Dr. Ana Maria Garcia, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Chair of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice, was named the seventh recipient of the Lloyd M. Abernethy Faculty Outstanding Service Award at the Graduate Commencement on May 14.
The Faculty Outstanding Service Award was created in 1997 to complement existing awards that recognized faculty members for their teaching excellence and for their research or creative arts achievements. When Professor of History Lloyd M. Abernethy was selected to be the second recipient in 1999, the faculty decided to name the award after him in recognition of his 42 years of service to Beaver College and Arcadia University.
"As her faculty colleagues note in their nomination letters, Dr. Garcia has consistently and graciously provided her expertise, energy and time to students, faculty, staff and administration throughout her 12 years at the University," said Dr. Michael Berger, Academic Vice President and Provost. "Unfailingly, Ana is available to anyone who needs help, be they students seeking tutoring or advising, departmental faculty needing her assistance with problem solving or just an opportunity to 'let off steam,' and/or professors wanting to lobby her regarding campus governance issues." Read more.