Faculty, Staff Honored at Banquet
EUNICE - Ellen Stutes, an associate professor of mathematics on the LSU Eunice campus, has received the 2010 Louisiana State University Eunice Teaching Excellence Award.
Dr. Stephen Guempel, vice chancellor for academic affairs, announced the award at the university's annual faculty and staff appreciation banquet.
Others being honored at the banquet were Amanda Bordelon and Amanda Borne received the 2010 Staff Excellence Award. Bordelon is a security guard with the university and Borne works in Business Affairs as an accountant.
Retirees Michael Axelrod and Paula Jacobi were recognized, as well as, faculty and staff members who have served numerous years at the university.
Stutes joined LSU Eunice in 1984 as an instructor. She was promoted to assistant professor in 1992 and associate professor in 2005.
She currently serves as the university's Coordinator of Mathematics.
Stutes created the first web-based mathematics class for LSU Eunice then went on to create an online statistics course for the state's CALL program, which develops online degree opportunities for adult students.
She has served on numerous committees at LSU Eunice including being a part of the leadership committee for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools accreditation report. Stutes was invited to participate in an Education Roundtable by Congressman Charles Boustany to discuss educational issues in Southwest Louisiana.
Stutes was selected twice to Who's Who Among America's Teachers and has presented numerous papers at state and national conferences.
The awards are sponsored by the LSUE Foundation with support from the Campus Federal Credit Union. A campus committee selects the recipients based on a thorough review of qualifications.