When the American Society of Landscape Architects bestowed their highest honor on Charlene LeBleu by electing her to the ASLA Council of Fellows, they were recognizing her “exceptional accomplishments of a sustained period of time.” In LeBleu’s case, her accomplishments began in her childhood in Saint Augustine, Fla., where she put her early interest in ecology to work by winning 4-H state and national competitions in horticulture and began a career trajectory towards landscape architecture.
After studying forest resources and conservation at the University of Florida, LeBleu worked for the Soil Conservation Service in Georgia. She launched her own horticulture based design-build firm in 1986, engaging in collaborations with landscape architects, architects, and engineers. Her largest undertaking was working with FEMA and ROSSER International to restore Albany State’s historic campus after a flood destroyed 22 buildings in 1994. This four-year, $23 million flood recovery project led her to realize that she wanted to be a landscape architect and community planner.
AUBURN – Three Auburn University professors were part of a group of 46 faculty and administrators from Southeastern Conference universities selected Friday as 2012-13 SEC Academic Leadership Development Program Fellows.
The Auburn faculty are Brigitta Brunner, associate professor and director of the public relations program in the College of Liberal Arts; David Hinson, professor and head of the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture in the College of Architecture, Design and Construction; and Jared Russell, associate professor of kinesiology and director of student development in the College of Education.
AUBURN – Auburn University recently held its sixth annual Faculty Awards Celebrating Excellence Ceremony at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center.
The awards presented at the ceremony are the highest honors the university gives to faculty and this year honored the outstanding academic achievements of 20 faculty members. (Photos and videos of the event can be found here).
Auburn University Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Timothy Boosinger hosted the event and Bob Howell, WSFA-12 evening anchor, was master of ceremonies. Dale Coleman, associate professor of Animal Sciences in the College of Agriculture, gave the invocation. Sarah Newton, Auburn University Board of Trustees member, gave congratulations and special remarks.
Chippewa Thomas, an associate professor in the College of Education, was recently named Auburn University’s director of faculty engagement in the Office of the Vice President for University Outreach.
As director of faculty engagement, Thomas will ensure faculty members have detailed and accurate information regarding outreach requirements as part of the tenure and promotion process. She will also work to develop incentives designed to increase Auburn’s outreach initiatives and will share information about collaborative projects with members of the university’s leadership team as well as the university at large. She will report to the assistant vice president for university outreach.
AUBURN – Auburn University held its fifth annual Faculty Awards Celebrating Excellence Ceremony Thursday, Sept. 30, at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center. A reception featuring food and beverages of Tuscany followed the ceremony (Photos and videos of the event can be found here).
The awards presented at the ceremony are the highest honors the university gives to faculty and this year honored the outstanding academic achievements of 17 faculty members.
AUBURN – “Fun” and “mathematics” can sometimes be like oil and water – for most people they just don’t mix. But thanks to the work of Chris Rodger, the Scharnagel Professor of Mathematical Sciences in the College of Sciences and Mathematics at Auburn University, the two terms are becoming more synonymous.
Rodger doesn’t limit his unique methods for teaching such a tricky subject to his own classroom. He has shared his expertise with teachers across Alabama so that students of all ages will learn to love math and become more engaged with the subject.