Accolades — May 2019


Wilbur W.C. Bigelow, emeritus professor of materials science and engineering, will be conducted into the Class of 2019 Fellows of the Microscopy Society of America. The fellow designation annually recognizes senior distinguished members of the society who have made significant contributions of the advancement of the field of microscopy and microanalysis through a combination of scientific achievement and service to the scientific community.

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Shariea Carter

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James Freudenberg

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Kristi Hottenstein

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Elizabeth Sears

Shareia Carter, director of the Women’s Resource Center at UM-Dearborn, recently received the Susan B. Anthony Campus Award from the UM-Dearborn’s Commission for Women. As the center’s director, Carter works to support women students, faculty and staff, and her previous career at a local nonprofit focused on ending domestic and sexual violence. She serves on several committees in the community, including the Early Childhood Education Center board, MI-ACE Women of Color Collaborative and the Wayne County Counsel Against Family Violence.

James S. Freudenberg, professor of electrical engineering and computer science, College of Engineering, has received the Career Achievement Award from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology’s Alumni Association for distinctive career success. Freudenberg, a 1978 mathematics and physics alumnus, teaches courses in feedback control design and embedded control systems, and has a variety of research interests in these areas. He served as a consultant with General Dynamics’ land systems division.

Kristi Hottenstein, vice chancellor for enrollment management, UM-Flint, has been named an American Council on Education Fellow for the 2019-20 academic year. The fellows program is designed to strengthen institutions and leadership in American higher education by identifying and preparing faculty and staff for senior positions in college and university administration through its cohort-based mentorship model.

Elizabeth Sears, chair of the Department of the History of Art, George H. Forsyth Jr. Collegiate Professor of the History of Art, and professor of history of art, has been awarded a fellowship from the New York Public Library’s Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers for the 2019-20 academic year. The fellows were selected from a pool of 481 applicants from 61 countries. Each fellow receives a stipend, a private office in the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building and full access to the research collections and resources there, as well as the assistance of the Library’s curatorial and reference staff.

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