Posts Tagged ‘Awards & Honors’

Ashley Wurzbacher (Ph. D. ’16)

Ashley Wurzbacher has written a book titled Happy Like This. She has been honored for the 2019 National Book Foundation’s ‘5 Under 35’ award.

Keffrelyn Brown (’93)

UH alumna, Keffrelyn Brown was featured in the UT News. More…. Keffrelyn was inducted into the Academy of Distinguished Teachers at The University of Texas at Austin, adding to accolades that already included the Regents Outstanding Teaching Award. She is a professor of cultural studies in education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and holds appointments in the Department of African and African Diaspora Studies, the Warfield Center for African and African American Studies, and the Center for Women and Gender Studies.

Austin Ruiz (’81)

Dr. Austin Ruiz was appointed to serve on the state’s Brazos River Authority board by Gov. Greg Abbott. More…

Kadee Barnett (’12)

UH alumna, Kadee Barnett was recognized as Beulah Elementary’s Teacher of the Year. More…

Mike Booker (FS ’77)

Mike Booker was inducted into Texas Golf Hall of Fame October 14, 2019. More…

Pamela Church (’86)

Rhodes College Accounting Professor Pamela Church Honored for Outstanding Faculty Service

(Memphis, Tenn.)—Dr. Pamela Church, associate professor of accounting at Rhodes College, was presented the 2019 Jameson M. Jones Award for Outstanding Faculty Service at the college’s Opening Convocation Aug. 16.

The Jameson M. Jones Award for Outstanding Faculty Service honors a current faculty member who has established an outstanding record of service to the college. It is named in memory of Dr. Jameson M. Jones ’36, who served as the college’s chief academic officer for more than 15 years. Dr. Milton Moreland, provost and vice president for academic affairs, presented the award at the Opening Convocation.

Church joined the Rhodes College faculty in 1988 and has served as the chair of the Department of Business, as well as taught undergraduate and graduate accounting courses in the areas of financial, managerial, governmental accounting, and auditing.

As the director of the Master of Science in Accounting program, she has assisted students in preparing for careers in various areas of accounting and spent considerable time networking with accounting professionals and firms to promote the college’s thriving programs and its students. This includes her organization of the college’s annual “Meet the Firms” career and recruiting event with invited CPA firms and corporations. Church also works closely with Career Services to promote information about internships and permanent positions with firms and national corporations. Under Church’s leadership, the student professional placement rate in careers since the accounting program’s inception is a sterling 100 percent.

The many letters of nominations noted that Church is a skilled and gracious administrator and teacher who is known for her sense of patience and collegiality and willing to forego her own interests for the good of the whole community. One colleague wrote, “She cares about students no matter whether they are excellent performers or students who need a little more help. I know that she is always supportive and encouraging to students. She never gives up on anyone.”

In addition, Church has served on many of the college’s major committees, and she is the sole academic representative on the Tennessee State Board of Accountancy, which oversees the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) profession in Tennessee. Having been nominated by the governor for this position, she has a unique opportunity to have an impact on the accounting profession more broadly.

A native Memphian, Church is the parent of three Rhodes alumni. She holds a B.S.E. and an M.S. from The University of Memphis and a Ph.D. in accounting from the University of Houston. She also holds a CPA certificate in the state of Tennessee.

Pamela O’Rourke (’95)

Pamela O’Rourke Honored with a 2019 Women Who Mean Business Award by Houston Business Journal

Martin B. Cominsky (’80)

Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston; HBJ’s- Most Admired CEO Awards

David C. Groff (J.D.’92)

UHLC alumnus David C. Groff ’92, a shareholder at Wilson, Cribbs & Goren, PC, has been selected to the 2018 Texas Super Lawyers List according to a press release by the firm.

Sharon Birkman Fink (’70)

Sharon was named in HBJ’s Women Who Mean Business 2018.