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SMU Athletics honors student, faculty, staff achievements at SMU-Central Florida game

February 28, 2014

Peruna at SMUDALLAS (SMU) – SMU Athletics recognized faculty members, staff and student athletes for their achievements at the SMU-Central Florida men’s basketball game Saturday, March 1.

Professors chosen as favorites by the team joined the players in the starting lineup, and other faculty and staff members honored by the Altshuler Learning Enhancement Center were recognized during time-outs.

In 2014, as part of its Second Century Celebration, SMU is celebrating the Year of the Faculty, marking the extraordinary contributions of the University’s esteemed faculty as researchers, teachers and University citizens.

Student athletes also were honored for their academic achievements, including 10 members of the Mustang Scholars – student athletes with GPAs of 3.75 or higher. More than 200 student athletes who are members of the Athletic Director's Honor Roll, those with fall 2013 GPAs of 3.0 or higher, also were honored.

Favorite Professors Named By Basketball Team Members

  • Joan Arbery, adjunct lecturer of English, Discernment and Discourse program
  • Marilyn "Birdie" Barr, senior lecturer, Applied Physiology, Sport Management and Wellness
  • Kenneth Hamilton, associate professor of history and director of Ethnic Studies
  • Susan Holland, professor of practice, Applied Physiology, Sport Management and Wellness
  • Michael Lysko, professor of practice, Applied Physiology, Sport Management and Wellness
  • Lourdes Molina, lecturer of world languages and literature
  • Annie Maitland, lecturer of English, Discernment and Discourse program
  • Amy Pinkham, assistant professor of psychology
  • Patricia Pisano, adjunct lecturer of English, Discernment and Discourse program
  • Adrian Tan, senior lecturer of sociology
  • Elizabeth Wheaton, senior lecturer of economics

Outstanding Faculty And Staff Selected By The Altshuler Learning Enhancement Center

  • Christopher Dolder, assistant professor of dance
  • William Gosney, Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Electrical Engineering
  • Kevin Hofeditz, professor of theatre
  • Susan Holland, professor of practice, Applied Physiology, Sport Management and Wellness
  • Adreana Julander, associate director, A-LEC 
  • Sheri Kunovich, associate professor of Sociology
  • Megan Murphy, clinical assistant professor of Applied Physiology, Sport Management and Wellness
  • Pauline Newton, lecturer of English, Discernment and Discourse Program
  • Jay Orenduff, director of University Advising, Dedman College
  • Patricia Pisano, adjunct lecturer of English, Discernment and Discourse Program
  • Ross Sloan, lecturer of English, Discernment and Discourse Program
  • Elizabeth Wheaton, senior lecturer of Economics

Mustang Scholars: Junior And Senior Athletes With Cumulative 3.75 GPA

  • Kristin Acker, volleyball
  • Julianna Fischer, equestrian
  • Nathanial Lammons, men's tennis
  • Andrew McCleneghen, football
  • Jordan Newman, women's swimming and diving
  • Maria Villamil Rodriguez, women's golf
  • Natalie Schauwecker, women's swimming and diving
  • Julianne Scheidler, volleyball
  • Luke Seeker, football
  • Will Smith, men's soccer

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