Awards and Highlights - February 2014

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College of Communication and Fine Arts​​

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College of Medicine

College of Communication and Fine Arts​

BCA class wins top two national awards

A Central Michigan University broadcast and cinematic arts class took home the top two national awards at the Broadcast Educational Association’s Festival of Media Arts. First place went to Leah Castile, a graduate assistant from Rochester, and Nicole Shackelford, an alum from for “Mountain Town Brewing Company,” and second place was taken by Grant Pichla and Dana Kuntzler for a trade show video produced for High and Tight. The Festival of Media Arts draws entries from more than 300 BEA-member campuses, and awards will be presented at the BEA’s April convention in Las Vegas.

 

Kevin Corbett awarded Best of Festival award

Central Michigan University broadcast and cinematic arts professor Kevin Corbett has won the Best of Festival award in the Broadcast Education Association’s faculty screenwriting competition. The competition is part of BEA’s Festival of Media Arts, held in April in Las Vegas.

 

Eddie Rucker named 2014 William Glenn Trailblazer Honoree

Central Michigan University broadcast and cinematic arts alumna Eddie Rucker has been named the 2014 William Glenn Trailblazer Honoree. The William Glenn Trailblazer award recognizes people who are leaders in their field and is presented during the Grand Rapids Giant Awards. Rucker is an associate producer of “Take Five and Company” with WZZM-TV in Grand Rapids.

 

Ren Hullender honored with Michigan Campus Compact Faculty/Staff Community Service-Learning Award

Central Michigan University assistant professor of art and design Ren Hullender recently was honored with the Michigan Campus Compact Faculty/Staff Community Service-Learning Award for his work connecting art students to the community through art-focused service learning projects. The biennial award is handed out to faculty and staff and MICC member campuses.

 

CMU junior wins business journalism internship

Central Michigan University student John Irwin will intern for the Detroit bureau of Bloomberg News though the Reynolds Visiting Business Journalism Professor Program. The junior, a journalism and political science major from Westland, will cover business.

 

Art students collaborate to create historic murals

Central Michigan University art education professor Ren Hullender will lead a team of seven CMU and 10 Shepherd High School art students in creating four photomontages for the walls of the new library in Shepherd. CMU students will teach high school artists how to use Adobe Photoshop, as well as master art theories. The 4-foot by 6-foot murals will focus on the village of Shepherd’s history, landmark buildings and the annual Maple Syrup Festival.

 

CMU Speech and Debate Team takes third at Michigan Intercollegiate Speech League State Championship

Central Michigan University hosted the Michigan Intercollegiate Speech League State Championships in February. The CMU Speech and Debate team took third place.

 

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College of Education and Human Services

Mary Pitchford honored as Superintendent of the Year for Region Nine

Central Michigan University alumna Mary Pitchford, class of 1979, was named Superintendent of the Year for Region Nine in December. The Coleman Community Schools’ superintendent earned a degree in physical education with a minor in teaching reading from CMU.

 

Matt Johnson selected as Emerging Scholar

Central Michigan University professor of educational leadership Matthew Johnson has been selected as a 2014-15 ACPA Emerging Scholar. The Emerging Scholars program honors individuals in student affairs and higher education who are rising contributing scholars.

 

Carl McCready named Michigan Assistant Principal of the Year

Central Michigan University alumnus Carl McCready was recently named the 2013-14 Michigan Assistant Principal of the Year. He has worked as the Sault Area High School and Career Center assistant principal for the past 15 years, starting as a teacher and transitioning to assistant principal in 2008.

 

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College of Medicine

Dr. Anthony Senagore elected vice chair and chair elect of Accreditation Council

Central Michigan University’s Dr. Anthony Senagore, chair of surgical disciplines with the CMU College of Medicine, was recently elected vice chair and chair elect of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education’s colorectal surgery residency committee. The group of nine residency committee members is charged with accrediting colorectal surgery residency programs across the nation. Dr. Senagore is a surgeon, researcher and professor of general surgery whose specialties include colorectal cancer.

 

Dr. Sandra L. Howell named to Michigan Board of Medicine

Central Michigan University College of Medicine and CMU Health surgeon Dr. Sandra L. Howell was named to the Michigan Board of Medicine by Gov. Rick Snyder. The assistant professor and practicing breast and skin surgeon will serve a four-year term on the 19-member board, which oversees the licensing and registration of 36,000 physicians. The board also is responsible for determining the discipline of doctors who violate the Michigan Public Health Code.

 

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