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Douglas Black

Doug Black didn’t set out to earn one of the UW’s Distinguished Teaching awards; he didn’t even set out to have an academic career.

Marne Faber

It is rare to meet someone “who truly stands out, who inspires everyone in the room and who challenges others to view the world differently on a daily basis,” wrote Ray Johanson, assistant nurse manager of the Burn and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (ICU), in a letter nominating Marne Faber for a Distinguished Staff Award.

Minh-An Nguyen

Minh-An Nguyen, 21, majoring in biochemistry and chemistry, has been named a President’s Medalist – the outstanding student to complete at least three-fourths of her education at the UW.

G. Kent Nelson

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Pam Robenolt

Pam Robenolt doesn’t look much older than the students she supervises, but her quiet knowledge and confidence make clear who’s in charge — and that her students will perform.

Elise Saba

Elise Saba, who will be receiving a bachelor’s degree in English, has been awarded a President’s Medal for scholarship as a transfer student — an award given to a student who entered the UW with at least 60 transfer credits from a Washington community college.

Terry Swanson

Terry Swanson firmly believes a key to his teaching success is making classes intimate.

Jan Spyridakis

Jan Spyridakis, of the College of Engineering’s Department of Technical Communication, is the kind of professor who can inspire students in a spirited discussion of an unlikely topic — syntax and semantics.

Matt Sparke

When Matt Sparke was growing up in England he took an exam administered to many 11-year-olds to measure their problem-solving and reasoning skills — basically an intelligence test.

Erasmo Gamboa

Erasmo Gamboa spends a lot of time on the golf course, but he’s not trying to improve his handicap.

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