Prados UT Macebearer (292)

Dr. John Prados, who has been at the University of Tennessee 41 years as a professor and administrator, has been named Macebearer, UT-Knoxville’s top faculty award.

 Prados, professor of chemical engineering and former vice president for academic affairs, will carry the symbolic mace at commencement and other academic functions. The mace represents the faculty’s commitment to public service.

 The Alexander Prize, named for former UT President and former Gov. Lamar Alexander and his wife, Honey, went to Dr. Michael Pelton, professor of forestry, wildlife and fisheries. Pelton is internationally known for his research on bears.

 A new award, the Jefferson Prize, was presented to three UT-Knoxville faculty members to honor the leadership principles of the nation’s third president. The prizes, given by an anonymous UT donor, were presented to Dr. Eric Davis, assistant professor of veterinary medicine, Dr. Todd Diacon, associate professor of history, and Dr. William Nugent, associate professor of social work.

 Ten faculty members were recognized with Research and Creative Achievement Awards. They were:

 * Dr. Donald Bouldin, professor of computer and electrical engineering.

 * Dr. William Bugg, professor of physics.

 * Dr. Gregory Daniel, associate professor of radiology in veterinary medicine.

 * Dr. Joy DeSensi, professor of education.

 * Dr. Leslie Hickok, professor of botany.

 * Dr. George Hutchinson, professor of English.

 * Pam Longobardi, associate professor of art.

 * Dr. Claudia Mora, associate professor of geological sciences.

 * Jerry Phillips, professor of law.

 * Dr. Ziling Xue, assistant professor of chemistry.

 Dr. Carol Harden, professor and head of the geography department, was given the Angie Warren Perkins Award for excellence in teaching and scholarship.

 Dr. Bruce Wheeler, professor of history, won the L.R. Hesler Award, named for the long-time head of the botany department to recognize teaching and scholarship.

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 Contact: John Clark (974-2225)