Nine faculty members and a student recently received roughly $60,000 in awards from a trio of organizations dedicated to honoring outstanding members of the University of Virginia community.
The Jefferson Scholars Foundation recognized several faculty members, providing them a combined $40,000 as part of the organization’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. The recipients are:
- Gabrielle Adams, Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy.
- Larry Bouchard, College of Arts & Sciences (Religious Studies).
- Stefano Grazioli, McIntire School of Commerce.
- Fern Hauck, School of Medicine (Family Medicine).
- Julie Huffmyer, School of Medicine (Anesthesiology).
- Tyler Jo Smith, College of Arts & Sciences (Art).
The foundation also presented the Hartfield Excellence in Teaching Award to a pair of faculty members from the School of Engineering and Applied Science:
- Shannon Barker, Biomedical Engineering.
- George Prpich, Chemical Engineering.
The UVA Alumni Association presented the Sky Alland Scholarship to Emily Buerk, a top engineering student who focuses on recruiting more women to become computer coders. The scholarship provides a year of tuition and fees, and is presented annually to a rising fourth-year student. When Buerk was a first-year student, she began the local chapter of Girls Who Code, a national program that introduces girls to computer science.
The Z Society presented its 2022 Distinguished Faculty Award to associate professor Dan Player of the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy. The award recognizes a faculty member who has served, among other capacities, as a role model, a confidant and a leader.
The awards and scholarship are among several presented this spring to faculty and students. Other awards will be featured later this week in UVA Today.