Employee awards, honors and accolades for summer term 2019

Aug. 22 – Krista Chronister, Ellen Hawley McWhirter and Linda Forrest have been recognized by the American Psychological Association.

Forrest, UO professor emerita and former associate director for faculty outreach at the UO’s Center on Diversity and Community, received the ethics committee's ethics educator award at the 2019 APA convention. Forrest’s work looks at ethics, diversity and professional training issues in psychology.

Chronister, UO professor in the counseling psychology department, won the APA Division 17 John Holland Award for Outstanding Achievement in Career and Personality Research with advisor recognition for McWhirter, Ann Swindells professor in counseling psychology. Chronister’s work specializes in addressing the impact of partner violence on the career development of women. McWhirter’s research examines factors that influence Latino/a adolescents’ school engagement and plans for after high school.

Aug. 21 – Howard Arnett, professor of practice at the UO Law School, received the Twanat Award from The Museum at Warm Springs at its Huckleberry Harvest and Honor Dinner. Arnett was recognized for his almost 40 years of work as an attorney for The Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon.

Aug. 19 – UO Purchasing and Contracting Services has been awarded the 2019 Achievement of Excellence in Procurement. The National Procurement Institute gives the award to organizations that embrace innovation, professionalism, productivity, leadership and e-procurement.

Aug. 1 – Jesús Sepúlveda, a Chilean poet and senior instructor I of Spanish in the romance languages department, was awarded the First Prize of Poetry in the II Concurso de Poesía Oregoniana 2019. The Instituto de Cultura Oregoniana, a nonprofit promoting the Spanish-speaking culture in Oregon, gave Sepúlveda the award for his poem “Retablo de las maravillas.” Sepúlveda has written eight poetry collections and three books of essays, most recently “Poets on the Edge,” and his works have been published in more than 15 countries. 

July 8 – T. Bettina Cornwell, professor of marketing at Lundquist College of Business, won a Research Fellow Award from the North American Society for Sport Management at its 2019 conference in New Orleans. This award honors Cornwell’s sports-related scholarship. Cornwell’s research focuses on marketing communications and consumer behavior with an international and public policy emphasis.

July 8 – Janet Wasko, professor of journalism and communication and media studies area director, received the 2018 Convention Leadership Award at the 2019 Travel Lane County Visitor Industry Awards. The award recognizes Wasko’s responsibility in bringing a significant number of overnight visitors to Lane County through an event she organized in 2018 on campus, the International Association for Media and Communications Research (IAMCR) convention. Wasko is the president of IAMCR and studies the political economy of media, media theories and international communication.


Each term Around the O Workplace will recognize awards, honors and other professional recognition of University of Oregon faculty, staff, and graduate employees. Submissions should be brief and include a link to the award website.