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Awards for excellence in teaching, scholarship and faculty service granted during Annual Convocation

SEPTEMBER 3, 2004 - As a part of its Annual Convocation held August 31, Muskingum College recognized three of its faculty members for excellence in teaching, scholarship and service. The awards were presented by Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. George E. Sims.

The William Oxley Thompson Award for Excellence in Teaching was awarded to Assistant Professor of Biology Dr. James Dooley, Jr. This award is named in honor of an alumnus whose career combined teaching, ministry and service as president of Miami University and The Ohio State University.

Dr. Dooley joined Muskingum College in 1998. He received his bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Virginia.

The William Rainey Harper Award for Outstanding Scholarship was granted to Assistant Professor of Biology Dr. Brian Bergstrom. This award is named for an alumnus who was a renowned scholar, educator and the founder and first president of the University of Chicago.

Dr. Bergstrom joined Muskingum College in 2001. He received both his bachelor’s degree and his Ph.D. from Illinois State University.

The Cora I. Orr Faculty Service Award was bestowed upon Professor of English Dr. Donna Edsall. It is named in honor of a Muskingum faculty member and administrator who served the college with devotion and distinction for four decades.

Dr. Edsall came to Muskingum College in 1989. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Shepherd College and her master’s degree and Ph.D. from Ohio University.