2004 Honorees

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Service to Students announced the 2004 recipients of the Excellence in Teaching Award and the Excellence in Service to Students Award on Tuesday, Aug. 24. These awards represent Quinnipiac’s highest recognition of excellence in and outside the classroom.

The recipients were honored at the Center for Excellence Awards recognition event on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2004, in the Recreation Center.

The Excellence in Teaching Award was presented to:

Johnson Johnston Meiklejohn

Donn Johnson
Economics professor
School of Business

Mark Johnston
English professor
College of Arts and Sciences

Alexander Meiklejohn
Law professor
School of Law

The Excellence in Service to Students Award was presented to:




Ilena Andrich
Campus reservations and information center

Patricia Hayes
ccounting secretary
Bursar’s office

Marisa Melillo
Postal services specialist

These honorees - selected from a pool of nominations from faculty, staff, students, alumni and parents - had their names engraved on a stone sculpture on display in the Arnold Bernhard Library. The recipients were also recognized at a reception with the board of trustees, receive a cash prize and featured in a promotional brochure used throughout the year in Quinnipiac’s public relations activities.

This was the second year the center presented the awards. The previous year’s recipients of the Excellence in Teaching Award were Crystal Brian, associate professor of theatre; Mary Ferrari, associate professor of law; and Xiaohong He, chairwoman of the international business department.

The previous year’s recipients of the Excellence in Service to Students Award were custodians Philip Carolla and Vincent Romano, and David Hall, accounting secretary for administrative services.

The Center for Excellence, established in 2002, helps Quinnipiac achieve its educational mission, consistent with its three core values: high-quality academic programs, a student oriented environment, and a sense of community. The center supplements Quinnipiac’s existing professional development programs by sponsoring workshops and seminars, and conducting surveys to address strengths and weaknesses regarding service to students.

The center is supported through the Office of the President and governed by a rotating board of directors consisting of faculty, staff and students.

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