Outstanding Community Partner Recognition

Notice: THE OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY PARTNER AWARD WILL NOT BE OFFERED IN 2022
In appreciation for the dedication and accomplishments of organizations and/or individuals in our greater Southern New Mexico community, the College of Arts and Sciences has established the Outstanding Community Partner Recognition. The purpose of the recognition is to acknowledge community organizations, and their members, and their partnerships with faculty, staff, and students in our College.

Criteria:
  • Demonstration of sustained efforts that benefit the community, e.g., enriching quality of life which could include creating workforce opportunities, promoting social justice, and/or serving underrepresented groups, etc.
  • Achievements may include but are not limited to: solving persistent social or educational problems; developing innovative solutions to social injustice; preserving cultural heritage; supporting student learning or opportunities; and/or communicating important areas of awareness (e.g. climatic change, energy, healthy eating, etc.) to the general public.
  • Demonstration of a connection to the College of Arts and Science faculty, staff, and/or students. This may include but not be limited to: participation in service learning; collaborative funding opportunities; providing a service to the community.

Eligibility:

This recognition is selected through a nomination process. A department head, faculty member, staff member, or student organization may nominate a community organization and/or an individual in that organization. Organizations must be active in Las Cruces, El Paso, and/or in the Border region. All nomination materials need to be submitted by the deadline through this website.

Selection Process:
  • Recommendation to the Dean by the College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Awards Committee, with preference to applicants who demonstrate broad societal impact.
Nomination Deadline:





Recent OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY PARTNER RECOGNITION award recipients

  • 2021 - Not Awarded
  • 2020 - Not Awarded
  • 2019 - EMI Technologies, Inc.
  • 2018 - Casa de Peregrinos Emergency Food Program
  • 2017 - Not Awarded
  • 2016 - La Clinica de Familia and Third Judicial District Court Juvenile Drug Court Program

 

Outstanding Department Head Award Nomination

The College values the service of department heads and recognizes the importance of this role in implementing policy, improving programs, and supporting faculty. The recipient of the Outstanding Department Head Award will receive $1,000 in an account for professional use and an additional $2000 amount will be placed in an account in the department that can be used for any purpose to benefit the faculty, staff, and students as long as it is consistent with university policy. The College will accept multiple nominations and multi-nominee nominations for an individual Department Head, as well as individual nominations for individual Department Heads.

Nomination/Criteria

Nomination submission deadline: 9:00 PM MST , Wednesday, February 16th, 2022

AFTER YOU SUBMIT A NOMINATION PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL TO JIM MURPHY at murphy@nmsu.edu and within the body of the email indicate the name of the person you have submitted as the Outstanding Department Head. Thanks.

Nominations letters should be no more than 2 pages, single-spaced and should address why the department head is considered outstanding.



Recent OUTSTANDING DEPARTMENT HEAD award recipients

  • 2021 - Dennis Giever, Criminal Justice and Wil Kilroy, Threatre
  • 2020 - Amy Lanasa, Creative Media Institute
  • 2019 - Neil Harvey, Government
  • 2018 - Julia Barello, Art and David LoConto, Sociology
  • 2017 - Glenn Fetzer, Languages & Linguistics
  • 2016 - Jon Holtzman, Astronomy

Exempt Staff Development Award Nomination

The Office of the Dean in the College of Arts and Sciences has established an Exempt Staff Development Award designed to recognize the exceptional contributions and achievements of our exempt staff in the College. Each year, the award will be given in the form of funds to be accessed to support a professional development activity or the purchase of work-related equipment or materials.

Eligibility

All regular, full or part-time exempt employees within the College of Arts and Sciences are eligible each year (except those award recipients from the preceding two years). Nominees must have been employed in the College for at least twelve consecutive months prior to nomination.

Guidelines for Nomination

Each year department or unit heads may nominate exempt staff within her/his program to receive a grant award of $1,000.00 for professional development activity support or the purchase of work related equipment/materials (Note: equipment or supplies purchased with the award are NMSU property).

Nominations are made by electronic submission on the form below.

The number of awards each year will be determined by available fund amounts in the College.

Criteria for Award

Nominations should attest to one or more of the following:

  1. Outstanding service to others
  2. A sustained commitment to excellence in work performance
  3. Demonstrated commitment to the promotion of a truly diverse unit or College
  4. Demonstrated commitment to the promotion of collegiality and civility
  5. Demonstrated support of one or more of the core values of the College

Selection and Award Procedure

The selection committee will review all nominations and select the awardees. The committee will be comprised of: Two exempt staff members, at least one of whom received the award within the previous two years, a faculty member, and a College of Arts and Sciences Associate Dean (who selects the staff representatives on the selection committee each year).

Nomination submission deadline: 9:00 PM MST, Wednesday, February 16th, 2022

AFTER YOU SUBMIT A NOMINATION PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL TO JIM MURPHY at murphy@nmsu.edu and within the body of the email indicate the name of the person you have submitted the Exempt Staff Development award on behalf of. Thanks.

 



Recent EXEMPT STAFF DEVELOPMENT AWARD recipients:

  • 2021 - Amy Marion, Biology and Michael Wise, Theatre Arts
  • 2020 - Not Awarded
  • 2019 - Raena Cota, Computer Science
  • 2018 - Tiffany Santos, Geological Science
  • 2017 - Bill Ketzeback, Astronomy/Apache Point Observatory
  • 2016 -
    • Lucille Casas, College Dean's Office
    • Marisa Sage, Art/Art Gallery
    • Abby Train, Mathematical Sciences/Math Success Center

Non-Exempt Staff Award for Excellence Nomination

The Office of the Dean in the College of Arts and Sciences has established a Non-Exempt Staff Award for Excellence designed to recognize the exceptional contributions and achievements of our non-exempt staff in the College. Each year, the award will be given in the form of a monetary bonus.

Eligibility

All regular, full or part-time non-exempt staff members within the College of Arts and Sciences are eligible each year (except those award recipients from the preceding two years). Nominees must have been employed in the College for at least twelve consecutive months prior to nomination.

A bonus is defined as recognition for exceptional performance above and beyond the normal scope of an employee’s assigned duties and responsibilities. A bonus is a one-time payment from the source deemed most appropriate by the Dean. (Note: continuation of this award program each year is contingent on available funds).

Guidelines for Nomination

Each year department or unit heads may nominate non-exempt staff within her/his program to receive a bonus award of $500.00. The number of awards each year will be determined by available fund amounts in the College.

Criteria for Award

Nominations should attest to one or more of the following:

  1. Outstanding service to others
  2. A sustained commitment to excellence in work performance
  3. Demonstrated commitment to the promotion of a truly diverse unit or College
  4. Demonstrated commitment to the promotion of collegiality and civility
  5. Demonstrated support of one or more of the core values of the College

Selection and Award Procedure

The selection committee will review all nominations and select awardees. The committee will include: Two non-exempt staff members, at least one of whom received the award within the previous two years from the College, a faculty member, and a College of Arts and Sciences Associate Dean (who selects the committee each year).

Nomination submission deadline: 9:00 PM MST, Wednesday, February 16th, 2022

AFTER YOU SUBMIT A NOMINATION PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL TO JIM MURPHY at murphy@nmsu.edu and within the body of the email indicate the name of the person you have submitted the Non-Exempt Staff award on behalf of. Thanks.


 


Recent NON-EXEMPT STAFF AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE recipients

  • 2021 - Polly Perez, Anthropology and Dawn Rafferty, Mathmatical Sciences
  • 2020
    • Susan Enger, Fiscal Assistant, Department of English
    • Maria Sanchez, Department of Mathematical Sciences Administrative Assistant
    • Andreia Scarborough - Department of Criminal Justice Administrative Assistant
  • 2019
    • Diana Furman, Sociology
    • Carol Meyers, Journalism & Media Studies
    • Rebecca Smith, Art
  • 2018 - Barbara Burrell, Anthropology and Bea Guzman, Psychology
  • 2017
    • Rosa Christensen, Physics
    • Mary Holguin, Mathematical Sciences
    • Sylvia Saenz, Biology
    • Andrea Scarborough-Jaramillo, Criminal Justice
  • 2016
    • Dana Halsall (Barksdale), College Dean's Office
    • Nancy Howell, Journalism & Mass
    • Patricia Vargas, Government

Outstanding Faculty Achievement in Outreach Nomination

In appreciation for the dedication and accomplishments of our faculty members, the College of Arts and Sciences has established Outstanding Faculty Achievement Awards. The purpose of these awards is to reward and recognize those who have demonstrated excellence in Scholarship/Research/Creative Activities, Teaching, and Outreach in accordance with the mission of New Mexico State University.

Outstanding Faculty Achievement in Outreach ($1500)

Criteria:

  • Effort in the broader community that enriches the quality of life
  • Achievements in outreach may include but are not limited to: solving persistent social or educational problems, developing innovative solutions to social injustice, preserving cultural heritage or informing about important areas of awareness (e.g. climatic change, energy, etc.) to the general public.

Eligibility:

THIS AWARD IS SELECTED THROUGH A NOMINATION PROCESS. A DEPARTMENT HEAD OR FACULTY MEMBER MAY NOMINATE A FACULTY MEMBER FOR THIS AWARD. THE APPLICATION MATERIALS MUST BE COLLECTED AND SUBMITTED BY THE NOMINATOR TO THE AWARDS COMMITTEE THROUGH THIS WEBSITE. Self nominations are accepted.

  • All Faculty
  • Eligible to repeat after 2 academic years
  • Meets expectations or higher in all areas on latest Annual Performance Report

Selection Process:

Recommendation to the Dean by the College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Awards Committee with preference to applicants who demonstrate program or social impact.

Nomination submission deadline: 9:00 PM MST , Wednesday, February 16th, 2022

AFTER YOU SUBMIT A NOMINATION PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL TO JIM MURPHY at murphy@nmsu.edu and within the body of the email indicate the name of the person you have nominated for Outstanding Faculty Achievement in Outreach. Thanks.

 

Outstanding Faculty Achievement in Teaching Nomination

In appreciation for the dedication and accomplishments of our faculty members, the College of Arts and Sciences has established Outstanding Faculty Achievement Awards. The purpose of these awards is to reward and recognize those who have demonstrated excellence in Scholarship/Research/Creative Activities, Teaching, and Outreach in accordance to the mission of New Mexico State University.

Outstanding Faculty Achievement in Teaching ($1500)

Criteria:

  • Evidence of outstanding teaching that is supported by, but also extends beyond student evaluations
  • Substantive achievement may include but is not limited to: curriculum development, new or innovative pedagogy, mentoring, development, or enhancement of student learning through technology

Eligibility:

THIS AWARD IS SELECTED THROUGH A NOMINATION PROCESS. A DEPARTMENT HEAD OR FACULTY MEMBER MAY NOMINATE A FACULTY MEMBER FOR THIS AWARD. THE APPLICATION MATERIALS MUST BE COLLECTED AND SUBMITTED BY THE NOMINATOR TO THE AWARDS COMMITTEE THROUGH THIS WEBSITE. Self nominations are accepted.

  • All Faculty
  • Meets expectations or higher in all areas on latest Annual Performance Report
  • Eligible to repeat after 2 academic years

Selection process:

  • Recommendation to the Dean by the College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Awards Committee
Nomination submission deadline: 9:00 PM MST , Wednesday, February 16th, 2022

AFTER YOU SUBMIT A NOMINATION PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL TO JIM MURPHY at murphy@nmsu.edu and within the body of the email indicate the name of the person you have nominated for Outstanding Faculty Achievement in Teaching. Thanks.



Recent OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN TEACHING award recipients

  • 2021
    • Mary Ballyk, Mathematical Sciences
    • Nancy Chanover, Astronomy
    • Ilana Lapid, Creative Media Institute
  • 2020
    • Dr. Mark Walker, Philosophy
      Dr. Michaela Burkardt, Physics
  • 2019
    • Manal Hamzeh, Interdisciplinary Studies
    • Spencer Herrera, Languages & Linguistics
    • Mark Waltermire, Languages & Linguistics
  • 2018
    • Jerry Lodder, Mathematical Sciences
  • 2017
    • Mitch Fowler, Creative Media Institute
  • 2016
    • Fumi Arakawa, Anthropology
    • Brian Hampton, Geological Sciences
  • 2015
    • Mary Ballyk, Mathematical Sciences
    • Kim Seckler, Government

Outstanding Faculty Achievement in Scholarship/Research/Creative Activities Nomination

In appreciation for the dedication and accomplishments of our faculty members, the College of Arts and Sciences has established Outstanding Faculty Achievement Awards. The purpose of these awards is to reward and recognize those who have demonstrated excellence in Scholarship/Research/Creative Activities, Outreach, and Teaching, in accordance to the mission of New Mexico State University.

Outstanding Faculty Achievement in Scholarship/Research/Creative Activities ($1500)

Criteria:
  • Achieved recent exceptional levels of quality scholarship/research/or creative activity
  • Regional, national or international recognition that may include but is not limited to: publishing, major grant funding, career award, fellowship, performances or other honors
Eligibility:

THIS AWARD IS SELECTED THROUGH A NOMINATION PROCESS. A DEPARTMENT HEAD OR FACULTY MEMBER MAY NOMINATE A FACULTY MEMBER FOR THIS AWARD. THE APPLICATION MATERIALS MUST BE COLLECTED AND THE FORM SUBMITTED BY THE NOMINATOR. Self nominations are accepted.

  • Tenured or Tenure Track-Not Yet Tenured
  • Eligible to repeat after 2 academic years
  • Meets Expectations or higher in all areas on the latest Annual Performance Report

Selection process:
  • Recommendation to the Dean by the College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Awards Committee with preference to international or national recognition.

Nomination submission deadline: 9:00 PM MST , Wednesday, February 16th, 2022

AFTER YOU SUBMIT A NOMINATION PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL TO JIM MURPHY at murphy@nmsu.edu and within the body of the email indicate the name of the person you have nominated for Outstanding Faculty Achievement in Scholarship/Research/Creative Activities. Thanks.





Recent OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT in SCHOLARSHIP / CREATIVE ACTIVITY / RESEARCH award recipients

  • 2021
    • Scott Ferrenberg, Biology
    • Simon Gollo, Music
  • 2020
    • Tiziana Giorgi, Mathematical Sciences
    • Erik Yukl, Chemistry & Biochemistry
  • 2019
    • Anatoly Klypin, Astronomy
    • Mary Alice Scott, Anthropology
    • Rachel Stevens, Art
  • 2018
    • Thaddieus Conner, Government
    • Ilana Lapid, Creative Media Institute
  • 2017
    • Jianjun Tian, Mathematical Sciences
  • 2016
    • Margaret Goehring, Art
    • Peter Houde, Biology

 

S.P. Manasse and Margaret Manasse Endowed Fund Application

The S.P. Manasse and Margaret Manasse Scholar Endowed Fund recognition will be awarded to a faculty member in the College of Arts and Sciences for support of research/creative activity, outreach, or teaching. One Manasse Scholar will be selected each spring. The award is in the amount of $10,000 and the recipient will have 2 years to spend the funds. The money may be used to support any special project in research/creative activity, service/outreach, or teaching. The Manasse Scholar will be selected by the Dean based upon a recommendation provided by the College of Arts & Sciences Faculty Awards Committee. The Committee’s recommendation will be based upon the following criteria that are outlined in the Manasse endowment agreement.

The recipient of this award shall:

  • Be an eminent scholar whose record and reputation comports with being named the recipient of this award
  • Be actively engaged in scholarship, teaching, and/or service/outreach
  • Have made significant contributions to scholarship and/or education in his/her chosen area
  • Brings excellence to his/her chosen discipline
  • Provides leadership to faculty and students through scholarship or exemplary academic teaching and classroom rigor

Application requirements and process:

  • Applications are open to all faculty members
  • Applicants must submit a document (5 pages or less) that outlines the significant contributions they have made to their discipline in teaching, research, outreach, or creative activity
  • Provide a brief description of current research, teaching, outreach, and/or creative activity
  • Provide a current CV
Application/nomination submission deadline: 9:00 PM MST, Monday, February 21st, 2022
AFTER YOU SUBMIT AN APPLICATION PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL TO JIM MURPHY at murphy@nmsu.edu and within the body of the email indicate that you have applied for (or submitted a nomination for) the Spring 2022 S.P. Manasse and Margaret Manasse Scholared endowed fund recognition. Thanks.



Recent S.P. Manasse and Margaret Manasse Endowed Fund award recipients:

  • Spring 2021
    • Dr. Lois Stanford Department Anthropology
  • Spring 2020
    • Dr. Connie Voisine Department of English
  • Spring 2019
    • Prof. Julia Barello Department of Art
  • Spring 2018
    • Dr. Rani Alexander Department of Anthropology
  • Spring 2017
    • Dr. Kathryn Hanley Department of Biology
  • Spring 2016
    • Dr. Brook Milligan Department of Biology
  • Spring 2015
    • Dr. Timothy Wright Department of Biology
  • Spring 2014
    • Dr. Margaret Malamud Department of History
  • Spring 2013
    • Dr. Elba Serrano Department of Biology

 

College of Arts & Sciences Faculty Travel Grants

The College of Arts and Sciences recognizes the value of faculty development through travel opportunities that include attending conferences, workshops, meetings, exhibitions, and professional symposia. Faculty Travel Grants are designed to help facilitate travel for faculty participation and recognition at conferences or conventions and may be used for travel related to dissemination of faculty research, creative activity, teaching, or outreach development. The College will place the award travel funds in an operating account within the awarded faculty member’s department for support of the travel described in the selected application.

SPRING  2022
FACULTY TRAVEL GRANT APPLICATION SUBMISSION DEADLINE:
9:00 PM MST, Friday, November 19th, 2021

This Spring 2022 application opportunity is for travel commencing on or after January 01, 2022 and concluding no later than June 10, 2022.

Faculty Travel Grant awards are not expected to exceed $1000. It is anticipated that 8-10 Travel Grant awards will arise from this Spring 2022 Faculty Travel Grant call for applications. It is expected that award funds will be used for: transportation, lodging, meals, registration, shipping of exhibited works, etc.

Selection process:

Recommendation to the Dean by the College of Art and Sciences Creative and Research Activities Affairs Committee, with preference given to faculty who provide evidence the travel grant will specifically enhance their scholarship and benefit the faculty member recipient, their department, and the college.

Criteria for selection:

  • Demonstrated dissemination of faculty research, creative activity, teaching, or outreach outcomes.
  • A Recognition to be received at a major conference (e.g invited featured performer or presenter or speaker; substantial professional organization award recipient, etc.) is considered a strengthening application attribute when applications are evaluated

Eligibility:

  • Tenured or Tenure Track or College Track faculty are eligible to apply
  • “Meets Expectations” or higher in all areas on latest Department Head evaluation
  • Previous recipients must wait two intervening academic years to reapply. For example: a Faculty Travel Grant award winner in academic year (fall or spring) 2019-2020 is not eligible for a subsequent award until academic year 2022-2023.

AFTER YOU SUBMIT AN APPLICATION PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL TO JIM MURPHY at murphy@nmsu.edu and within the body of the email indicate that you have submitted a Travel Grant application. Thanks.

 



Recent College of A&S Faculty Travel Grant awardees (again eligible for a Travel Grant award after an intervening two academic year exclusion):

2020-2021 College of A&S Faculty Travel Grant awardees
No awards due to COVID-19 restrictions

2019-2020 College of A&S Faculty Travel Grant awardees
(Next eligible for a Travel Grant during the 2022-2023 academic year)
Fumi Arakawa (Anthropology)
Hyunin Baek (Criminal Justice)
Carol Campbell (Geography)
Tom Hearn (Physics)
Sabine Hirschauer (Languages & Linguistics)
Justin Klocksiem (Philosophy)
Sherwin Lau (Creative Media Institute)
Madelyn Moore (Music)
Kathryn Olszowy (Anthropology)
Marshall Taylor (Sociology)
Connie Voisine (English)
Lucy Zollner (Languages & Linguistics)
Stefan Zollner (Physics)

2018-2019 College of A&S Faculty Travel Grant awardees
(Eligible for a Travel Grant during the 2021-2022 academic year)
Kerry Banazek (English)
Kathryn Bove (Languages & Linguistics)
Christopher Brown (Geography)
Xuemei Chen (Mathematical Sciences)
Michael DeAntonio (Physics)
David LoConto (Sociology)
Louiza Fouli (Mathematical Sciences)
Marlena Fraune (Psychology)
Nichole Hamilton (Theatre Arts)
Manal Hamzeh (Interdisciplinary Studies)
Patricia MacGregor-Mendoza (Languages & Linguistics)
Eric Magrane (Geography)
Margaret Malamud (History)
Joseph Montaño (Mathematical Sciences)
Parth Nagarkar (Computer Science)
Michael Tapia (Criminal Justice)
Jean-Thomas Tremblay (English)
Roopa Vishwanathan (Computer Science)
Tonhgui Wang (Mathematical Sciences)
Laura Anh Williams (Interdisciplinary Studies)

2017-2018 College of A&S Faculty Travel Grant awardees
Rani Alexander (Anthropology)
Donovan Bailey (Biology)
Guram Bezhanishvili (Mathematical Sciences)
Nathan Brooks (History)
Robert Cooper (Physics)
Jessika Edgar (Art)
Kristian Finlator (Astronomy)
Mitch Fowler (CMI)
Tiziana Giorgi (Mathematical Sciences)
Richard Greenfield (English)
Brian Hampton (Geological Sciences)
Kelly Jenks (Anthropology)
Peter Kopp (History)
Lauren Rosenberg (English)
Mary Alice Scott (Anthropology)
Brad Shuster (Biology)
Lois Stanford (Anthropology)
Graciela Unguez (Biology)
Mark Waltermire (Languages & Linguistics)
Lauren Waszek (Physics)