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College of Arts and Sciences ‘Difference You Make’ Awards

Godfrey Excellence in Teaching Award Recipients Eva Nagase, Catherine Marrone and Michael Zingale

The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) at Stony Brook University recently held its annual Difference You Make Awards and recognition ceremony at the Hilton Garden Inn on campus. Now in its fifth year, this event recognizes retirees, faculty and staff of the College who exemplify excellence in our community.

Godfrey Excellence in Teaching Award Recipients Eva Nagase, Catherine Marrone and Michael Zingale
Godfrey Excellence in Teaching Award Recipients Eva Nagase, Catherine Marrone and Michael Zingale

The Godfrey Excellence in Teaching Awards, named for longtime CAS faculty member Bill Godfrey whose 52-year career at Stony Brook impacted the lives of so many students, were given to five faculty members across the College. These awards were created to give students an opportunity to honor faculty members who go above and beyond.

Each year, students in the College are invited to nominate faculty members who demonstrate excellence in teaching, a warm spirit and true mentorship for students in and outside the classroom. Members of the Dean’s Student Advisory Council deliberate to select the final recipients, one in each of five disciplines: Fine Arts, Humanities, Life Sciences, Social Sciences and Physical Sciences.

Out of 130 nominations, the 2019 honorees are:

  • Michele Bogart, Fine Arts: Professor, Department of Art
  • Eva Nagase, Humanities: Lecturer, Department of Asian and Asian American Studies
  • Maya Shelly, Life Sciences: Associate Professor, Department of Neurobiology and Behavior
  • Catherine Marrone, Social Sciences: Senior Lecturer, Department of Sociology
  • Michael Zingale, Physical Sciences: Associate Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy
Staff Excellence Award Recipients Jacqueline Donnelly, Mary Moran-Luba and Jin Bentley
Staff Excellence Award Recipients Jacqueline Donnelly, Mary Moran-Luba and Jin Bentley

Additionally, faculty and staff across the College nominated CAS staff members for the Staff Excellence Awards, recognizing those who go above and beyond and provide exceptional service to promote the excellence of our College. This year’s recipients are:  

  • Jacqueline Donnelly, Assistant to the Chair, Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • Jin Bentley, Lead Business and Grant Manager, Department of Physics and Astronomy
  • Mary Moran-Luba, Assistant to the Chair, Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature and Hispanic Languages and Literature

See more on the College’s website.

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