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SC's Newest Hall of Famers

Education Hall of Fame, inducted April 26, 2003: Sheldon McGuire '53; Kathi (Phillips) Fischer '74; Louise (Simpson) Reimer '68 (recipient of Marilyn McNeish Award for Special Education); Ron Burgess '58. Natural Science Hall of Fame, inducted April 5, 2003: Michael Allen '74; Allan Lundeen '53; Karen (Ramsdale) Nonhof '75.


The six graduating seniors most representative of the Southwestern spirit were voted by faculty and staff and announced at the spring honors convocation. Masterbuilders for 2003 are (from front, clockwise) Joe David Gilmore, Szeitho Wei Shen, , Kari Good, Emily Bauer, and Seth Roach. Travis Hastings is not pictured.




Outstanding Faculty & Staff Awards

Outstanding faculty and staff were recognized during spring ceremonies. Recipients included (left to right) Rodney Worsham, associate director of admission, Fassnacht Outstanding Administrator Award; Mary (MJ) Jacobs, mail room supervisor, Fassnacht Outstanding Staff Award;Michael Tessmer, associate professor of chemistry, Fassnacht Outstanding Faculty Award; and Victoria White, professor of education and director of teacher education, United Methodist Exemplary Teaching Award winner.

SGA Awards

Student Government Association members chose faculty and staff as SGA Citation recipients. Craig Johnson, laptop support technician, and James Schuppener, professor of choral music, received these top student-voted awards.



Professional Studies Honors Outstanding Company, Faculty

Southwestern College Professional Studies honored affiliate faculty and educational partners at its annual faculty banquet March 28 in Wichita. Honors presented included:

• Educational Partnership Award: Cessna Aircraft Company (for promoting employee participation in certification courses offered by Southwestern and promoting Professional Studies to employees seeking to complete their college degrees)

• Affiliate Faculty Member of the Year: George Fuller (for his work in curriculum development for both the computer programming technology and the computer operations technology programs)

• Affiliate Faculty Newcomer of the Year: Melanie Owens (for her work as a new faculty member in the human resource development program)

Photo: Bryan Blunt (left) and Dan Wyant represented Cessna in accepting the Educational Partnership Award.

PS Students Win Scholarships

Lisa Tidwell (left) and Kelly Johnson are recipients of special scholarships offered through the Southwestern College Professional Studies program. Johnson, a May graduate with a major in computer operations technology, received the $1,000 Ethel Fitton Annual Scholarship. Tidwell will graduate in August with majors in computer operations technology and manufacturing technology, and received a $500 Boeing Company Charitable Trust Scholarship.

Southwestern College Graduates of the First Winfield MBA Class

The first group of students to complete master of business education classes in Winfield were hooded at Commencement exercises May 10. Shown at left are (l. to r.) professor Gary King, Ron Dilner, Darren Park, Everett Livesay, Don Read, Margaret Robinson, Craig Duncan, Mark Hanna, Sandra Chavez, Brandon Rhodes, Michael Grant, Deb Schmidt, Kristen Pettey, Brian Dutton, professor Barbara Corvette, and Web Roth.

MBA classes also are now offered at the West Wichita Professional Studies Center.