b'FACULTY MEMBERS HONORED FOR EXCELLENCEFour faculty members were honored in February for their excellence in teaching, research, commitment to the humanities and distinguished service. This years winners are:Dr. David Kimmel (English)the Distinguished Service Award Dr. Michele Castleman (Education)the Ream-Paradiso Distinguished Teaching AwardDr. Brian Haley (Education)the Jane Frost Kalnow Professorship in the HumanitiesDr. Justin Pruneski (Biology)the Distinguished Scholarship/Research AwardEach of the award recipients shared remarks, advice and appreciation for teaching, research and service to students as part of the awards program. During the dinner, President Rob Huntington gave a welcome and remarks and Board Chair Kathy Geier also shared her thoughts.COMMITTEE TO ADDRESS DIVERSITY, EQUITY, INCLUSIONThis fall, Heidelberg will establish the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee with a cross-section of presidentially appointed members. Their charge will be to recommend ways to improve the campus environment and remove barriers to student learning and success. Cherrelle Gardner, director of Multicultural Student Affairs, and Margaret Rudolph, chief human resources officer and Title IX coordinator, will co-chair the committee, whose work has strong implications for retention, graduation and overall student success. INSPIRING YOUNG ALUM HONORED AT BEYOND THE BERGDr. Lisa (Schlater) Ziemnik, 99, is the recipient of the 2019 Young Alumni Achievement Award. Lisa is a pediatrician in the Dayton area who developed a systematic way to help children and families manage mental health challenges. She collaborated with the Prevent Blindness organization to improve preschool vision screening, and most recently moved from private practice to set up Kids Express, a new concept in pediatric care. She is pictured here with her husband, David, 98, who nominated her, President Huntington (left) and Alumni Council President Chad Breeden.ALUMNA SHARES CAREER SUCCESS AS PALS SPEAKERIn the nine-year history of The Patricia Adams Lecture Series, Beth Shissler, \'90, president and COO of Sea Bags, LLC, was just the second alumna to return to campus as the keynote speaker. On April 4, she engaged with students in two informative and inspiring sessions, and then eloquently delivered the keynote address at the dinner on the topic "What I Didn\'t Learn in Business School About Building a Business, Brand and Company."FIRST HOME MEET HELD AT NEW HOERNEMANN STADIUMHeidelberg track & field hosted the first home meet on the new track at Hoernemann Stadium on Saturday, April 6. The Tiffelberg Open was co-hosted by Tiffin University and drew top-notch Division II and Division III competitors. "It was a great day for the Heidelberg track & field program," said Head Coach Joe Yoder. "It was great to compete at home on a beautiful day." Prior to the running events, the 1998 men\'s cross country team and the 1999 men\'s outdoor track and field team were recognized on the 20th anniversary of their OAC Championships. Summer 2019|21'