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Don Chaffin, the Richard G. Snyder Distinguished University Professor of Industrial and Operations Engineering, is recipient of the 2003 M. M. Ayoub Award from the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE). The award is given by the IIE Society for Work Science to recognize individuals who have made outstanding contributions in the field of ergonomics.

George Brewer, active professor emeritus of human genetics and internal medicine, received an honorary doctor of science degree from Purdue University May 15 at the school’s commencement exercises.

Krishna Garikipati, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, and Brian Noble, associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science, each has received a Ruth and Joel Spira Outstanding Teaching Award. The awards, presented annually to one faculty member in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and one in Mechanical Engineering, recognize excellence in teaching and inspiring students.


Todd Sevig, director of Counseling and Psychological Services, Division of Student Affairs, recently received the inaugural American College Personnel Association’s Commission for Counseling and Psychological Services Award for Mid-level Career Achievement. The annual award is given to honor and reward the exemplary achievements of student affairs professionals making contributions to the field of higher education counseling and psychological services.

Four U-M-Dearborn faculty members were honored for teaching and service at the 22nd annual Honors Convocation March 23 at the Henry Ford Estate. Distinguished Teaching Award recipients were: Suzanne Bergeron, assistant professor of women’s studies and social sciences; Jane Sheldon, assistant professor of behavioral sciences; and Donna Cash, lecturer in mathematics and statistics. Gerald Moran, professor of social sciences, was the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award.


Saul Green, adjunct professor of law, has been elected to the board of directors' executive committee of the Alumni Association. Green, former president of the association, will serve a one-year term.

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