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Presidential Excellence Awards for Faculty, Staff and Students

Presidential Excellence Awards 2022

President Lamont O. Repollet, Ed.D., is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2022 Presidential Excellence Awards.

The awards recognize outstanding achievement from faculty, staff and students in the areas of teaching, scholarship/research and service in alignment with the pillars of academic excellence, safety and equity.

“We are proud to recognize these outstanding individuals for their hard work and the value it brings to this institution and our students,” President Lamont O. Repollet, Ed.D., said. “The nominations we received from across the University are a testament to the truly extraordinary work that goes on here at Kean every day. We look forward to celebrating our award winners at the Alumni Ball on Friday evening.”

The Kean University Foundation will award a $1,000 check to each selected employee and a $500 check to each selected student.

The following 18 individuals will receive an award:
 

Presidential Excellence Award for Teaching 

Fred Fitch, Ph.D., College of Liberal Arts

Shweta Singh, Ph.D., College of Business and Public Management
 

Presidential Excellence Award for Scholarship/Research/Creative Work

Daehan Kwak, Ph.D., The Dorothy and George Hennings College of Science, Mathematics and Technology 

Robin Landa, MFA, Michael Graves College  

Dr. Stephen Kubow Presidential Excellence Award for Service (Faculty)

Kerrylynn Konecny, MBS, The Dorothy and George Hennings College of Science, Mathematics and Technology

Holly Logue, MTA, MFA, College of Liberal Arts  


Dr. Stephen Kubow Presidential Excellence Award for Service (Staff) 

Maureen Byrne, Kean Ocean

Reenat Munshi, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs 

Karla Garcia, College of Education

Stephanie McCluney, College of Liberal Arts

Dina Stoudmire, The Dorothy and George Hennings College of Science, Mathematics and Technology 

Palak Vaidya, College of Liberal Arts
 

Emerging Excellence in Student Leadership
Corey Rodriguez

Brianna Shaw 
 

Excellence in Student Leadership

Shelsea Araujo

Ahmed Zaky  
 

Excellence in Service/Research
Janiah Fledger 

Bianca Ortega