School of Health and Kinesiology
Part-time Faculty "Excellence in Teaching" Award
Every year, the School of H&K asks students to nominate deserving part-time faculty for the "Excellence in Teaching" Award. A committee of full-time and part-time faculty reviews the nominations students submit and selects the winner.
The winner is recognized at the annual H&K Awards Banquet in the spring.
On Wednesday, March 28, 2018, the School of H&K held its 20th Annual Part-Time Faculty Appreciation and Awards Luncheon in the Dodge Room at the Milo Bail Student Center. Faculty, staff and students gathered to recognize part-time faculty for their contributions and to honor the “Excellence in Teaching Award” recipients: Mary Watson and Jon Day
Mary earned her Bachelor of Science in Home Economics from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln in 1985. She then received her Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition from MGH-Harvard Institute of Health Professions at Massachusetts General Hospital in 1988.
She has been an instructor for the UNO School of H&K for 14 years, teaching Applied Nutrition.
Jon earned his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 2008.
Jon and his wife Jen own Artis Strength and Fitness in Omaha. He has been an instructor for the UNO School of H&K for 2 years, teaching Fitness for Living, Weight Training and Body Conditioning, Cross-Training and Theory and Practice of Resistance Training.
The following instructors were recognized for their years of teaching service:
Five Years: Teri Erickson, Mark Frillman, Rebecca Renz and Stacia Weaver
Ten Years: Chris Gadsden, Becky Jackson and Stephen Smith
Twenty-Five Years: Larry Foster
2016- Tracy Stratman, Kent Templien & Stacia Weaver
2015 - Rita Corell
2014 - Glen Wragge
2013 - Aja Kneip Pelster
2012 - Marcia Adler
2011-2012 - Jon Carey, Matt Dykstra & Chris Gadsden
2010-2011 - Jeff Kaipust & Chris Richardson
2009-2010 - Craig Johnson & Bob Herold
20082009 - Beth Gruber & Rose Shires
2007-2008 - Glen Wragge & Ted Anderson
2006-2007 - Mary Waugh-Taylor & Lisa Schniepp
2005-2006 - Caroline Olson & Chad Kinart
20042005 - Pat Behrns & Joe Kaminski
2003-2004 - Don Klosterman & Suk Ki Shin
2002-2003 - Michele Merrill & Mike Denney
2001-2002 - Rusty Mckune & Jason Paladino
2000-2001 - Karen Povondra & Mark Williams
1999-2000 - Marti Rosen Atherton
1998-1999 - Sue Selde & Tom Frette
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