Kinesiology faculty members selected for university awards

October 27, 2020

Two School of Kinesiology faculty members were honored as part of Auburn University’s annual Faculty Awards program.

Bruce Gladden, recipient of the Creative Research and Scholarship AwardBruce Gladden, the Humana-Germany-Sherman Distinguished Professor in Kinesiology, is the recipient of the Creative Research and Scholarship Award in the Sciences, Medical Sciences, Engineering and Agriculture category.

“I feel incredibly honored to receive this award,” Gladden said. “I am particularly humbled by knowing who has won this award before me and who was on the selection committee. Beyond those groups, I am so privileged to have received support for my nomination from wonderful, distinguished colleagues. I have also had the good fortune to have served under two outstanding unit leaders, Drs. Mary Rudisill and Dennis Wilson. They have made it easy to do my job. My research has always been fun for me, but it is even more rewarding and encouraging when the university provides these types of recognition.”

The Creative Research and Scholarship Award recognizes faculty members who have distinguished themselves through research, scholarly works and creative contributions. This award recognizes two categories: sciences, medical sciences, engineering and agriculture; and fine arts, liberal arts, architecture and design, business and social and human sciences.

Andreas Kavazis, kinesiology faculty member and recipient of the Alumni Professorship awardKinesiology Professor Andreas Kavazis was selected for an Alumni Professorship.

“Receiving this award is a great honor, and it reenforces my passion to continue serving the Auburn Family to accomplish our missions through exceptional instruction, research, and outreach,” Kavazis said. “While my work is a ‘labor of love,’ it is nevertheless very encouraging to receive such positive feedback.”

Alumni Professorships are sponsored by the Auburn Alumni Association, with funds endowed from annual giving. The awards are presented on the basis of research, publishing and teaching.

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