Presidential Excellence Awards
Limestone University recognizes each year faculty and staff members who go above a beyond to provide exceptional customer service and quality impressions in the classroom.
Dr. Darrell Parker and his wife, Kathy, announced in 2018 that they were endowing the new "Presidential Excellence Awards Program" at Limestone University. Through a $25,000 contribution by the Parkers to an endowed fund, the Presidential Excellence Awards Program will provide two annual $500 cash prizes to faculty and staff members who exhibit exceptional customer service and superb high impact practices in the classroom. Until the endowed fund grows to support the yearly gifts, the Parkers are providing the cash prizes through a restricted annual fund.
"We want Limestone University to be well-known for its excellent customer service and high impact practices in the classroom," Parker said. "Because of that, we need to regularly recognize and celebrate the best examples.
The Faculty High Impact Award is given to a faculty member who has implemented teaching and learning process improvements or initiatives over the past year that significantly increased effectiveness and efficiency in the classroom.
The Staff Customer Service Award is granted to a staff member who has contributed to the enhancement of quality customer service and satisfaction at The University.
The Limestone Staff Council was appointed to accept applications and nominations in each of the two categories.
To nominate a faculty member for the Faculty High Impact Award, select HERE.
To nominate a staff member for the Staff Customer Service Award, select HERE.
2018-2019 Faculty High Impact Award Winner
Dr. Felicia Cavallini
Professor of Physical Education
Dr. Felicia Cavallini is a Professor of Physical Education at Limestone College. She was awarded the prestigious, internationally distinguished Fulbright U.S. Scholar Grant for 2014-2015 as a Visiting Research Chair in the Human Health and Nutritional Sciences Department at the University of Guelph. Cavallini taught and conducted research in collaboration with the faculty and serves as an ambassador to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and Canada.
2018-2019 Staff Customer Service Award Winner
K. C. Barnhill
Associate Vice President for Communications & Marketing/Director of Creative Services
K. C. Barnhill is responsible for the creative direction for all projects flowing through the Department of Communications & Marketing, while overseeing graphic design and production material for Limestone College.