Intercom Online......March 4, 1999


Three in Smeal College
named by peers and
students as outstanding

Accounting chair Charles H. Smith, undergraduate minority affairs officer Jocelyn Bennett and doctoral student Brent Allred were named winners of the 1999 Fred Brand Jr. Awards in The Smeal College of Business Administration.

Smith, who holds the KPMG Peat Marwick professorship of accounting, was honored as outstanding undergraduate teacher. Bennett, coordinator of minority affairs and minority student programs, was recognized for the second year in a row as outstanding academic adviser. Allred, a Ph.D. candidate in management and organization, won honors as outstanding graduate student teacher.

Charles Smith, who earned both his master's and doctoral degrees from Smeal, has served as department chair and a leading member of the faculty since 1987. Before that, he taught and conducted research at the University of Illinois and Arizona State University.

Smith was cited for his special teaching style and professional knowledge; praise for Bennett, a six-year veteran of The Smeal College staff, came from the Penn State chapter of the National Association of Black Accountants: "She has the ability to communicate with students on both a personal and professional level;" and devoted and supportive were words used to describe Allred inside and outside the classroom.

The Brand awards are based on nominations from Smeal College students and faculty members.

25-year Awards


 Bruce Babcock

 John W. Dawson 

Robert T. Barton


 William Bond

 Jeffrey L. Selvage

 Russell C. Spotts

Observing 25 years of service to the University are, from left, Bruce Babcock, assistant professor of mathematics, and John W. Dawson, professor of mathematics, both at Penn State York; Robert T. Barton, athletic director and instructor of kinesiology, and William Bond, maintenance utility worker, both at Penn State Abington; and Jeffrey L. Selvage, supervisor, Renovation Services, and Russell C. Spotts, lead mason-cement finisher, both in the Office of Physical Plant.

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