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Academic Program Book Awards

Academic book awards recognize scholarly excellence in each of our academic programs. The tradition of giving book awards at the School originated with Professor Porcher Taylor, paralegal studies program chair. Recipients are honored with a plaque and an inscribed volume, selected by the program chair.

Education

James W. Lanham Award for Excellence in Curriculum and Instruction

This award, established in 2015, is given in memory of Dr. Jim Lanham, associate professor of education, who passed away in 2014.

  • 2016: Elizabeth Marchant
  • 2015: Christopher M. Kresge

Catherine S. Fisher Award for Excellence in Educational Leadership

This award, established in 2015, is given in honor of Dr. Cathy Fisher, retired chair of the SPCS education program

  • 2016: Christen Fratter Heidler
  • 2015: Tamara L. Slater

Human Resource Management

Steve Neal Book Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Achievement

This award, founded in 2006, is given by Dr. Richard Leatherman, retired founding chair of the human resource management program, in honor of Steve Neal.

  • 2015: Vanessa Falden
  • 2014: Jennifer J. Poe
  • 2013: Sherri Balderson
  • 2012: Jennifer Anglehart
  • 2011: Diane Barden
  • 2010: Michael Saltisiak
  • 2009: Jennifer C. Samreny
  • 2008: Dora R. Newman
  • 2007: Julie G. Hill, Hope E. Reisenwitz
  • 2006: David Towberman
  • 2005: Melissa Hagerman
  • 2004: John Buckovich
  • 2003: Rodney Cogbill
  • 2002: Cynthia Johnson
  • 2001: Carolyn Cox
  • 2000: Marina Taylor

In 2013, this award replaced the Richard W. Leatherman, Sr. and Ida May Leatherman Book Award, founded in 2000, and the Steve Neal Book Award In Recognition of Excellence in the Undergraduate Program, as the only undergraduate book award in Human Resource Management. Review Discontinued Awards for recipients of the discontinued Steve Neal Book Award In Recognition of Excellence in the Undergraduate Program.

Steve Neal Book Award for Outstanding Graduate Achievement

This award, founded in 2006, is given by Dr. Richard Leatherman, retired founding chair of the human resource management program, in honor of Steve Neal.

  • 2016: Leslie Engott
  • 2015: Christopher Daniel
  • 2014: Rachel Sigler
  • 2013: Angela Kimel-Hampton
  • 2012: Joann Robinson
  • 2011: Denise Jones
  • 2010: Gladys S. Shanklin
  • 2009: Anne Campbell Viscuso
  • 2008: Jennifer H. Nourse
  • 2007: Jennifer H. Nourse
  • 2006: Deborah L. Moir
  • 2005: Leslie Hanson

In 2013, this award replaced the Book Award in Recognition of Excellence in the Graduate Program in Human Resource Management, founded in 2005, and the Steve Neal Book Award In Recognition of Excellence in the Graduate Program, as the only graduate book award in Human Resource Management. Review Discontinued Awards for recipients of the discontinued Steve Neal Book Award In Recognition of Excellence in the Graduate Program.

Information Systems

George E. Christopher and George W. Swartz Memorial Book Award

This award, founded in 2000, is given by Associate Dean Ned Swartz and his wife, Linda, in honor of their fathers.

  • 2016: Christopher Woods
  • 2015: Wayne Parker
  • 2014: Antonio L. Crew
  • 2013: Andrew David Bowers
  • 2012: Troy Yeary
  • 2011: J. Scott Morris
  • 2010: Judie M. Block
  • 2009: Andrea Sebree Kilpatrick
  • 2008: Dwight Nicholas
  • 2007: Judy B. Archambault
  • 2006: Katherine D. Redd
  • 2005: Patricia Fagan
  • 2004: Jonathan DeShazo
  • 2003: Linda Topp Daniels, Clinton Douglas Darby
  • 2002: Patricia Barden
  • 2001: Gregory Pederson
  • 2000: Georgia Garrett

IT Management

McDonald Davis Jr. Book Award

This award, founded in 2009, is given by Adjunct Professor Don Davis.

  • 2016: Alicia Hubbard
  • 2015: Freddie Hornedo
  • 2014: Susan J. Church
  • 2013: Nathaniel R. Duncan
  • 2012: Albert Stuart Bolling Knowles
  • 2011: Chris Brooks
  • 2009: Erik Arne Owren

Liberal Arts

Investment Consultants and Management Company of Virginia Book Award

This award, founded in 2000 as the School’s first endowed book award, is given by alumnus Bill Kuehl, C’73.

  • 2016: Joseph Herbert
  • 2015: Katrina Slavey
  • 2014: Sarita D. Baker
  • 2013: Christine A. Charley
  • 2012: Chris Webb
  • 2011: Kathryn DiPasqua
  • 2010: Victoria Eastwood
  • 2009: Larry V. Dumlao, Jr.
  • 2008: James E. Crawford
  • 2007: S. Lesley Taylor
  • 2006: James E. Morgan, Stephen G. Everett
  • 2005: Phil Edris
  • 2004: Carol Hassett, Susan Poveromo
  • 2003: Rebekah Casner, Marilyn Seegmiller Roberts
  • 2002: Micky Smith
  • 2001: Linda DiLucente
  • 2000: Virginia Carlson

Daniel McDonald Roberts and Frances Taylor Roberts Master of Liberal Arts Memorial Book Award

This award, founded in 2013, is given by founding liberal arts program chair Dr. Dan Roberts in honor of his parents.

  • 2016: Shani Buchholz
  • 2015: Kirsten McKinney
  • 2014: Travis C. Lilley
  • 2013: Keenan Patrick Cross

Nonprofit Studies

Louis J. Narduzzi Memorial Book Award

This award, founded in 2000, is given in honor of the father of James L. Narduzzi (SPCS dean 1994-2015), Louis, who served as a police officer for 36 years.

  • 2016: Amanda Lineberry

In 2016, this award was reassigned from the discontinued Emergency Services Management program. Review Discontinued Awards for the list of Emergency Services Management recipients of the Louis J. Narduzzi Memorial Book Award.

Paralegal Studies

William R. Marshall Jr. Memorial Book Award

This award, founded in 2000, is given by friends and colleagues to honor Bill Marshall’s 25+ years of service as an adjunct in the School.

  • 2016: LaShawn Hewlett
  • 2015: Kaitlyn Garbett
  • 2014: Megan L. Barger
  • 2013: Barbara G. Ireland
  • 2012: James Nickerson
  • 2011: Robert S. Johnson
  • 2010: Justin T. Haskins
  • 2009: Tracy Marie Cauthorn
  • 2008: Shannon R. Adee
  • 2007: Rachel M. Shaw
  • 2006: Joseph J. Laws
  • 2005: Tammy Alexander
  • 2004: Mary Stout
  • 2003: Lisa Anderson
  • 2002: Mary Katherine Bice
  • 2001: Dorothy Stebbing
  • 2000: Catherine Eagles

Teacher Licensure Preparation

Samuel E. Perry Jr. and Nancy B. Perry Book Award (Grades K-6)

This award, founded in 2002, is given by founding chair of the Teacher Licensure Preparation program Dr. Samuel Perry.

  • 2016: Elizabeth Myers
  • 2015: Austen Hecker
  • 2014: Katherine Enna
  • 2013: Elizabeth M. Narduzzi, Pamela Y. Walker
  • 2012: Christine Mingus
  • 2011: Sarah Hyslop
  • 2010: Elizabeth A. Vest
  • 2009: Stephanie Byrna Norris
  • 2008: Courtney P. Kendrick
  • 2007: Kimberley R. Jesse
  • 2006: Tracy J. Valentine
  • 2005: David Smith
  • 2004: Jamie-Ellen Spessard
  • 2003: Ashley O'Dell
  • 2002: Kristina Marchant

Ann C. Taylor Book Award (Grades 7-12)

This award, founded in 2007, is given by Professor Porcher Taylor, founding chair of the Paralegal Studies program, in honor of his mother.

  • 2016: Drake “Bucka” Watson
  • 2015: Thomas Tudor
  • 2014: Travis Dodds
  • 2013: Katherine E. Cowles
  • 2012: Nancy Williams
  • 2011: Alice C. Derry
  • 2010: Eric K. Latourelle
  • 2009: John Frederick Kirn, Jr.
  • 2008: Jessica M. Goodall
  • 2007: Matthew H. Parks

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