Haak and Davis Receive Faculty Excellence Award

Siloam Springs, Ark (May 8, 2001) — Dr. Delia Haak, assistant professor of business, and Dr. Kent Davis, professor of construction management at John Brown University, were recently awarded the university’s first Faculty Excellence Award. Each recipient receives $2,500 as part of this special recognition.

Dr. Haak, a graduate of JBU, has been a faculty member since 1991. She received her MBA and Ed.D. from the University of Arkansas. Dr. Davis has taught at JBU since 1967. His major research interest is in construction quality, and has he done leading edge work in quantifying quality measurement systems. He has received several prestigious awards and has authored journal articles and a construction management textbook chapter.

Dr. Alan Cureton, JBU vice president for university advancement, talks about how the award was established. “The Faculty Excellence Award came from two JBU graduates who wish to remain anonymous. The award recognizes excellence and says a special thanks to those professors who invest their life in JBU and the students.” Cureton continues, “This is not a popularity contest; it is a recognition of excellence. The financial stipend is the way this alumni couple has chosen to say ‘ thank you’.”

Mel Fratzke, JBU provost and dean of faculty says, “Delia and Kent are two of the finest faulty members we have. Their love and respect for the students is matched by their knowledge and level of expertise. I’m pleased they were nominated for this important award. The faculty work hard, and recognition such as the Faculty Excellence Award encourages everyone to do their best.”

John Brown University is a private Christian university and a member of the Arkansas Independent Colleges and Universities, the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities and the Council of Independent Colleges.