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September 11, 2018 /
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DePaul University faculty and staff process toward St. Vincent de Paul Parish Church Aug. 30, kicking off the 121st school year at the annual Academic Convocation. | Photo by Kathy Hillegonds
Driehaus College of Business faculty and staff pose before the procession during the annual Academic Convocation Aug. 30, 2018. | Photo by Kathy Hillegonds
DePaul President A. Gabriel Esteban, PhD, greets faculty and staff before delivering closing remarks at the university's 2018 convocation ceremony, sharing his optimism for the year ahead. | Photo by Kathy Hillegonds
Tom Berry, finance professor and associate dean for faculty and student success, and Driehaus College of Business Dean Misty Johanson lined up to process at the annual Academic Convocation to kick off the 121st academic year at DePaul. | Photo by Kathy Hillegonds
Excellence in Teaching Awards were presented at convocation to business faculty members (from left to right) James Mourey, assistant professor of marketing; Molly Mercer, associate professor of accountancy; and Michael Lynch, adjunct professor of hospitality leadership. | Photo by Kathy Hillegonds
Marten denBoer, provost, provided remarks, and many faculty and staff were recognized with annual awards as part of the annual celebration. (DePaul University/Jamie Moncrief)
Kellstadt Graduate School of Business Academic Advisor Ellen Dawson was one of four DePaul advisors given the Gerald Paetsch Academic Advising Award, which recognizes advisors who demonstrate a commitment to student success and Vincentian values. | Photo by Kathy Hillegonds
DePaul University faculty and staff celebrated the beginning of the 121st academic year during the annual academic convocation ceremony at St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Lincoln Park Aug. 30.
Following a procession led by faculty and staff to the church, Provost Marten denBoer shared opening remarks with the university community, outlining key initiatives the university will pursue in the year ahead with the launch of DePaul's new strategic plan, Grounded in Mission: The Plan for DePaul 2024. President A. Gabriel Esteban, PhD. offered closing remarks reflecting on the promise of the year ahead.
During the ceremony, the university honored faculty and staff for their public service, advising, scholarly achievements and more. Sixteen =faculty members were selected for=
Excellence in Teaching Awards, including business faculty members
Michael Lynch, adjunct professor of hospitality leadership;
James Mourey, assistant professor
of Marketing; and
Molly Mercer, associate professor of accountancy. The award recognizes significant achievements in teaching as well as a commitment to the university’s teaching mission.
Academic advisors throughout the university received Gerald Paetsch Academic Advising Awards, which recognize advising staff members who demonstrate a commitment to student success and Vincentian values. Kellstadt Graduate School of Business Academic Advisor Ellen Dawson was one of four DePaul advisors to receive the award.
The ceremony recognized 40 faculty members who recently received promotion and tenure. Seven business faculty were included: