Dr. Leamor Kahanov, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs, is pleased to announce that Dr. E. Howard Ashford, assistant professor in the Africana and Latinx Studies Department, will deliver (virtually) the annual Richard Siegfried Lecture on Tuesday, Dec. 1, at 7 p.m. Dr. Ashford’s lecture, titled “I Am Me: Teaching Identity in the Age of Black Lives Matter and Trump,” will be introduced by Dr. Elizabeth Dunn, Dean of the School of Liberal Arts, and a Q&A will follow the lecture. Student recipients of the 2020 Richard Siegfried Student Award for Academic Excellence will also be recognized. The link to attend is available here. LEAD credit is offered to students who attend this event.
Dr. Ashford is the 26th recipient of the Richard Siegfried Junior Faculty Prize for Academic Excellence, which is named in memory of Richard K. Siegfried, a SUNY Oneonta professor of theater from 1958 until 1995. Professor Siegfried (or “Sieg,” as generations of students fondly called him) epitomized excellence in his academic life through imagination, meticulous scholarship and discipline, and through his expectation of the same pursuit of excellence in his students and colleagues. Created to recognize faculty achievement outside the classroom, this award is made possible through a generous gift from the late Alice Siegfried to the College at Oneonta Foundation in honor of her late husband and in recognition of the important work junior faculty contribute to the campus community.
Through the Richard Siegfried Student Award for Academic Excellence, the Alumni Association’s Fund for Oneonta recognizes students who earned a total GPA of 3.9 or higher in their first full year at Oneonta either as a full-time freshman or transfer student.