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Nalliah, Thompson given April Peer Awards

Huntington, Ind.-Recipients of the Huntington University Peer Award for the month of April are Dr. Ruth Nalliah and Barbara Thompson.


Susie Burson (left) passes the Peer Award to Dr. Ruth Nalliah.
Susie Burson, assistant professor of education, passed the Peer Award to Dr. Ruth Nalliah. Nalliah is professor of chemistry and has been with HU for 14 years.

In recognizing Nalliah, Burson wrote, "For several years, Dr. Ruth Nalliah has collaborated with me to present 'Whiz Bang Science' as part of Science Discovery Day on our campus for local elementary students. Although this is not part of her job description, she has willingly planned and presented chemistry demonstrations for our young guests, providing for them an exciting glimpse into the work and world of a scientist. I appreciate Dr. Nalliah's collegiality, collaborative spirit and her flexibility in working with those outside her department. But, most of all, I appreciate her enthusiastic and expert encouragement of the next generation of scientists."


Martha Smith (left) passes the Peer Award to Barbara Thompson.
Martha Smith, associate dean of student development/director of career development & counseling, passed the Peer Award to Barbara Thompson. Thompson is administrative assistant to the president and has been with the university for 22 years. In recognizing Thompson, Smith said, "I would like to nominate Barb Thompson for the April 2009 Peer Award. She is always so helpful to me when I call her with a request or question. I just really appreciate her so much - she has a servant's heart. I can see Christ shine through her and her work. She is always so prompt in her work - when asked for assistance, it is done immediately. I can always count on her."