A Trio of Award Winners

Beth Maloch, associate professor in the College of Education at the University of Texas, received the 2011 Elizabeth Shatto Massey Award for Excellence in Teacher Education. The award is named after a University of Texas alumna who had a long career in public education. University officials and alumni chose the winner of the Massey Award.

Professor Maloch is a graduate of Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. She holds a master’s degree and a doctorate in language and literacy studies from Vanderbilt University.

Kathleen A. Dracup, dean and Endowed Professor in Nursing Education at the University of California at San Francisco, received the 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Heart Failure Society of America.

Dr. Dracup is a graduate of St. Xavier College and holds a doctorate from the University of California. In 1983 she was named chair of the medical-surgical department of the UCLA School of Nursing. She has held a number of teaching and administrative positions in the University of California system over the past 30 years. She has published over 200 articles in peer-reviewed journals.

Lynn Oberbillig, director of athletics and recreation at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, was named as the recipient of the 2011 Katherine Ley Award from the Eastern College Athletic Conference. She will receive the honor at the ECAC convention and trade show in Hyannis, Massachusetts, on October 2.

Oberbillig, a graduate of the University if Iowa, has been director of athletics at Smith College since 1993. She also teaches in Smith’s exercise and sports studies program.


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