Awards and Accolades

Awards and Accolades

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Lynn Gerald
Lynn Gerald
Shlomo P. Neuman
Shlomo P. Neuman
Jan Monk
Jan Monk
Tannya Gaxiola
Tannya Gaxiola
The UA Honors College's alumni newsletter – "Cum Laude: The Newsletter of the Honors College" – won first place in the print category of the National Collegiate Honors Council's newsletter contest.
The UA Honors College's alumni newsletter – "Cum Laude: The Newsletter of the Honors College" – won first place in the print category of the National Collegiate Honors Council's newsletter contest.

Lynn Gerald, associate dean of research and professor at the UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, has been appointed to the Clinical Trials Review Committee of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. The committee's primary responsibility is to review applications and proposals for studies on preventative or therapeutic procedures in blood, cardiovascular or lung diseases through cooperative studies and clinical trials. Gerald is a member of the Arizona Respiratory Center, an internationally renowned organization of physicians, scientists and scholars seeking to eradicate respiratory diseases. She specializes in school-based asthma including the implementation of asthma management programs, school-based asthma case detection and Internet-based asthma monitoring. She is also experienced in the areas of clinical, behavioral and epidemiological research in asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and tuberculosis.

Regents' Professor of Hydrology and Water Resources Shlomo P. Neuman is the 2013 Groundwater Resources Association of California Lifetime Achievement Award winner. The award is presented annually to honor exemplary contributions to the groundwater industry. Neuman was recognized as a pioneer in his fields of expertise and for his lifelong dedication to groundwater research. He started working at the UA in 1975 and his scientific contributions have been summarized in more than 310 professional papers, books and reports. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Engineering and elected fellow to the American Geophysical Union and Geological Society of America. The Groundwater Resources Association also elected him to be a life member of the organization. Neuman will be presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the association's annual meeting in Sacramento in October.

The Autonomous University of Barcelona will present Jan Monk, professor emeritus of geography in the School of Geography and Development, with an honorary doctorate in recognition of her remarkable career. Monk's work focuses on two primary areas of study: feminist/gender studies and projects related to graduate education in geography. Her long-term research examines ways in which gender has shaped the development of geographic institutions and women's experiences within them. She also has been extensively involved with the Southwest Institute for Research on Women as a research professor. During her time at the institute, she developed projects focusing on women's employment, education, health and culture, emphasizing the diversity of women in the Southwest. Monk will receive her honorary doctorate in October. In addition to working as a visiting professor and scholar in Spain, she also has worked at institutions in India, the Netherlands, Taiwan, Australia and New Zealand.

Tannya Gaxiola, special advisor to the UA president on public outreach and interim assistant vice president of marketing, accepted an award this week from the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Gaxiola accepted the honor on behalf of the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, which was chosen by the national organization as Chamber of the Year. Gaxiola is chairwoman of the Tucson chamber. Out of more than 200 Hispanic chambers nationwide, Tucson's chamber was one of three honored with the award by the USHCC; St. Louis and Washington, D.C., also were honored. The Tucson chamber was recognized for its outstanding accomplishments, leadership, commitment and service to Hispanic enterprises. The recipients were announced Monday during the USHCC's national convention in Chicago. Gaxiola is also a founding member on the board of the Harvard Business School Latino Alumni Association and board member of the executive committee of the United Way Young Leaders Society.

Susan Kaleita, alumni coordinator at the UA Honors College, Danielle D'Adamo, marketing specialist at the UA Honors College, and Student Affairs Marketing are receiving special recognition for their work on the Honors College's newsletters, which won first place in the print category of the National Collegiate Honors Council's newsletter contest. "The Electric" (PDF) is the UA Honors College's student newsletter and is produced four times a year. "Cum Laude: The Newsletter of the Honors College" (PDF) is the alumni newsletter and is published biannually. Each newsletter was recognized for its quality of design, conceptualization, photography and writing. The NCHC's mission is to support and enhance college honors education internationally. The UA Honors College's newsletters will be awarded in New Orleans at the council's annual conference in November.

We want to know about your good news. If you, your department or a colleague have won any major awards, been honored nationally or internationally, or accomplished some other major feat that deserves recognition, let us know about it.

To submit your news, please send us an email with the following information:

  • Name of the person or team receiving the honor.
  • Name of the organization granting the honor.
  • A description of the honor.
  • When the honor was announced and when it will be presented (or was presented).
  • A photo of the honoree. If others appear in the photo, please provide their names and affiliations.

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