Clinical Laboratory Sciences Professor Named Hinckley Fellow

OGDEN, Utah – Yasmen Simonian, department chair and professor of clinical laboratory sciences at Weber State University, has been named the 2005 John S. Hinckley Fellow.

Simonian joined the WSU faculty in 1981. She has received the Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award from the Dr. Ezekiel R. Dumke College of Health Professions on three different occasions and was honored as the 2004 Crystal Crest Master Teacher. In addition to teaching clinical laboratory sciences, she and her colleagues pioneered the development and delivery of an entire on-line CLS program.

Since 1991, the Hinckley award has been bestowed upon a member of the WSU faculty who has excelled in teaching, scholarship and service. The award is named in honor of Ogden businessman and WSU supporter, John S. Hinckley, who died in 1990.

The university also announced the WSU Holocaust Commemoration Committee is the recipient of this year's Exemplary Collaboration Award. Comprised of faculty, staff, students and community members, the Holocaust Commemoration Committee has helped to bring noted scholars, historians, and Holocaust survivors to campus to educate the community about the Holocaust, honor the memory of Holocaust victims, and raise awareness about genocides past and present.

Michael Vaughan, provost
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