Bruce White, professor of computer information systems in the School of Business, was honored by the Faculty Senate on April 13 with the 10th annual James Marshall Award for Service to the Quinnipiac Community.
The award was created to recognize faculty who exhibit qualities of unselfish service and dedication to the university community. The award was named for the late James Marshall, assistant professor of health management, who died suddenly and unexpectedly in 2002. He was known for his community work.
“You look at the things Bruce has done across Quinnipiac,” said Stephen Straub, vice chairman of the Faculty Senate and professor of athletic training and sports medicine in the School of Health Sciences. “He’s like Mr. QU. That’s why he won. There’s no doubt that Bruce belongs with the list of previous Marshall Award winners.”
White has benefited the university inside and outside the classroom, Straub said.
“He’s done wonderful things across so many different levels,” Straub said. “Whether we talk about the pep band or his role on the fraternity level or as part of the Faculty Senate and faculty governance, he does it all. There are few people in the community who have not been impacted by his contributions.”
“I am extremely honored to receive the James Marshall award for 2012. Knowing all of the previous winners and the great service they have rendered to Quinnipiac humbles me. This is a campus of ‘doers’ – very active professors doing excellent service – and I am overwhelmed to be part of that group,” White said. “I want to be known as an ‘encourager,’ a ‘cheerleader,’ working with students and faculty to give back to the community and our world. We recently had our Big Event day – with about 25 percent of the student body helping out in the community; the campus has been recognized for its work on the Relay for Life and many other charitable activities. I hope all faculty, staff and students can continue to make a difference!”
Award criteria include, but are not limited to: effective advising, mentoring fellow faculty, service to students in any capacity, and general helpfulness to students, staff, fellow faculty and the surrounding community. The winner must be a full-time faculty member, but nominations can come from the faculty, staff or students.
The following past honorees selected White for this year’s award: Jill Shahverdian, associate professor of mathematics in the College of Arts and Sciences; William Kohlhepp, associate dean in the School of Health Sciences; Kimberly Hartmann, professor of occupational therapy in the School of Health Sciences; Sean Duffy, associate professor of political science in the College of Arts and Sciences; Deborah Clark, professor of biology in the College of Arts and Sciences; and Jack Leary, professor emeritus of legal studies in the College of Arts and Sciences.