Teaching awards presented at convocation

Jan. 12, 2004 by Karl Hill NMSU News Center

NMSU Interim President Bill Flores, far left, stands with the 2004 recipients of the Donald C. Roush Excellence in Teaching Awards. They are, from left, front row: John Harding, mathematical sciences; Kathleen Chinn, special education and communication disorders; Cathy Kerska, NMSU-Alamogordo; and Jon Howell, management. From left, back row: Harold Tollefson, history; Susan Cardenas, health science; Steven Stochaj, electrical engineering; Betty Habiger, NMSU-Grants; and Carlos Rosencrans Jr., agricultural and extension education. Not pictured are Jiming Chu, Dona Ana Branch, and Ming Li, NMSU-Carlsbad. (NMSU photo by Darren Phillips)

NMSU Interim President Bill Flores, far left, stands with the 2004 recipients of the Donald C. Roush Excellence in Teaching Awards. They are, from left, front row: John Harding, mathematical sciences; Kathleen Chinn, special education and communication disorders; Cathy Kerska, NMSU-Alamogordo; and Jon Howell, management. From left, back row: Harold Tollefson, history; Susan Cardenas, health science; Steven Stochaj, electrical engineering; Betty Habiger, NMSU-Grants; and Carlos Rosencrans Jr., agricultural and extension education. Not pictured are Jiming Chu, Dona Ana Branch, and Ming Li, NMSU-Carlsbad. (NMSU photo by Darren Phillips)

Eleven New Mexico State University faculty members were honored with the 2004 Donald C. Roush Excellence in Teaching Awards at the university’s Spring Convocation on Monday, Jan. 12.

In addition, the university’s first Outstanding Student Retention and Graduation Award was presented to Stacey Willmott, coordinator of athletic academic programs.

The Roush Awards, named for a former NMSU executive vice president in recognition of his 35 years of teaching improvement in New Mexico, are based on information from students, department heads, deans and branch campus directors. This year’s recipients are:

Carlos Rosencrans Jr., Department of Agricultural and Extension Education, College of Agriculture and Home Economics.

John Harding, Department of Mathematical Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences.

Harold H. Tollefson, Department of History, College of Arts and Sciences.

Jon P. Howell, Department of Management, College of Business Administration and Economics.

Kathleen M. Chinn, Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders, College of Education.

Steven J. Stochaj, Klipsch School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering.

Susan Cardenas, Department of Health Science, College of Health and Social Services.

Jiming Chu, Department of Health Occupations, Dona Ana Branch Community College.

Cathy Kerska, Division of Business, Humanities and Social Science, NMSU-Alamogordo.

Ming H. Li, Department of Mathematics, NMSU-Carlsbad.

Betty Habiger, Department of Pre-Business and Applied Business, NMSU-Grants.


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