Diane Nelson Bryen, executive director of the Institute on Disabilities, has been named a consulting editor of the international journal Augmentative and Alternative Communication.
Jayne Drake, English professor in the College of Liberal Arts, has appointed as an administrative division representative to the National Academic Advising Association Council. In her role, a two-year term that begins in October, Drake will act as a liaison between NACADA’s various committees and the association’s leadership. NACADA was formed in 1979 with a goal of promoting quality academic advising and counts nearly 8,000 faculty members, professional advisers, administrators, counselors and student affairs professionals in its membership. For more information, visit www.nacada.ksu.edu.
Donald A. Hantula, psychology professor in the College of Liberal Arts, was recently named to the board of trustees of the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies, a charitable, nonprofit organization that encourages the use of behavioral science in solving human problems.
Larry Newman, medical director of the foot and ankle institute and assistant professor in the School of Podiatric Medicine, was recently elected vice president of the Pennsylvania State Board of Podiatry Licensure. Newman is currently serving his second four-year term as a board member with the organization.
Steve Young, director of the department of recreation services, was recently honored at the 2005 National Intramural–Recreational Sports Association’s Annual Conference and Exposition in Orlando, Fla. He received a recognition award “for Outstanding Contributions to the Association as a Member of the Board of Directors,” as he finishes his two-year term on the board as Region One vice president. He also was presented the Horace Moody Award for Region One, which honors outstanding contributions to student development and is determined by student vote.
Fox graduates Sondra L. Barbour, vice president of operations and chief information officer for Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems and Solutions, and Niraj Patel, executive vice president and CIO for GMAC Commercial Holding Corp., were recognized at the fifth annual Fox Information Technology Awards.