College of Arts and Science Honors MU Supporters
The MU College of Arts and Science presented awards to two distinguished alumni of the college and to a dear friend and supporter of the college during the 2016 Arts and Science Banquet at the Reynolds Alumni Center, Feb. 19. Larry McMullen, BA ’53 political science, JD ’59; and Beth McCarter, BA ’84 political science, were named Distinguished Alumni and were presented plaques for their contributions to the college and to the university. Dudley McCarter, JD ’75, received the 2016 Distinguished Service Award for his longstanding support of the college.
The host of the banquet, Dean Michael O’Brien, briefly discussed the state of the college and thanked Chancellor Hank Foley and Provost Garnett Stokes for their leadership during the past few months.
Michael Porter, associate professor emeritus of communication, again served as emcee for the banquet and presented the awards to the evening’s special guests. Chancellor Foley presented the first royalty check to the Department of Art for sales of the Mizzou Paisley, which was created by Curators Teaching Professor of Art Deborah Huelsbergen in honor of the 175th anniversary of the University of Missouri.
A&S Student Council President Blake Nourie and past president Paige Green presented Chalk Awards for excellence in teaching to Anne Marie Foley, director of the Office of Service Learning; Tim Langen, associate professor of Russian; Soren Larsen, associate professor of geography; and graduate teaching assistants in chemistry and German, respectively, Boaz Bett and Chao Tang. Jenny Morton, director of undergraduate advising and curriculum in history, and Rebecca Fallon, an academic adviser in political science, each received Blue Chalk Advising Awards.
Conor Fagan, a triple major in anthropology, art history and archaeology, and history, discussed his study-abroad trip to Wadi Arabah, Jordan, where he assisted in the excavation of a Diocletian-era Roman site.
Prior to the awards ceremony, guests had an opportunity to view three presentations by students enrolled in the Undergraduate Research Mentorship Program. Marielle Carlos’ presentation focused on gun violence on school campuses, Sam Peglow highlighted male fraternity members’ perceptions of masculinity and femininity, and Diana Harmata used a 19th-century culinary guide to explore Paris in post-Revolutionary France.