Academic Affairs

2014-2015 Award Recipients

Save the Date(s)!

Award Professor Date Time Location
Outstanding Service Marlon Sherman 10/28/2015 5:00 - 7:00pm Van Duzer Theatre
Excellence in Teaching - Lecturer Gayle Olson-Raymer 02/10/2016 5:00 - 7:00pm Van Duzer Theatre
Scholar of the Year Professor Chris Hopper 04/20/2016 5:00 - 7:00pm Van Duzer Theatre


Professor Chris Hopper, Department of Kinesiology/ Humboldt State University 

Scholar of the Year Award recipient, Hopper has been an effective and dedicated researcher and administrator for more than three decades. His research has focused on improving the health and wellness of children of all ages. To that end, Hopper has published dozens of peer-reviewed journal articles and won over $11 million in grant funding. Through his work locally and with the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Department of Education, Hopper has been able to reach diverse communities with his message of physical fitness.

Professor Marlon Sherman, Department of Native American Studies/ Humboldt State University

Outstanding Service Award recipient, Sherman has made an impact well beyond his department. Faculty and students from a wide range of departments, including Sociology, Psychology, Child Development, Critical Race, Gender and Sexuality Studies, and English have benefited from Sherman’s support and contributions. Many students credit Sherman for making a defining difference in their lives, and his service to campus can be felt in many ways, including his work supporting Indigenous Peoples Week.

Lecturer Gayle Olson-Raymer,  Department of History / Humboldt State University

Excellence in Teaching Award (Lecturer) recipient, Olson-Raymer, has taught in both the History and School of Education departments for more than 20 years. Olson-Raymer is dedicated to her students, and her work with teachers through HSU’s education and credential programs ensures future students will benefit from her commitment to teaching. Olson-Raymer has worked tirelessly with local teachers, statewide initiatives, and national organizations to advance the teaching of history in all levels of education. Her dedication to education has had a positive impact on the quality of teaching in California.



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