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January 2005 Honors

Jan. 11, 2005

Dr. Francis J. Beckwith, associate professor of church-state studies and associate director of the J.M. Dawson Institute of Church-State Studies, was elected vice president of the Evangelical Theological Society.

Dr. Vincent S. Cronin, associate professor of geology, received the engineering geology division Meritorius Service Award from the Geological Society of America.

David Dunn, information technology specialist, was chosen as the Libraries' Outstanding Staff Member for fall 2004 and Outstanding Staff Member of 2004.

Bruce J. Evans, assistant librarian and music and fine arts catalog librarian, was appointed to the oral history task force of the Texas chapter of the Music Library Association.

Dr. Kevin J. Gutzwiller, professor of biology, was appointed to the editorial board of Landscape Ecology. He was appointed to the publication committee of The Wildlife Society.

Stephen M. Heyde, professor and director of orchestral activities, The Mary Franks Thompson Professor of Orchestral Activities and Conductor-in-Residence, was awarded the Memorial Ring of the Liszt Academy and was appointed to the academy board of supervisors by the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in Budapest, Hungary.

David A. Ortiz, special assistant for diversity initiatives, received the Diversity Initiative Award from the Association of Fraternity Advisors.

Theresa A. Posani, lecturer in nursing, was elected chair of the American Nurses Credentialing Center board of certification.

Dr. M. David Rudd, interim chair and professor of psychology and neuroscience, was named president elect of the Texas Psychological Association.

M. Sha Towers, assistant librarian and music and fine arts librarian, was elected vice chair and chair-elect of the Texas chapter of the Music Library Association.

Dr. Gaynor I. Yancey, assistant professor of social work and director of the BSW program in social work, received the Marie Mathis Award for Lay Ministry from Baylor and the Baptist Standard.

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