UMass Presents President's Public Service Awards for 2006
University of Massachusetts President Jack M. Wilson today announced the six winners of the 2006 President's Public Service Awards. The awards are presented annually to faculty members from the university's Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth, Lowell and Worcester campuses who have been nominated by the chancellors of their respective campuses for providing exemplary public service to the Commonwealth.
"The work of these faculty members epitomizes the level of excellence we strive for every day in attempting to honor our historic mission of education, research and public service, as the Commonwealth's public university," said UMass President Jack M. Wilson. "Their passion for their fields of expertise is transmitted to their students, their colleagues, their local communities, the nation and the world. We are proud to recognize them today and to claim them as members of the UMass community."
President Wilson added, "These professors and their UMass colleagues often receive national and even international recognition, and we want to let them know that we, right here at home, appreciate their outstanding efforts."
UMass Board of Trustees Chairman Stephen P. Tocco praised the award winners, noting: "The expertise, talents and ingenuity of these faculty members are major factors in making UMass such an attractive place to study, for both undergraduate and graduate students. Prospective students know that they will have many opportunities to participate in cutting-edge research early in their academic careers with professors such as these."
Since the inception of the President's Public Service Awards in 1998, a total of 53 UMass professors have received the honor.
This year's President's Public Service Award winners are:
The University of Massachusetts educates more than 57,000 students each year at its five campuses statewide and has more than 350,000 alumni, more than 210,000 of whom are residents of Massachusetts.
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