2017 Regents’ Awards recipients named

2017 Regents’ Awards recipients named

March 3, 2017

LAS VEGAS, Nev. — The Nevada Board of Regents today named recipients of the 2017 Regents’ awards for NSHE faculty and staff.

Regents’ Creative Activities Awards
The Board of Regents established the Regents’ Award for Creative Activities in 1993. This award recognizes significant accomplishments which bring recognition, as well as national and international stature, to the Nevada System of Higher Education. The honoree receives a $5,000 stipend and a medal. The 2017 honorees are:

  • Candace Garlock, Truckee Meadows Community College
  • Francisco Menendez, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Nevada Regents’ Teaching Awards
In 1996, the Board of Regents approved the establishment of the annual Regents’ Teaching Award. This award honors outstanding instructional contributions to the Nevada System of Higher Education. Two awards are granted yearly, one from UNLV, UNR, NSC or DRI, and the other from CSN, GBC, TMCC or WNC. Each honoree receives a $5,000 stipend and a medal. The 2017 honorees are:

  • Dr. Sarah Cummings, University of Nevada, Reno
  • Dr. Thomas Herring, Western Nevada College

Nevada Regents’ Academic Advisor Awards
The Board of Regents established the Regents’ Academic Advising Award in 1998. This award honors outstanding academic student advising with one award granted to a community college advisor and two awards granted to advisors at the state college or universities. Each honoree receives a $5,000 stipend. The 2017 honorees are:

  • Christine Marshall, Great Basin College
  • Dr. Pamela Sandstrom, University of Nevada, Reno
  • Dr. James Sedinger, University of Nevada, Reno

Regents’ Researcher Award
The Board of Regents established the Regents’ Researcher Award in 1992. This award is bestowed upon faculty members with a substantial record of accomplishments, including a significant amount of research and scholarly work with recognition, clear evidence of the national and/or international stature of the research, and in the case of grants and contracts, must have been competitive on a national or international level. The honoree receives a $5,000 stipend and a medal. The 2017 honoree is:

  • Dr. John Cushman, University of Nevada, Reno

Regents’ Rising Researcher Awards
The Board of Regents established the Regents’ Rising Researcher Award in 2008. This award is bestowed upon one faculty member at each Nevada research institution in recognition of their early-career accomplishments and potential for future advancement and recognition in research. The honoree receives a $2,000 award. The 2017 honorees are:

  • Dr. Sarah Blithe, University of Nevada, Reno
  • Dr. Alyssa N. Crittenden, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Dr. Casey Schmidt, Desert Research Institute

The Regents’ awards recipients will be honored at their respective campus award ceremonies.

About the Nevada System of Higher Education
The Nevada System of Higher Education — comprised of two doctoral-granting universities, a state college, four comprehensive community colleges and one environmental research institute — serves the educational and job training needs of Nevada. NSHE provides educational opportunities to more than 107,400 students and is governed by the Nevada Board of Regents.

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