Suzanne Louis, associate director
of the Universitys International Studies Office, has received
a grant for a Mid-Career Professional Development Program from
the Fulbright Center Board. She is working on her project, International
Exchange and Mobility Programs: Seeking Ideas and Models to Invigorate
the Home Office, at the Helsinki University of Technology.
Alan R. Napier, former human resources and training manager
for U.Va. Facilities Management and now Director of Library Human
Resources and Planning for Alderman Library, has received the
2001 Vision Award presented by the Literacy Fair of Virginia in
May for his work establishing employee development opportunities
at Facilities Management. The award recognized commitment to improving
the education and life-long learning skills of employees.
Thirty Facilities Management employees have been certified by
the National Safety Council as part of their supervisory training.
Those completing the 2000-2001 session received their certificates
in a July 20 ceremony in the Dome Room. They are: Scott Acree,
Gerald Allen, Hattie Booker, Ed Brooks, Roy Brown, Martha Clark,
Steven Clark, Tommie L. Collier, Martha Creasy, Frances
Cruz, Bill Farish, Ed Gatehouse, Barbara Herring, Ronnie Herrion,
Tara Holsapple, James Hughes Jr., Scott Jarrell, Jessie Johnson
Sr., Mary F. Johnson, Eugene Lawson, Ronald L. Morgan, Barry Napier,
Karl Oswald, Sandra Payne, Tommie Rapold, Martin Rush Jr., Freddie
Snoddy, Jeanne Warfield Steppe, Louise Toliver and John
The ninth graduating class of the Universitys apprentice
program was recognized Aug. 8 with a program in the Rotunda Dome
Room. The graduates were Lee Meadows, Nikki Patterson and
Edmund DeBary, all journeymen electricians.
Lynn K. Rush, a landscape architect at Facilities Management
for 20 years, received a certificate of recognition for outstanding
achievement in horticulture from the Garden Club of Virginia.
In addition, this spring Rush completed requirements for state
certification as a landscape architect.
David T. Gies, Commonwealth Professor of Spanish, has been
elected treasurer of the International Association of Hispanists,
the worlds largest international association of Spanish
teachers. Gies is a member of the executive committee of the association
and delivered the keynote speech (in Spanish) at the associations
triennial meeting in New York.
Lester A. Hoel, a professor and leading researcher in transportation,
has been awarded the 2001 Wilbur S. Smith Distinguished Transportation
Educator Award from the Institute of Transportation Engineers.
Hoel was cited for his emphasis on learning, ethical behavior
and professional conduct.