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UW’s Lucy Carter, Elizabeth Flaherty Receive James C. Hurst Awards

April 2, 2012
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Lucy Carter, left, and Elizabeth Flaherty were recognized for creating a warm and caring environment for students. (UW Photo)

Lucy Carter, associate lecturer in the Department of Communication Disorders, and Elizabeth Flaherty, assistant lecturer in the Department of Zoology and Physiology, were named the 2011-2012 recipients of the James C. Hurst Each Student-A Person Award.

The award was established by UW's parent program, Cowboy Parents, to recognize faculty or staff members who go above and beyond their normal responsibilities to personalize the student experience and create a warm and caring environment for students.

The award honors James C. Hurst, UW's vice president for student affairs from 1981-2000, who is remembered for his warm and caring demeanor, his wisdom and his dedication to student success.

UW students nominate individuals, with the Cowboy Parents Council making the final selection.

"We had more nominations this year than anyone could remember," says Kim Shannon, manager of marketing and the Cowboy Parents Program. "It was amazing to all of us the positive impact these candidates have made on students, which made the decision very difficult for the council."

Other nominees recognized for making significant impacts on students are: Steve Aagard, Shannon Albeke, Maria Almendares, Vladimir Alvarado, Chris Bastian, Diana Baumbach, Chicory Bechtel, Robert Belser, Paul Bergstraesser, Mary Alice Bruce, Patricia Colberg, Robert Corcoran, Tim Crawford, Susan Dewey, Jack Evers, Adrian Feiguin, Keonghee Tao Han, Ann Hild, Angela Jaime, Tricia Johnson and David Jones.

Other award nominees are Marianne Kamp, Patrick Kikut, Nicole LaMartine, Michael Lange, Pamela Langer, Beth Loffreda, Linda Martin, Scott Meredith, Rama Nair, Lisa Nunley, Danelle Peck, Ronald Pedersen, Jonathan Prather, Ali Raddaoui, Mark Rehwaldt, Tim Robinson, Carolyne Ryan, Rhoda Schantz, Timothy Slater, Benedicte Sohier, Jo Lynne Stalnaker, Ruth Toulson, Rachel Watson and Jennifer Weatherford.

This Hurst Award is one of many services sponsored by Cowboy Parents to enhance student success at UW. To learn more about Cowboy Parents, visit,

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