Archive for Thursday, May 6, 1999


May 6, 1999


Seven faculty at Kansas University will receive distinguished teaching awards during commencement weekend.

In addition to sitting on the main platform in Memorial Stadium at commencement May 23, recipients will be honored at the KU Alumni Association's all-university supper May 21.

Winners are:

  • Robert Lee, associate professor of health policy and management, who earned the H. Bernerd Fink award for outstanding classroom teaching.
  • Michael Yellow Bird, assistant professor of social welfare, won the Archie and Nancy Dykes award for undergraduate teaching.
  • Richard Schowen, professor of pharmaceutical chemistry and of molecular biosciences, and Lawrence Wrightsman Jr., professor of psychology, received Ned Fleming Trust awards for distinguished records of teaching, scholarship and service.
  • Diane Boyle, assistant professor of nursing, Vincent Gattone II, professor of anatomy and cell biology, and Louis Wetzel, associate professor of radiology, earned the chancellor's award for outstanding classroom teacher at KU Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan.

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