Sergeant Christopher Coons, of St. Mary’s College of Maryland, was recently named Officer of the Year by St. Mary’s County at the 15th Annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Day in May. The award recognizes law officers for outstanding service in St. Mary’s County.
Meng Su, instructor of guitar at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, is the gold medal-winner of the 2015 Parkening International Guitar Competition, the world’s preeminent guitar competition.
Pamela S. Mertz, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, has been accepted as a participant in the 2015 PKAL Summer Leadership Institute I in Adamstown, Md.
Jingqi Fu, professor of Chinese, has published a book, coauthored with three other scholars, titled “Chinese Ethnic Minority Oral Traditions: A recovered Text of Bai Folk Songs in a Sinoexenic Script” (Cambria Press, 2014).
Professor of Art Sue Johnson’s latest exhibition, “Ready-Made Dream,” will be on display through June 1 at the Joy Pratt Markham Gallery, Walton Art Center, in Fayetteville, Ark.
Two St. Mary’s College of Maryland faculty members, Aileen Bailey, professor of psychology, and Julia King, professor of anthropology, have been honored with the college’s Aldom-Plansoen Distinguished Professorships. The Aldom-Plansoen Distinguished Professorship award recognizes the successful professional accomplishments of faculty.
Susan Grogan, professor of political science, is the recipient of St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s Andy Kozak Faculty Contribution to Student Life Award. She was honored during the college’s 2015 Awards Convocation held April 24.
J. Jordan Price, St. Mary’s College professor of biology, has been named Steven Muller Distinguished Professor in the Sciences. Price was honored during the college’s 2015 Awards Convocation held April 24.
Associate Professors of Computer Science Lindsay Jamieson and Alan Jamieson have received a $5,000 Google CS Engagement Award.
Assistant Professor of Mathematics Heather Moon has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant for her project, “Collaborative Research: Data-Driven Applications Inspiring Upper-Division Mathematics.”