Christine MacDonald receives Faculty Distinguished Service Award

April 17, 2012

Christine MacDonald, professor of educational and school psychology at Indiana State University, has received the university's 2012 Faculty Distinguished Service Award in recognition of outstanding service contributions by faculty outside the classroom.

MacDonald received the award Tuesday (April 17) during the university's Faculty Recognition Banquet.

"It is deeply fulfilling and a great honor to be selected for this award, and I want to recognize my many colleagues and students who have supported my efforts over the years. I have always felt that service at multiple levels is an essential and often overlooked aspect of the faculty role," she said.

MacDonald has been involved in major university service since the beginning of her 19 years at Indiana State, starting with the university statistics proficiency committee and enrollment planning team. She was elected to the Faculty Senate in 1997, has been re-elected every year she was eligible and is in her third term on the senate's executive committee.

Her community service has included working with the Central Alabama Council of CampFire Boys and Girls, the Sullivan County Learning Center and College Mentors for Kids to improve the lives of underprivileged and underserved children and adults. Professionally, she has served as an accreditation site visit team member for the APA since 2001, and has completed 14 site visits to date.

Additionally, her research into bullying and cyber bullying has raised awareness of the issue around the globe. She is often contacted by media seeking an expert to address the issue that is impacting children and college students.

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Media contact and writer: Dave Taylor, media relations director, Office of Communications and Marketing, Indiana State University, 812-237-3743 or dave.taylor@indstate.edu