David Hall, manager of the Bookstore, also was named executive director of enrollment services Dec. 2, 2020.
Ronnie Huckeba was appointed director of senior advancement officers in January.
Michael Gragg was named head strength and conditioning coach in December 2020. He previously served as the assistant strength and conditioning coach at Northern Arizona University.
College of education
Lisa Bryant, assistant professor of education, successfully completed her doctoral work in special education at the University of Memphis in October 2020. The title of her dissertation is “Collegiate Experiences of Individuals with Mild to Moderate Intellectual Disabilities: Our Success Stories.”
College of PHARMACY
Sarah Steely and Natalie Stirrup represented HUCOP in the ASHP National Clinical Skills Competition in December during the 2020 Midyear Clinical virtual meeting. Steely and Stirrup made the top 10 finalists out of 126 colleges of pharmacy across the nation.
COLLEGE OF SCIENCES
Dr. Frank McCown, associate professor of computer science, recently co-authored an interactive, online textbook Database Systems with SQL.
Dr. Mike Plummer, professor emeritus, recently had research published on Researchoutreach.org involving the hibernating behavior of small softshell turtles.
Craig Russell, director of public safety, was awarded senior regional vice president of the year by ASIS International at a virtual Leadership Exchange event in January 2021.
STUDENT HEALTH SERVICES
Mary Darden was appointed director of student health services in August 2020.
UNIVERSITY COMMUNICATIONS AND MARKETING
Lane Gammel joined the team in February as the director of communications and media relations. He previously served as director of communications for the Seattle Seahawks.
Amanda Rice was named marketing manager in January. She previously served the office as marketing assistant, a position being filled by Luke Humphrey who began in February.