• 9 • Jerrett Roberge Raymond D. Emory Wai Pang Chan Kelly Canaday Robin V. Luke Faculty, Staff and Alumni Awards Raymond D. Emory, U.S. Navy (retired), is the winner of the 2018 Distinguished Alumni Veteran Award. The Distinguished Staff Award program honors staff for extraordinary accomplishments and contributions to their departments and the University. This year’s winners are Jerrett Roberge, Machinery Mechanic Lead, Facilities Services; Kelly Canaday, Adviser and Program Manager, Dance, College of Arts & Sciences; Robin V. Luke, Dental Hygienist, School of Dentistry; and Wai Pang Chan, Research Coordinator, Biology, College of Arts & Sciences. These awards are given to staff who “contribute to the mission of their unit or the University, respond creatively to challenges, maintain the highest standards in their work, establish productive working relationships and promote a respectful and supportive workplace.” P. Dee Boersma Gail Joseph Elizabeth Dawson- Hahn Ralina Joseph Sonya G. Cunningham P. Dee Boersma, professor of biology, is the winner of the 2018 Distinguished Contributions to Lifelong Learning Award. The award is given to a faculty member for innovative, sustained, and significant achievements in continuing education programs for professional development or personal interest. Gail Joseph, associate professor in the College of Education, is the recipient of the David B. Thorud Leadership Award for faculty. Sonya G. Cunningham, director of the STARS Program in the College of Engineering, is the recipient of the Thorud Leadership Award for staff. The awards recognize individuals who have demonstrated exceptional abilities to lead, serve, inspire, and collaborate with broad impact. Elizabeth Dawson-Hahn, acting assistant professor of pediatrics, is the recipient of the University’s Outstanding Public Service Award. Established in 1980, this award recognizes exceptional achievement in public service by a faculty or staff member of the University. Award winners typically expend extraordinary personal time, resources, and expertise to improve health, justice, or other values of society. Ralina Joseph, associate professor of communication and Director, Center for Communication, Difference and Equity, is the winner of the 2018 Alumni Association Distinguished Service Award. The award is the highest honor the association bestows on its volunteers and members.