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Tucker, Minar and Oxnam Awards Recognize Faculty Excellence  

Tucker, Minar and Oxnam Awards Recognize Faculty Excellence  

May 9, 2014

Two members of the DePauw University faculty -- Wade N. Hazel, professor of biology, and Nachimuthu Manickam, professor of mathematics and chair of the mathematics department -- are the 2014 recipients of the Mr. and Mrs. Fred C. Tucker Jr. Distinguished Career Award.

Presented annually by the president of the University to one or more senior members of the faculty since 1988, the Tucker Award is designed to recognize the achievements of those faculty members who have made notable contributions to DePauw by their commitments to students, teaching excellence, their chosen disciplines, and service to the University. (at right: Prof. Manickam with DePauw President Brian W. Casey tonight)

Also at this evening's faculty recognition program, hosted by President Brian W. Casey at The Elms, Matthew J. Hertenstein, associate professor of psychology and chair of that department, was presented with the 2014 Edwin L. Minar Jr. Scholarship Award. Established in 1981, the Minar Award is presented in recognition of exceptional scholarly achievement by a faculty member and is named in honor of its first recipient, a former professor in the department of classical studies.DSC6489

Sharon M. Crary, Percy L. Julian Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry and associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry was announced as the recipient of the G. Bromley Oxnam Award for Service. Named after DePauw's thirteenth president (1928-1936), the award was created in 2009 by a gift from Neal B. Abraham, who served as DePauw's executive vice president, vice president for academic affairs and professor of physics from 1998 to 2009, and his wife, Donna L. Wiley.

The evening's festivities included recognition of five DePauw faculty members who are retiring at the conclusion of the current academic year: David A. Bohmer '69, director of the Eugene S. Pulliam Center for Contemporary Media; Claude Cymerman, John C. and Lillian W. Siegesmund Professor of Music; Victor A. DeCarlo, professor of physics and astronomy; Mary P. Dixon, J. Stanford Smith Professor of Economics and Management; and Darrell E. La Lone, professor of evolutionary anthropology and coordinator of evolutionary studies.