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June 8, 2016 - Three members of the King’s College faculty earned faculty awards that were announced at the College’s recent Commencement exercises that marked the 70th anniversary of its founding.

Melissa Ciocco, clinical professor of sports medicine, received the Max and Tillie Rosenn Award for Faculty.  The award, established in 1998 by the Honorable Max Rosenn, Senior Circuit Judge of the Third District Federal Court, is given annually to a faculty member who is recognized as an outstanding teacher.  The award is given to a full-time faculty member with a minimum of 10 years of teaching at King’s.

Janice Thompson, Ph. D., associate professor of theology, received the Rev. Donald J. Grimes, C.S.C. Annual Award for Service-Learning Teaching Excellence.  The award recognizes a faculty member who has exhibited distinction in integrating service and learning in courses at King’s and who has combined service and learning in a way that especially aids students’ learning; that causes students to reflect critically on the service work they have done; that empowers and energizes students to do further and informed work in the community; and that meets a real community need. 

Patrick Temple, adjunct lecturer in the arts, received the Adjunct Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award.  The award recognizes the contributions of adjunct faculty to the teaching mission of King’s College.  A nominee must have “adjunct” status and have been teaching at King’s for at least seven years. 

Pictured, from left, is Joe Evan, Ph. D., provost and vice president for academic affairs; Father John Ryan, C.S.C., Ph. D., president; Ciocco, Thompson, and Temple; Tom Smith, chair of the King’s College Board of Directors; and Neal Bukeavich, Ph. D., associate vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty.