Frostburg State University will present two professors with Faculty Achievement Awards during this year’s University Honors Convocation at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 24, in the Drama Theatre of the campus Performing Arts Center.
This year’s recipients include Dr. Thomas F. Hawk for Teaching and Dr. MacGregor O’Brien for University/Community Service.
Dr. Hawk, professor of business management, sets a high standard for intellectual inquiry based on his own drive and passion for learning. His case and discussion method of teaching is both innovative and highly effective. His teaching methods foster “deep learning” and are critical for developing the real life research and decision skills that business professionals need. Colleagues and faculty both at FSU and from other universities praise his willingness to share his extensive exploration of learning theories and pedagogy. In 2001, his expertise culminated in significant and distinguished Outstanding Reviewer awards from two top national professional organizations.
Dr. MacGregor O'Brien has made valuable contributions to the promotion of multiculturalism and international studies locally, nationally and internationally. He serves as chair of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literature, developed a study abroad program in Ecuador and has facilitated student study in Mexico, Nicaragua and Spain. He helped to design FSU's Center for International Education and the International Studies program, and serves as a translator and interpreter for community agencies. In addition, Dr. O'Brien participates actively in faculty governance activities. His colleagues praise him as an effective team player, collaborator, tireless innovator, creative curricular initiator, faithful critic and forceful ally.
In addition to the Faculty Achievement Awards, the University Honors Convocation recognizes students who have earned Graduate Program Honors, Undergraduate Department Honors and Honors in General Education.
For more information, contact the FSU Office of the Provost at 301-687-4212.
FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. You may request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office at 301-687-4102, TDD 301-687-7955.
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