2021 Ablaze Award Winners

The university’s employee awards program was created in 2018 to acknowledge and celebrate the efforts of the university’s faculty and staff in a variety of areas including teaching, research, and service to others.

The 2021 award winners were announced at a virtual awards ceremony on Friday, April 16. Approximately 65 employees were nominated for at least one of six awards.

Ablaze 2021

Award Recipients

Phoenix Spirit Award
Larry Locke
Director, Finance and Development Operations

Exemplary Service to Others Award
Dr. Ashiq Sakib
Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Award for Excellence in Teaching
Dr. Younggil Park
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Award for Excellence in Research
Dr. Sanna Siddiqui
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Pinnacle Award
Dr. Matt R. Bohm
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering