Austin Peay State University (APSU)
Clarksville, TN – On Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018 Austin Peay State University (APSU) President Alisa White honored several outstanding faculty members during an awards ceremony in the Mabry Concert Hall.
The University’s top faculty honor, the APSU National Alumni Association Distinguished Professor Award, was presented to Dr. Doris Davenport, professor of nursing.
During her academic career, Davenport has published several articles in journals such as Nursing Clinics of North America and the Journal of Nurse Practitioners, and she’s presented her research at major international nursing conferences.
While at APSU, Davenport has received the Outstanding Classroom Instructor Award twice and the Outstanding Clinical Instructor Award four times. She also has received the Socrates Award and the Helping Hands Award.
The University presented three tenure-track faculty members with the Socrates Award, which recognizes those instructors and professors who are known around campus because they inspire and motivate students.
This year’s recipients were Dr. Kallina Dunkle, associate professor of geology; Dr. Gloria Miller, associate professor of business; and Dr. Katherine Honea, associate professor of languages and literature.
The University’s Richard M. Hawkins Award, presented each year to a faculty member who has demonstrated exceptional scholarly and creative behavior, was presented to David Steinquest, professor of music.
Steinquest is the recipient of four Grammy Awards for his participation with the Nashville Symphony. He’s had an extensive performance career in an incredibly diverse array of performing ensembles, including symphony orchestras, percussion ensembles, concert bands, country bands and jazz ensembles.
He’s published more than 50 arrangements of percussion music, and he is a regular clinician at professional music and percussion conferences.
David Steinquest, professor of music, received the Richard M. Hawkins Award.
Dr. Vikkie McCarthy, chair and associate professor of management, marketing and general business, received this year’s honor. McCarthy has served on several advisory boards for organizations such as Empty Bowls, L.E.A.P and Volunteer Clarksville.
She is a member of the Network for Non Profit Management in Clarksville, and she has raised money for organizations such as St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and the Marine Corps’ Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors in honor of fallen soldiers.