FLORENCE---Three Francis Marion University faculty members were honored for outstanding individual work during the past year at Thursday night’s (April 19) faculty recognition banquet.
James T. Ramey Jr. was given the Award for Excellence in Teaching, Charlene Wages was presented the Award for Excellence in Service, and Emmanuel I. Udogu received the Award for Excellence in Research/Scholarship. Each award carries a cash prize of $2,000. All three live in Florence.
Wages also was presented the Shared Governance Award, sponsored by the FMU Chapter of the American Association of University Professors. This award is given to a faculty member who demonstrates commitment to the principles of shared governance between the faculty, administration and the board of trustees.
“Teaching, public service and the pursuit of knowledge are essential characteristics of a good faculty member,” said Fred Carter, president of FMU. “Through the presentation of these awards, we recognize the importance of each in our mission of educating students.”
A native of Honea Path, Ramey has been a member of the FMU faculty since 1974. He was cited for his classroom teaching in mathematics and computer science, conducting workshops and participation in science fairs.
He received his bachelor’s and doctoral degrees from Clemson University.
Wages, a native of Atlanta, Ga., has been a member of the FMU psychology faculty since 1986. She was cited for her service as elected chair of the general faculty and for service on numerous university committees as well as service outside the university. She earned a bachelor’s degree at the University of Georgia and master’s and doctoral degrees at Georgia State University.
Udogu was cited for his extensive scholarly work primarily in African and international politics, including the publication of four books since 1997 and numerous chapters in other books. He also has written several book reviews and journal articles, presented papers at professional meetings and is active in scholarly organizations. He earned an associate’s degree from Montreat-Anderson Junior College, a bachelor’s degree at Appalachian State University, and master’s and doctoral degrees from Southern Illinois University.
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