May 17, 2012

Dr. Robin G. Sawyer, associate professor and associate chair, Department of Behavioral and Community Health, has been named the recipient of the Kirwan Undergraduate Award for 2012 by the University of Maryland. Through a generous gift to the university, former President and current Chancellor William E. Kirwan established this award which recognizes faculty and staff who have made exceptional contributions to the quality of undergraduate education at the university.

Dr. Sawyer has been recognized for his innovation in curriculum development, as well as his strong commitment to the education, mentoring and advising of undergraduate students, not only at the University of Maryland, but across he country. This prestigious award comes with a $5,000 stipend. The award will be officially presented at the Faculty and Staff Convocation Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 3:00 pm in the Memorial Chapel.