Faculty, Staff Receive Awards, Promoted at St. Lawrence

CANTON — St. Lawrence University honored several employees with awards for their outstanding service and recognized a number of faculty promotions during its Convocation ceremony on Wednesday, Aug. 28, which marked the start of the academic year.

Professor of English Peter J. Bailey received the J. Calvin Keene Award, and Associate Professor of Psychology Cheryl Stuntz received the Louis and Frances Maslow Award.

Assistant to the Director and Housing Director of the St. Lawrence London Semester Program Jeannine Wyman received the John P. “Jack” Taylor Award, while Chief Clerk for Annual Giving and Laurentian Engagement Marilyn Peabody won the Thomas F. Coakley Distinguished Career Service Award.

The Keene Award was established in 1975 and is given to a faculty member in recognition of high standards of personal scholarship, effective teaching and moral concern. Bailey has taught courses that cross disciplines, taught in the First-Year Program, and taught Commons College and in the Higher Education Opportunity Program summer program. Bailey has published three books, co-edited a volume and published a number of articles. 

The Maslow Award was established in 1980 and goes to the faculty member who has shown the most interest in and understanding of the education and welfare of the student body as a whole. Stuntz received the award for her work with students, which extends beyond the classroom. She mentors student researchers, resulting in several conference presentations as well as a peer-reviewed publication. Stuntz also serves as a faculty representative to the athletic department

The Taylor Award was established in 1995 and recognizes distinguished service to the University by an administrator who has worked at least 12 years at St. Lawrence. Wyman has worked for St. Lawrence since 1986, serving more than 1,000 students and dozens of faculty over more than 50 semesters. Wyman is based in London, where she assists the Center for International and Intercultural Studies’ London Semester and London First-Year Program.

The Coakley Award was established in 2010 and honors distinguished service to the University by an active, permanent hourly employee who has worked at St. Lawrence for a minimum of 10 years. Peabody has worked at St. Lawrence for 38 years and has a reputation for reliability, dedication, attention to detail, and work ethic. Her position requires adherence to strict deadlines, and she works closely with colleagues in other offices while also responding to phone calls and emails from alumni.

The following faculty received tenure and were promoted to associate professor:

  • Grace Huang, Government              
  • Daniel Look, Mathematics, Computer Science and Statistics
  • Serge Onyper, Psychology
  • Kathleen Self, Religious Studies
  • Susan Wilson, Biology

The following faculty were promoted to professor:

  • Bradley Baldwin, Biology
  • Carolyn Johns, Environmental Studies
  • Marina Llorente, Modern Languages

To read the full text of President William L. Fox’s Convocation remarks, visit