Doctoral students, staff and faculty were recognized for academic achievements and outstanding contributions to the Rawls College community.
As the Texas Tech University campus remains closed due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Jerry S. Rawls College of Business continues to innovate and adapt during these "virtual" times. On May 6, the college hosted its first-ever virtual town hall and awards ceremony in celebration of the leadership, innovation, and academic and professional excellence displayed by doctoral students, staff and faculty during the 2019-20 academic year.
Rawls College Dean Margaret L. Williams began the virtual ceremony by thanking the entire Rawls College community for their dedicated service, especially throughout the challenges of the spring semester.
"I am filled with pride, gratitude, humility and hope for all that you have done and all that you continue to do throughout these difficult times," said Williams.
Below is a full list of individuals recognized during the ceremony.
Elected Member of the Texas Tech University Teaching Academy
Graduate of the Institute for Inclusive Excellence
Graduate of the President's Leadership Institute
Texas Tech Alumni Association New Faculty Award
Raiders Who Rock - Above & Beyond
Raiders Who Rock - Pursuit of Excellence
Raiders Who Rock - Unsung Hero
Raiders Who Rock - Cooperation & Communication Award
BACS Multimedia Group - Aaron Armstrong, Scott McDonald & Matthew Winfree
Helen DeVitt Jones Excellence in Graduate Teaching Awards
President's Excellence in Teaching Award
Paul Whitfield Horn Professor Recognition
Rawls College Top Staff Award
Nikki Bohannon (Spring 2019)
Madison Bradley (Summer 2019)
Susan Harkey (Fall 2019)
Rawls College Doctoral Student Excellence in Teaching Award
Casey Camors & Stacy Chavez, Accounting
Keunyoung (Kay) Kim, Finance
Nakul Padalkar, Information Systems & Quantitative Sciences
Lindsey Duke, Management
Corky Mitchell, Marketing
Rawls College Doctoral Student Excellence in Research Award
Xiangge "Angela" Wang, Accounting
Bobby Merriman, Finance
Kevin Harmon, Information Systems & Quantitative Sciences
Farzaneh Noghani, Management
Kelley Anderson, Marketing
Carl & Linda Stem Distinguished Faculty Research Award
Rawls College Excellence in Service Award
Rawls College Excellence in Teaching Award
Rawls College Integrated Scholar of the Year Award
Length of Service Recognition
Laura Beth Pleasant
After 38 years of service, Roy Howell is retiring. Howell served as dean of the college of business from 1997-2001.