Awards and Accolades

Awards and Accolades

By Amy WilliamsUniversity Communications
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(From left) Shandiin Paul Parrish, Loren Tapahe, Candace Begody, Cynthia Ramirez, Karen Francis-Begay, Shon Quannie, Ashley Susan. (Photo by Largo Photography)
(From left) Shandiin Paul Parrish, Loren Tapahe, Candace Begody, Cynthia Ramirez, Karen Francis-Begay, Shon Quannie, Ashley Susan. (Photo by Largo Photography)
Wendy Burk
Wendy Burk
Martha Hunter
Martha Hunter

Congratulations to these recently honored employees.

Tribal Relations Selected as 2016 Non-Profit Organization of the Year

The UA's Office of Tribal Relations was selected as the 2016 Non-Profit Organization of the Year by the American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Arizona. Tribal Relations is responsible for strengthening partnerships and advancing mutual goals between the UA and American Indian nations. Karen Francis-Begay, assistant vice president of tribal relations, accepted the award last week at a luncheon in Scottsdale, Arizona.  

Poetry Center Librarian Wendy Burk Recognized as 'Emerging Leader'

Wendy Burk, assistant librarian with the Poetry Center, has received the Emerging Leader Award from the Arizona Library Association. The award recognizes individuals with strong leadership potential in order to encourage them to take on roles of increasing responsibility in library work. Burk was honored at a luncheon with other award winners last month.

Martha Hunter Receives GIDP Honored Faculty Award

Martha "Molly" Hunter has been selected to receive the Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs Honored Faculty Award. Hunter, a professor in the Department of Entomology and chair of the Entomology and Insect Science Graduate Interdisciplinary Program, received the award at the GIDP Showcase on Dec. 6. She was recognized for outstanding contributions that go above and beyond the call of duty, including chairing the GIDP Advisory Council and leading the Entomology and Insect Science GIDP since its inception in 2010.          

We want to know about your good news. If you, your team or a colleague has 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, team or unit 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.

Questions? Contact Amy Williams at 626-4407 or amywilliams@email.arizona.edu.

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