Faculty and Administrator Awards Presented
At the final faculty meeting for the 2008-09 academic year, two faculty members and an administrator were recognized for their outstanding contributions.
Robert H Mayer, professor of education and chair of the Department of Education, received the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching. The Lindback Award, which has been presented annually since 1964, recognizes excellence in teaching, professional development, and relationship to students. The recipient of the award is selected on the basis of a poll of seniors, faculty members, and administrators, with the final choice made by a panel of past recipients, the Dean of the College, and the President.
William Falla, adjunct professor of philosophy, received the Timothy Breidegam Memorial Faculty/Administrator Service Award. The award is given to the faculty member who has unselfishly given his or her service to the College community, following the example of the late Timothy M. Breidegam of the class of 1978. A parallel award is given annually to the student who has similarly served the Moravian community. The members of the senior class vote for both faculty and student recipients.
Ronald J. Kline, director of counseling, was awarded the James J. and Alice W. Heller Prize for Distinguished Administrative Service. The prize is given to a Moravian College or Moravian Theological Seminary administrative staff member below the rank of Vice President who has exhibited substantial excellence of performance exemplifying dedication and devotion to the institution. The award has been established by friends of the long-time academic dean of Moravian College who wish to recognize his years of leadership and his exemplary colleagueship.