PSU recognizes 3 professors for their scholarship, service

August 27th, 2014 by Lynn

    PLYMOUTH — Professors Paul Rogalus, Scott Coykendall and Mark Green were honored by their Plymouth State University faculty colleagues at Wednesday’s Faculty Day.

    Julie Bernier, PSU’s vice president for academic affairs and provost, presented Green with the Award for Distinguished Scholarship. Rogalus received the Award for Faculty Service.

    Coykendall received the Faculty Advising Award from Student Senate member Evan Gaudette, of Nashua, on behalf of the student body.

    “I am so pleased and honored to have the opportunity to recognize faculty excellence this morning with three awards,” said Bernier. “It is particularly satisfying to be able to honor such wonderful and deserving colleagues.”

    Rogalus, professor of English, has been a member of the PSU faculty for 24 years. He helps students find their passion and get the most from their college experience through his work with student organizations, including Poets & Writers, PSU’s student literary club; Mentoring Enhances Student Achievement, the English department’s peer mentoring program; and WPCR, the student-run radio station.

    Coykendall, a communications and media studies assistant professor since 2002, was chosen for the Advising Award, which was created and managed by the undergraduate student body to recognize outstanding advising from a faculty member. Gaudette said, “Scott’s name came up many times in the submissions from the student body touting his caring manner. For this dedication to all his students, there could not have been a more deserving winner of this award.”

    Mark Green, professor of hydrology, joined the graduate faculty in the Center for the Environment and the Department of Environmental Science and Policy in 2009. Green fulfills a dual role of teaching graduate-level classes and acting as a research hydrologist at the Northern Forest Research Station. This unique combination of responsibilities positions Green as a “bridge,” connecting and engaging students in his work. Green also traveled to Japan last year as a Fulbright researcher.

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