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SVSU History: House Family Award

About this Award

The late Mr. Robert J. House endowed this award in memory of his wife, Jeannette. Mr. House became the Executive-in-Residence in the College of Business and Management after retiring from The Dow Chemical Company. Jeanette House had an abiding interest in the arts and humanities. Both of them often reflected on the many benefits they received from the personal attention and caring of one or two faculty members they had in college.

This award annually recognizes the SVSU professor who had the greatest positive impact on a graduate in business, arts, humanities, or education program. This is not an award for excellence in teaching but rather an award for the faculty member who had a significant and positive impact on a student’s life.

SVSU site for the House Family Award for Teacher Impact

Award Recipients

House Family Award for Teacher Impact

  • 1990 – Dr. Robert E. Cheek (Management)
  • 1991 – Dr. Basil A. Clark (English)
  • 1992 – Dr. Kerry W. Segel (English)
  • 1993 – Dr. Thomas J. Renna (History)
  • 1994 – Marilyn Y. Knight (Accounting)
  • 1995 – Dr. V. Emilio Castaneda (Modern Foreign Languages)
  • 1996 – Dr. David E. Schneider (Communication/Theatre)
  • 1997 – Lawrence J. Kickem (Accounting)
  • 1998 – Dr. Mary A. Hedberg (History)
  • 1999 – Dr. Gary L. Clark (Marketing)
  • 2000 – Dr. Joseph C. Ofori-Dankwa (Management & Marketing)
  • 2001 – Dr. Clifford K. Dorne (Criminal Justice)
  • 2002 – Dr. Susie B. Emond (Teacher Education)
  • 2003 – Dr. Robert W. Meadows (Educational Leadership & Services)
  • 2004 – Venessa Brooks-Herd (Social Work)
  • 2005 – Robert W. Lane (Political Science)
  • 2006 – Mark W. McCartney (Accounting)
  • 2007 – Drew E. Hinderer (Pholosophy)
  • 2008 – Holly Child (Criminal Justice)
  • 2009 – Joshua Ode (Kinesiology)
  • 2010 – David Cline (Teacher Education)
  • 2011 – Gladys Hernandez (Modern Foreign Languages)
  • 2012 – Ricardo Pastor (Modern Foreign Languages)
  • 2013 - Robert Pratt (Teacher Education)
  • 2014 - John Kaczynski (Political Science)
  • 2015 - Debra Lively (Teacher Education, Elementary/Special Education)
  • 2016 - David Rzeszutek (Theater)
  • 2017 - Christopher Giroux (English)
  • 2018 - Warren Fincher (Sociology)
  • 2019 - C. Vincent Samarco (English)