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David Starbuck

Award for Distinguished Scholarship

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Gary McCool

Award for Excellence in Faculty Service

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Kathryn Melanson

Distinguished Operating Staff Award

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Marcel Lebrun

Distinguished Graduate Teaching Award

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Jay Moskowitz

Distinguished Adjunct Teaching Award

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Carol Kuzdeba

Distinguished Professional, Administrative, and Technical Staff Award

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Elizabeth Cox

Distinguished Teaching Award

Distinguished Faculty and Staff 2008

It is a joy to present to you this publication on faculty and staff excellence at Plymouth State University.

In the profiles on this Web site, you will read about a few of the many talented, creative, and engaged professionals who form the PSU community. The people featured here have been selected by their peers to receive University awards this year, and they represent various fields of study and occupations. What they share is their commitment to excellence and to PSU’s mission as a regional comprehensive university focused on student success, discovery and innovation, and engagement with our state, region, and beyond.

As you read these award-winners’ words, and share in their accomplishments, you will understand their authentic commitment to students and to the work we do together. They live our University motto of Ut prosim (That I may serve) in the fullest sense, and they are the reason that Plymouth State is a wonderful place to live and learn. We are proud of their achievements.

On behalf of many others, I would like to thank these award winners for their many contributions and welcome our readers to this glimpse of PSU’s richness and vitality.

Sara Jayne Steen,

In Plymouth Magazine

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Faculty Forum: Filiz Otucu on Democracy and the Middle East

Filiz Otucu is a professor of political science and specializes in international relations, Middle Eastern politics, and the United Nations. A native of Turkey, she earned her MA at the University of Central Oklahoma, and her PhD from the University of Kentucky. Otucu teaches courses on politics and conflict in the Middle East, terrorism and [...]

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Nora Galvin ’14, Stellar Student-Athlete

As an NCAA Division III school, Plymouth State is home to the true student-athlete: the student who exhibits the same drive, dedication, and commitment to excellence both in and out of the classroom; who studies hard for a rewarding future; and plays for the love of the game. PSU social work major Nora Galvin ’14, [...]