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April 23, 2010
UD Bestows Honors

Yesterday, the University of Dubuque bestowed high student, faculty, and staff honors upon four individuals at the 2010 Honors Convocation at Westminster Presbyterian Church. The University Leadership Award , Student of the Year Award , Faculty of the Year Award , and Staff of the Year Award were announced at the conclusion of the ceremony.

Samantha Simm received the University Leadership Award . This award, given annually, is the highest leadership honor awarded by the University. It is given to the student who has shown commitment beyond personal gain, served fellow students, encouraged and promoted positive actions in others, and demonstrated in his or her personal life the true spirit of the Mission of the University of Dubuque. Samantha, the daughter of Dawn and Terry Simm of Sibley, Iowa, is a senior double majoring in accounting and speech communication.

Duncan Marchall received the Student of the Year Award . Given annually by the Student Government Association, this award recognizes an undergraduate college student who exemplifies those qualities of personal, college and community achievement the University seeks to honor. This student has an above-average classroom record and is involved in campus and/or community activities. The Student of the Year is chosen by election of the general student body from a list of finalists selected by the Student Government Association. Duncan, the son of Timothy and Jill Marshall of LaPorte City, Iowa, is a senior double majoring in computer information systems and flight operations.

Professor Richard (Dick) Smith, assistant professor of mathematics, received the Faculty of the Year Award . The Student Government Association gives this award annually to a College faculty member who is an outstanding teacher with a positive attitude, who has the ability to motivate, and who has earned the respect of his or her peers. The Faculty of the Year is selected by election of the general student population from a list of finalists selected by the Student Government Association.

Barbara Smeltzer, Undergraduate Student Resources Advisor and Campus Mom, received the Staff of the Year Award . Given annually, this award is given to a staff member who unselfishly devotes his or her time and energy in support of the University. The Staff of the Year is chosen by election of the general student body from a list of finalists selected by the Student Government Association.