WSU Names Hinckley, Collaboration Award Winners

OGDEN, Utah – Weber State University economics professor Clifford Nowell has been named the 2010 John S. Hinckley Fellow, while WSU’s Sticks and Stones Project team is the 2010 Exemplary Collaboration Award winner.

Nowell, who also serves as the associate dean for faculty development in the John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics, has taught economics at WSU since 1988. He has been described as a “successful teacher in any setting” with an “innate ability to make difficult subjects more accessible and understandable for students.”

He recently established an international economics program that recruits students throughout the world to earn an economics degree from WSU. Part of this program includes a partnership with Shanghai Normal University in China, where he has guest taught for four years. 

Utah Business Magazine also recently recognized Nowell as a green pioneer for his work with sustainable business curriculum.

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’s Sticks and Stones Project team received the 2010 Exemplary Collaboration Award, in recognition of the teamwork demonstrated by graphic design students and faculty from WSU, the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Northeastern University and San Francisco State University. 

The project focuses on helping design students understand the basis of stereotypes and how they influence prejudice. The project, which began in 2005, included students from the four schools attending a three-day seminar in Los Angeles in 2006. This summer, the Sticks and Stones Project will meet with graphic designers from around the globe in Berlin to discuss issues such as immigration, stereotyping and racism.

The university will formerly recognize the recipients of both awards at a luncheon on March 23.

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Michael Vaughan, provost
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Clifford Nowell, economics professor 
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Mark Biddle, visual arts professor, Sticks and Stones Project coordinator 
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Travis Clemens, assistant director of Media Relations
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2010 - Clifford Nowell
2009 - Judy Elsley
2008 - Jeffrey Eaton
2007 - Michael Wutz
2006 - Eric Amsel
2005 - Yasmen Simonian
2004 - Kent Van De Graaff
2003 - Frank Guliuzza
2002 - Brian Davis
2001 - William H. McVaugh
2000 - John M. Mbaku
1999 - Arthur Adelmann
1998 - Craig Oberg
1997 - Dolly Samson
1996 - Donald Sharpes
1995 - Gloria Z. Wurst
1994 - Ronald Mano
1993 - Samuel I. Zeveloff
1992 - Richard M. Alston
1991 - Gene A. Sessions

2010 - Sticks and Stones Project
2009 - HARBOR
2008 - Communication 2110
2007 - Demolition Derby
2006 - No Award
2005 - WSU Holocaust Commemoration Steering Committee
2004 - WSU String Project
2003 - Diversity Steering Committee
2002 - Storytelling Festival
2001 - John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics, Master of Business Administration Program
2000 - The Northern Utah Teleconcurrent Enrollment Communication Project
1999 - WSU Online
1998 - Teacher Assistant Pathway to Teaching (TAPT) Program
1997 - Judith Pratt & Debra Huber Community Nursing Project
1996 - Hybrid Electric Vehicle Project Team