The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology will
recognize the following faculty and staff at the Employee Service and
Recognition Awards for their exceptional contributions to the educational field
and campus community.
Kathy Antonen, Ph.D., professor of the Department of
Humanities, is the recipient of the Presidential Award for Outstanding
Professor, established to recognize a full-time faculty member who has
demonstrated a sustained record of outstanding overall accomplishments at the
School of Mines.
This year’s recipient of the Benard A. Ennenga Award is
Damon Fick, Ph.D., assistant professor of the Department of Civil &
Environmental Engineering. The Benard A. Ennenga Faculty Award was established by
Ennenga to recognize any Mines teaching assistant or associate, instructor, or assistant,
associate or full professor who has demonstrated excellence in teaching and
Established by Virginia Simpson to recognize and encourage
involvement by School of Mines faculty or staff with the Rapid City community,
the Virginia Simpson Award goes to Jolie McCoy, director of the Office of
Counseling/Student ADA Services.
In recognition of a non-faculty staff member who has
demonstrated excellence and encouraged students to complete their education at
the School of Mines, the Dick Kitchen Award for Outstanding Staff Person will
be presented to Kathryn Crawford, associate registrar of the Office of
Registrar & Academic Services. No matter what difficulties a student may
face, the recipient’s presence and actions make the critical, positive
difference in keeping students on the path to completing their education.
Daniel Dolan, Ph.D., director of the Center of Excellence
for Advanced Manufacturing and Production and professor of the Department of
Mechanical Engineering, will be awarded the Jim & Connie Green CAMP Faculty
Award, which provides support to a Mines faculty advisor of any major student
project that is competing at a national level and that involves mechanical