Saint Martin’s students recognize the best of the year

April 21, 2011

LACEY, WASHINGTON —Saint Martin’s students honored two faculty members, one staff member and several of their peers April 18 at the University’s Student Appreciation Awards Night. The annual event, which celebrates the accomplishments of students and other Saint Martin’s community members, was hosted by the Associated Students of Saint Martin’s University (ASSMU).

Donald Stout, associate professor of business, was named “Associated Students of Saint Martin’s University Faculty Member of the Year.” Stout, selected by a student vote held during ASSMU elections, was recognized for his inspiring work in the classroom during the 2010-11 academic year.

Ginny-Beth Joiner, director of campus life, was awarded “Associated Students of Saint Martin’s University Staff Member of the Year.” Joiner, also selected by a student vote, was honored for her dedication to the student body.

Katya Shkurkin, Ph.D., associate professor of community services/sociology, received the “Associated Students of Saint Martin’s University Doug Ford Award.” This award, named after a former Saint Martin’s faculty member and vice president of academic affairs, was given to Shkurkin in gratitude for her outstanding support of ASSMU.

Student awards went to:

  • Ahmadou Seck, Associated Students of Saint Martin’s University Ralph Swanson Leadership Award
  • Angela Shirley, Associated Students of Saint Martin’s University Senator of the Year
  • Tyler Calvi, Associated Students of Saint Martin’s University Executive of the Year
  • Hui ‘o Hawai’i, Associated Students of Saint Martin’s University Student Organization of the Year
  • BSU Presents: Ladies First, Associated Students of Saint Martin’s University Event of the Year
  • Danny Wallin, Associated Students of Saint Martin’s University Community Pioneer Award
  • Chanell Sagon, Associated Students of Saint Martin’s University Leadership in Diversity Award
  • Sarah Meyers, Associated Students of Saint Martin’s University Innovative Stewardship Award
  • International Club, Associated Students of Saint Martin’s University Visionary Award
  • Alyssa Nastasi, Associated Students of Saint Martin’s University Residential Leadership Award\
  • Dara Zack, Associated Students of Saint Martin’s University Outstanding Student Leader Award

Also recognized were Saint Martin’s students who made the University’s Dean’s List during the 2010-11 academic year.

Saint Martin’s University is an independent four-year, Catholic, coeducational university located on a 380-acre wooded campus in Lacey, Washington. Established in 1895 by the Catholic Order of Saint Benedict, the University is one of 18 Benedictine colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and the only one west of the Rocky Mountains. Saint Martin’s University prepares students for successful lives through its 21 majors and six graduate programs spanning the liberal arts, business, education and engineering. Saint Martin’s welcomes 1,250 students from many ethnic and religious backgrounds to its main campus, and 650 more to its extension campuses located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Everett College, Centralia College and Tacoma Community College. Visit the Saint Martin’s University website at www.stmartin.edu.

For further information:

Jennifer Fellinger
Vice president of marketing and communications
Saint Martin’s University
360-438-4332
jfellinger@stmartin.edu