The three winners of the second annual Provost’s Awards for Excellence will give talks at a symposium and reception on Thursday, Oct. 25, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall. The event will honor their contributions and commitment to excellence in teaching, service, and scholarly and creative activities.
Professors Ed Walton, Faye Wachs, and Jill Adler-Moore were selected by their peers for their hallmark contributions to the university and the greater community.
“I am very proud to celebrate the accomplishments of these three impressive faculty members. This is a wonderful and exciting opportunity to hear these distinguished members of the campus share with their colleagues, our staff and students their stories of struggle and success. Their work has tremendous impact on their colleagues and their students,” says Provost Marten denBoer. “As standard bearers of excellence in the classroom, in their profession, and in service to the community, they are indeed representative of the high quality of the Cal Poly Pomona faculty.”
Chemistry Professor Ed Walton received the Provost’s Award for Teaching for his innovative pedagogies for pre-service K-8 teachers. He was instrumental in establishing the Diversity Ambassador Program and promoting social justice awareness and community involvement.
Sociology Professor Faye Wachs, who received the Provost’s Award for Service, has served on a number of critical college and university committees. In addition, she is a founding member and current director of the Center for the Study of the Inland Empire.
Biology Professor Jill Adler-Moore received the Provost’s Award for Scholarship and Creative Activity. She helped develop AmBisome, a drug delivery system for treating fungal diseases in humans. She is the founder of the biotechnology program in the College of Science.
Seating is limited. Reservations can be made at http://provostsawardsforexcellence.eventbrite.com/#.