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University of Arkansas
Ralph E. Martin Department of Chemical Engineering 
3202 Bell Engineering Center
Fayetteville, AR 72701-1201
Phone: (479) 575-4951
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Ulrich Receives 2012 Collis R. Geren Award

Dean Todd Shields, right, and Ribby the Razorback present the Collis R. Geren Award for Graduate Faculty to Rick Ulrich.Chemical engineering professor Rick Ulrich was awarded the 2012 Collis R. Geren University Faculty Award for excellence in graduate education at the second annual Graduate School cookout on Tuesday, April 24.

The Graduate School and International Education hosted the event in appreciation of the efforts of university partners in graduate education throughout the year.

Dean Todd G. Shields presented the awards, initiated in honor of Collis R. Geren, who retired as dean of the Graduate School and vice provost for research in 2010. In addition to Ulrich's award, Joda Parent of the crop, soil and environmental sciences program received the University Staff Award, and Susan Byram, assistant director of graduate and international admissions, received the Graduate School Staff Award.

In recognizing this year’s awardees, Shields noted their unceasing work on behalf of graduate students, and expressed the appreciation of all the Graduate School staff for the awardees’ commitment to graduate education. About 200 faculty, staff and graduate students enjoyed the cookout fare.

Release date: 4/25/2012