July 25, 2014  

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Butch Oustalet Gulf Coast Distinguished Faculty Awards Announced

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The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast has named the recipients of the 2010 Butch Oustalet Gulf Coast Distinguished Faculty Awards in the areas of service, teaching and research.

The Service Award was presented to Dr. Heather Annulis, associate professor and assistant director of the Jack and Patti Phillips Workplace Learning and Performance Institute. Annulis had an exemplary service record in 2009. Several accomplishments include chairing 14 doctoral dissertation committees and chairing or participating on numerous committees at the departmental, college and university levels.

The Teaching Award was presented to Dr. MD Sarder, assistant professor and program coordinator for the Industrial Engineering Technology program in the School of Construction. Sarder received exceptional student reviews for the courses he taught in 2009. These reviews included multiple letters recommending him for this award. In addition to these reviews, he is recognized for a commendable job of innovative use of  technology in the classroom.

The Research Award was presented to Dr. Sumanth Yenduri, assistant professor of computer science. Yenduri exhibited an exemplary publication record during 2009, including the publication of an edited book and multiple refereed journal articles.

The Butch Oustalet Gulf Coast Distinguished Faculty Awards, sponsored by the Butch Oustalet family, were created to recognize Southern Miss Gulf Coast faculty who have demonstrated exemplary achievements in one of the three areas of service, teaching and research. Each award winner received a plaque recognizing their achievement. The winners, selected by a four-member committee, were judged on submitted material supporting the specified area of distinction.

For more information on the Butch Oustalet Gulf Coast Distinguished Faculty Awards, call 228.865.4573.