past Recipients

Alumni Association Distinguished Undergraduate Professors
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Alumni Association Outstanding Research Awards
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