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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

Established in 2014 and endowed by friends and family in memory of Dr. James Lanham, a long-time and dedicated faculty members of the SPCS Education Department, it was created to recognize the outstanding achievements of a graduate in the Curriculum and Instruction Program.

  • 2020: Ian McClure
  • 2019: Carman Frayser
  • 2018: Amalia Kobelja
  • 2017: Sarah Fagan
  • 2016: Elizabeth Marchant
  • 2015: Christopher M. Kresge

Catherine S. Fisher Award for Excellence in Educational Leadership

This book award was endowed by friends, colleagues and family members in honor of Catherine S. Fisher who served as Program Chair in the School from 2003 until 2014. It was established in 2014 to recognize an outstanding graduate in the SPCS Educational Leadership Program.

  • 2020: Beverly L. Cocke
  • 2019: Gilma Beverley Steele
  • 2018: George Fohl, Jr.
  • 2017: Jenny Andrews
  • 2016: Christen Fratter Heidler
  • 2015: Tamara L. Slater

Human Resource Management

Steve Neal Book Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Achievement

Originated in 2006 and endowed by Dr. Richard Leatherman, this Human Resource Management award commemorates the achievements of Captain Steven R. Neal of the Chesterfield County Police Department. He retired in 2011 after a 29-year career with the department.

  • 2020: Katie Troy
  • 2019: Tyree Brown
  • 2018: Shirley Emeh
  • 2017: Trish Stevick
  • 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

Originated in 2006 and endowed by Dr. Richard Leatherman, this Human Resource Management award commemorates the achievements of Captain Steven R. Neal of the Chesterfield County Police Department. He retired in 2011 after a 29-year career with the department.

  • 2020: Noah Cox, Fletcher Cox
  • 2019: Ivan Cruz
  • 2018: Lindsay Spann
  • 2017: Joanna Kuczynski
  • 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 book award for a graduate in the Information Systems Program was created beginning with the SCS Night, May 5, 2004, and endowed by Dr. and Mrs. Ned K. Swartz in memory of their fathers. Dr. Swartz served as our Associate Dean from October 2001 to June 2015.

  • 2020: Robert Richards
  • 2019: Kimberly Davis-Evans
  • 2018: Lucia Tsui
  • 2017: Christopher Headley
  • 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

Created the academic year 2005-2006, this IT Management book award was endowed by Dr. McDonald Davis, III in honor of his dad, McDonald Davis, Jr. Don Davis served as an adjunct professor in Information Systems from 1997 to 2014.

  • 2020: Ian Barclay
  • 2019: Ernest Woodard
  • 2018: Chad Harris
  • 2017: Angel Reed
  • 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

Kuehl Book Award in Recognition of Excellence in the Bachelor of Liberal Arts Program

Originally created in 2000 and called the Investment Consultant and Management Company of Virginia Book Award in the Liberal Arts, it was awarded to the top graduate in the BLA Program. In 2019, it was renamed in honor of the donor, Bill Kuehl.

  • 2020: Emily Ball
  • 2019: Ebonee Henry
  • 2018: Sara Worley
  • 2017: Yolanda Mordue
  • 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

In 2019, this award was renamed to honor Bill Kuehl, C’73, as the School’s inaugural donor of an endowed book award. It was originally named the Investment Consultants and Management Company of Virginia Book Award in Recognition of Excellence in the Liberal Arts Program.

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

At the 50th anniversary SPCS Night event, May 8, 2013, the School announced that Program Chair Dr. Dan Roberts had endowed a book award for the top graduate in the MLA Program. It was created to honor the memory of his parents, Daniel McDonald Roberts and Frances Taylor Roberts.

  • 2020: Elizabeth Darling
  • 2019: Meriwether Gilmore
  • 2018: Sunni Brown
  • 2017: Tom Parfitt
  • 2016: Shani Buchholz
  • 2015: Kirsten McKinney
  • 2014: Travis C. Lilley
  • 2013: Keenan Patrick Cross

Nonprofit Studies

Louis J. Narduzzi Memorial Book Award

This award was initially formed in 2000 to honor a graduate in the Emergency Services Management Program. It was endowed by students and friends of Dean James L. Narduzzi in 2000 in honor of Dean Narduzzi’s father, a policeman for 36 years. After the elimination of the ESM Program in 2015, the award was renamed to honor a graduate in the Nonprofit Studies Master’s Program.

  • 2020: Rachel Biundo
  • 2019: Elizabeth Buchholz
  • 2018: Mary Wood
  • 2017: Caitlin Figura
  • 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 book award, in recognition of excellence in the Paralegal Studies Program, was created in 2001 and endowed by family and friends in memory of William R. Marshall, Jr., (UR Law School, 1965). Bill Marshall taught in the SCS for over 30 years and brought a wealth of knowledge and inspiration to students in the program.

  • 2020: Trish Messer
  • 2019: Hannah Derricott
  • 2018: Rebecca Hubbard
  • 2017: Melissa Hill
  • 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 & Master of Teaching

Samuel E. Perry, Jr. and Nancy B. Perry Book Award in recognition of Excellence in the Teacher Licensure and Master of Teaching Programs, grades K-6

Originally anonymously endowed, this book award for the Teacher Licensure Program was first presented in 2002. At SCS Night in 2006, the new title became official and was renamed the Samuel E. Perry and Nancy B. Perry Book Award in recognition of Excellence in the Teacher Licensure Program, Grades K-6. Dr. Perry served as chair of our Education program for many years. Effective with the 2019-20 academic year, the award was renamed to its present title.

  • 2020: Lindsey Winston
  • 2019: Yael Fletcher
  • 2018: Jesse Lucabaugh
  • 2017: Colleen Connolly
  • 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 in recognition of Excellence in the Teacher Licensure and Master of Teaching Programs, grades 7-12

Created for the May 11, 2006, SCS Night, this award was endowed by Porcher L. Taylor, the SPCS Paralegal Program Chair, to honor his mother, Ann C. Taylor. Ms. Taylor has had an extended career in education and serves on several boards to champion education and leadership potential for women. Effective with the 2019-20 academic year, the award was renamed to its present title.

  • 2020: Cindy Weber
  • 2019: Kiana Bradford
  • 2018: Aline Dolan
  • 2017: Caroline Tarin
  • 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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