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CCU presents awards to faculty and staff

May 8, 2012

Coastal Carolina University presented awards for faculty and staff at the annual Honors Convocation on May 4. The awards, given by CCUs Student Government Association, recognize faculty and staff service to students.

Darla Domke-Damonte, assistant dean of the Wall College of Business and executive director of global initiatives at CCU, received the 2011-2012 Distinguished Professor of the Year Award.

Domke-Damonte joined the CCU faculty in 1998 as assistant professor of management. Since that time she has coordinated the strategic planning process, served as a visiting professor at the University of Applied Science in Mainz, Germany, and since 2009 served as the executive director of global initiatives. The award recognizes Domke-Damontes distinguished service as a student advocate, mentor and champion.

John Navin, associate professor of history, was named the Distinguished Collegiate Adviser of the Year. For more than 10 years, Navin has been a strong advocate for student research, performance and responsibility. As faculty adviser to CCUs chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the history honor society, Navin has mentored hundreds of students in the preparation, submission and presentation of their research papers at regional and national conferences.

Melissa Paschuck, an academic adviser in CCUs University College, received the Distinguished First Year Adviser award, given to outstanding advisers in CCUs First Year Advising Center. An adviser since 2008, Paschuck advises all students in CCUs interdisciplinary studies program. She earned a masters degree in higher education and student personnel from Kent State University.