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Recipients of the Board of Trustees Faculty Achievement Awards were (from left): Wynona Wiggins, Dr. Stanley Trauth and Dr. Debra K. Ingram.

Faculty Achievement Awards
presented at annual Convocation

Dr. Debra K. Ingram, Dr. Stanley Trauth and Wynona Wiggins today were named recipients of the 2004-05 Board of Trustees Faculty Achievement Awards during a Convocation of Scholars ceremony at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro.

Ingram, assistant professor of mathematics, received the Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Trauth, professor of zoology, received the Faculty Award for Excellence in Research/Scholarship.

Wiggins, assistant professor of nursing, received the Faculty Award for Professional Service.

The winners were announced during the annual Faculty Honors Convocation, a highlight of the annual Convocation of Scholars events. A university committee reviews nominations from professional colleagues and makes the selections.

Ingram was recognized for teaching in a style that is very conducive to learning, while demonstrating genuine interest in her students' success. Nominators said she is dedicated and enthused about teaching math effectively, and she is very accessible to students for one-to-one assistance outside the classroom.

A member of the ASU faculty since 2000, she earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Minnesota, her master's degree from ASU, and her doctorate from the University of Memphis.

Trauth, who joined the ASU faculty in 1984, was cited for his extensive publications and a scholarly book. Six of his articles were published in peer-reviewed journals, and an additional 12 articles are now "in press." He and his graduate students made 10 presentations at scientific meetings. He also was awarded five grants, totaling more than $300,000, in which he was the principal investigator or co-principal investigator.

He was principal writer of "The Amphibians and Reptiles of Arkansas," which was released this year by the University of Arkansas Press. Fellow herpetologists commended Trauth's comprehensive reference work as "one of the best overall contributions to the herpetology of any state." The 417-page book includes hundreds of color photographs.

After completing his bachelorís and master's degrees at the University of Arkansas, Trauth earned his doctorate at Auburn University.

Wiggins has been a faculty member at ASU since 1993. She was cited for professional service not only to her department, but to the university, the community and her profession. Her activities include the Department of Nursing's professional self-study process, service as Faculty Athletics Representative and a subcommittee chair for the NCAA Self-Study Steering Committee, and the Junior Auxiliary's Berkley Project Ė Growing Healthy, through which children were instructed on pulmonary and cardiac health using pig lung and heart dissections.

She received her bachelorís degree from ASU and her master's degree from the University of Tennessee-Memphis.


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