On Tuesday, August 29, Scripps College welcomed students, faculty, and staff to campus for the start of the 2017â€“18 academic year. President Lara Tiedens delivered the opening remarks, followed by Amy Marcus-Newhall, vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty, who congratulated the recipients of the annual Mary W. Johnson Faculty Achievement Awards.
The Johnson awards were given to outstanding Scripps faculty with extraordinary achievements in teaching, scholarship, or service for the 2015â€“16 academic year, who also have demonstrated proficiency in the other two areas. They are named in honor of Mary W. Johnson, whose commitment and support of Scripps College were as extraordinary as the contributions of the faculty members we honor. Here is the list of winners:
Associate Professor of Politics Mark Golub
Professor of Spanish, Latin American and Caribbean Literatures and Cultures Marina PÃ©rez de Mendiola
Associate Professor of Chemistry Anna Wenzel
Professor of French Thierry Boucquey
Professor of Music Hao Huang
Professor of Religious Studies Andrew Jacobs
Assistant Professor of English Thomas Koenigs
Assistant Professor of Politics Vanessa Tyson
Professor of French Eric Haskell
Associate Professor of English Warren Liu
Associate Professor of English Aaron Matz
Professor of Philosophy Dion Scott-Kakures
The keynote address, “Exploring Options in Research and Teaching,” was delivered by Bruce Coats, professor of art history and the humanities, who holds the first Suzanne Ely Muchnic â€˜62 and Paul D. Muchnic Endowed Professorship. Convocation concluded with the singing of Thy Many Gifts, the Scripps College Alma Mater.
New faculty were also introduced at the event.