Feb. 17, 2012
CINCINNATI- The University of Cincinnati department of athletics will recognize 10 UC faculty members as recipients of its Legion of Excellence Faculty Impact Award during Saturday afternoon’s men’s basketball game in Fifth Third Arena. The honorees will be brought to the floor during a second-half timeout and identified through a public-address read, recognizing them for the award.
"The Faculty Impact Award represents the very best of UC," said senior associate director of athletics and senior woman administrator Robin Martin. "It is an opportunity to showcase the intellectual talent of our student-athletes and the extraordinary faculty members who inspire, train, and support the scholarly endeavors of every student at UC. I'm excited to see this award grow."
The 10 honorees are:
Professor John Brolley, assistant academic director in the advising unit of the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences;
Dr. Carl Bryant, assistant professor and director of undergraduate studies in the Micken College of Arts and Sciences;
Dr. Erwin Erhardt, assistant professor in the Carl H. Lindner College of Business;
Dr. Dianna Greivenkamp, adjunct faculty member of the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences;
Dr. Marshella Harkness, associate professor in the College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services;
Dr. Thomas Herrmann, program director and assistant professor in the College of Allied Health Sciences;
Dr. Paul Orkwis, acting director of the School of Advanced Structures in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences;
Dr. Dan Petersen, assistant professor in the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences;
Rose Smith DPT, associate professor in the Department of. Rehabilitation Sciences in the College of Allied Health Sciences; and
Dr. Karen Troup, assistant professor in the College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services;
This is the second year that the Legion of Excellence Faculty Impact Award has been presented. The honor came from UC’s Legion of Excellence Award, which was created in 2001 to celebrate and honor those student-athletes who earned the highest cumulative grade point average during the previous academic year and who were in good standing with their respective sport. The induction into the Legion of Excellence highlights the importance of academic achievement within intercollegiate athletics. Past Legion of Excellence winners had credited their success to the support of outstanding faculty members, recognizing them for their role at the core of the learning process for the student-athlete. As a result, a recognition system was instituted in 2010 through which student-athletes identified by nomination those faculty members who have impacted their overall academic success. These honorees became recipients of the Legion of Excellence Faculty Impact Award.
Prior to recognition at Saturday’s game, the honorees will also be feted with a reception at 3 p.m. in the Varsity Village’s Lindner Center Twyman Lounge (located on the 4th floor).