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President Trauth announces annual presidential award recipients

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Staff Contributor | June 25, 2019

On June 7, Texas State University President Denise Trauth announced the 2019 honorees for the Presidential Seminar Award and the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Scholarly/Creative Activities, Excellence in Teaching, and Excellence in Service. 

These awards are given annually to faculty members who have demonstrated outstanding performance in scholarship, outstanding performance in teaching, or outstanding performance in service. 

Presidential Seminar Award

Dr. Oleg Komogortsev, Department of Computer Science
Dr. Komogortsev is being recognized for his superlative scholarship, research activities, and current contributions to his discipline.


Presidential Awards for Excellence in Scholarly/Creative Activities

Professor/Associate Professor rank: Dr. Oleg Komogortsev, Department of Computer Science  

Assistant Professor/Lecturer rank: Dr. Michael L. Ippolito, School of Music  

Dr. Komogortsev and Dr. Ippolito have made significant contributions to their disciplines and to the intellectual life of Texas State University.


Presidential Awards for Excellence in Teaching

Professor/Associate Professor rank: Dr. Celeste A. Domsch, Department of Communication Disorders 

Assistant Professor rank: Ms. Kaysie S. Brown, Department of Theatre and Dance 

Senior Lecturer/Lecturer rank: Dr. Rachel Romero, Department of Sociology 

Dr. Domsch, Ms. Brown, and Dr. Romero have shown an outstanding ability to make teaching and learning an exciting experience.


Presidential Awards for Excellence in Service

Professor/Associate Professor rank: Dr. Rebekah L. Fox, Department of Communication Studies 

Assistant Professor/Lecturer rank: Ms. Krista A. Thomas, Department of Health and Human Performance 

Dr. Fox and Ms. Thomas are being recognized for their superior service to the University, their profession, and the community.


The awards will be formally presented at the University Convocation and Annual General Faculty meeting on Tuesday, August 20, 2019, at 9:00 a.m., in Strahan Arena in the University Events Center.  

For more information, contact University Communications:

Jayme Blaschke, 512-245-2555

Sandy Pantlik, 512-245-2922