Published on Monday May 12, 2008
Auxiliary professor Richard Knight is the 2007-2008 recipient of the Drexel University Harold M. Myers Award for Distinguished Service. This is the highest service award at Drexel presented to a faculty or staff member of the Drexel community who has gone above and beyond their position in service to the university community.
Rick was recognized by colleagues and students as an integral member of department, college, and university life in the area of service. He was particularly cited for his position as the Department of Materials Science and Engineering Chemical Hygiene Officer, his work in helping to transition the Centralized Research Facility from a departmental to a college and university facility, and his role as faculty advisor to student groups.
Previous departmental recipient of the Myers Award was academic and financial coordinator Judy Trachtman, who received the award in 2002.
The award, consisting of a certificate of recognition and $2000, will be presented at a Faculty Recognition Dinner on Wednesday, June 4 in Behrakis Grand Hall. Rick will also be recognized at commencement on June 14th.