By Paige Grande
Each year, the Bush School Faculty and Staff Awards celebrates those who have been singled out by students, peers, and supervisors for excellence in teaching and accomplishments of our faculty and staff. This year’s awards ceremony took place on October 7th at the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center. Dr. Ann Bowman, Dr. Joanna Lahey, Julia Lawrence and Jennifer Moore were this year’s award recipients.
Nominations from peers (and/or supervisors) and the selection committee selects winners based upon knowledge of job, teamwork, customer service enthusiasm, and professionalism from the list of nominees.
“I’m not sure how the selection committee chooses winners from everyone else here at the Bush School who shows all those qualities every day,” Bush School Dean Mark Welsh said.
Dr. Ann Bowman was awarded the Association of Former Students College-Level Teaching Award for “modeling Texas A&M’s core values of excellence, integrity, leadership, loyalty, respect, and self-less service and sets a high bar for students and peers.” Scott Walker, Vice President of Communications for the Association, presented the award to Dr. Bowman.
Dr. Joanna Lahey was awarded the Faculty Award for Excellence. As a leading expert in age discrimination, Dr. Lahey has been published in numerous academic journals and major publications. In addition to being a top scholar, she embodies teaching with excellence, a favorite of many students. Dean Welsh presented Dr. Lahey with her Faculty Award for Excellence on stage.
Julia Lawrence was one of the two winners of the Staff Award for Excellence. A favorite among INTA students, Lawrence is fully engaged with students and goes above and beyond to set them up for success. Dean Welsh presented Lawrence with her Staff Award for Excellence on stage.
Jennifer Moore was also the recipient of the Staff Award for Excellence, whom her nominators called “one of the brightest stars of the Bush School” for her work at the Mosbacher Institute for Trade, Economics, and Public Policy. Moore has served as the Assistant Director of the Mosbacher Institute since 2013. Moore was attending a Mosbacher event at Bush School DC and was unable to attend the event.
Congratulations to all the winners!