First Chancellor’s Alumni Excellence Award Event

Alumni Award Display in Hubbard Hall

In April of this year, there was a “first” held on the TWU campus.  TWU recognized the first recipient of the Chancellor’s Alumni Excellence Award.  Unlike a lot of awards that recognize distinguished alumni, which this one certainly does, there is not a luncheon or dinner involved.  Instead, the award recognizes alumni achievement but also adds to the body of academic knowledge by bringing the honoree to one of the TWU campus locations to share experience and expertise with the students, faculty and alumni in the honoree’s professional field.  Pat Costner, the inaugural honoree, holds two degrees from TWU and was recognized for her contributions to environmental science during her many years with Greenpeace.  Honorees, there will be one each semester, are recognized in a permanent display in the foyer of Hubbard Hall on the Denton campus.   I’ll post again later about the second honoree, Dr. Anngienetta Johnson.

TWU’s Chancellor, Dr. Ann Stuart, has personally funded this award for 20 years so that even after she has retired the award can be given and the departments involved can continue to bring the honorees back to TWU.

I hope that you enjoy seeing a few of the photos from the reception, award presentation and the talk given by Pat Costner for the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

TWU faculty, students and alumni enjoyed meeting Pat Costner at her Chancellor’s Alumni Excellence Award campus event reception

Dr. Richard Sheardy, Chair of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Chancellor Stuart present the Chancellor’s Alumni Excellence Award

Pat Costner’s presentation gave a global perspective about the persistent organic pollutants (POPS) that plague the world’s waters and the hope for solving those issues


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One Response to First Chancellor’s Alumni Excellence Award Event

  1. I imagine that this conference was very good I would have liked to be there

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