The spring award honorees included (top row, left) Ashlee Ossiboff, Elder Garcia Varela, Bryant Seamon, Annabelle Juin, Jenna Nales, Alice Norsworthy, Leisha McKinley-Beach, (front row, left) Leigh Feenburg, Joe DaSilva, Jill Varnes, Daniel Rogers, Janice Tucker, Bob Allen, Stacy Cutrono and Joe Russo.
May 8, 2023
by Bridgette Welch
The ceremony recognized the college’s finest community members and honored the latest inductees to the Hall of Fame. Each honoree was awarded a plaque and will be publicly memorialized by the addition of a newly engraved brick in the Florida Gym courtyard at the college's main entrance.
In addition, the spring awards celebrated the recognition of two endowed professorships and a newly created endowed chair position. David Vaillancourt, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Applied Physiology & Kinesiology, was named the Orchid Medical Chair. Additionally, George Cunningham, Ph.D., professor and chair in the Department of Sport Management, was named the University Athletic Association Endowed Professor; and Jalie Tucker, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Health Education & Behavior, was named the Mary F. Lane Endowed Professor.
Two additional awards were also bestowed on long-time college faculty. Bob Allen, Ed.D., professor emeritus, and Jill Varnes, Ed.D., professor emeritus, were recognized for their years of service to the college and outstanding contributions to the community and field of education. Plaques recognizing each of these longtime faculty members have been placed in the Hall of Honor on the second level of the Florida Gym near the dean's suite.
George Cunningham, University Athletic Association Endowed Professor
Jalie Tucker, Mary F. Lane Endowed Professor
David Vaillancourt, Orchid Medical Chair
Elder Garcia Varela
Thank you to Bob and Becky Allen, Dr. Thomas H. Bell and Jane Bergman for sponsoring the 2023 Spring Awards. Learn more about sponsorship opportunities.
In addition, thank you to the college community for nominating and recognizing these outstanding honorees. Learn more about the nomination process.
2023 Spring Awards Program
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