Alumnus establishes faculty award, honors former professor

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Gregory Eiselein, professor of English and University Distinguished Teaching Scholar, has been named the first recipient of the Michael Donnelly Faculty Award in English. (Photo: K-State Communications and Marketing)

Gregory Eiselein, professor of English and University Distinguished Teaching Scholar, has been named the first recipient of the Michael Donnelly Faculty Award in English. The award, newly created by donors Michelle Munson and Serban Simu, Berkeley, California, honors English professor Michael Donnelly and the impact he has had and continues to have on numerous students. Munson graduated from K-State in 1996 with degrees in physics and electrical engineering. An English class taught by Michael Donnelly greatly influenced her, leading to this gift. 

Learn more about the Michael Donnelly Award and how it benefits the Department of English in the College of Arts and Sciences.

 K-State leader leaves legacy on campus

Dr. Alok Bhandari accomplished a lot in 44 years before succumbing to cancer in 2013. He was a passionate teacher and prolific scholar, dedicated to his students and his duties as head of K-State’s Department of Civil Engineering. He also served as the founding director of the Urban Water Institute at Kansas State University-Olathe. Toward the end of his life, he was pleased when his friends suggested creating the Alok Bhandari Civil Engineering Scholarship at K-State in his honor.

Read more about Dr. Bhandari’s work at K-State. 
 

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