Iman Awards Announced by Alumni Association

Posted November 20, 2008

A K-State scientist who obtained several patents in nanotechnology and a veteran professor of Spanish were recently recognized as Iman Award recipients in a ceremony at the K-State Alumni Center.

Kenneth J. Klabunde, university distinguished professor of chemistry, received the 2008-09 Iman Outstanding Faculty Award for Research. The award recognizes full-time K-State faculty members who are distinguished in their profession and whose research has significantly contributed to the educational experience or their area of study.

Douglas K. Benson, a professor in the department of modern languages, received the 2008-09 Dr. Ron and Rae Iman Outstanding Faculty Award for Teaching. This award honors a full-time K-State faculty member for high-quality instruction, developing strong relationships with students and for having a reputation for scholarship and distinguished service to the university.

These awards were made possible by a gift from Ron and Rae Iman of Albuquerque, N.M. The recipients will divide $10,000 between them.