Marie Davidian – Recipient Holladay Medal for Excellence

It is my honor to inform you that you have been selected as a 2009-2010 recipient of the Alexander Quarles Hollady Medal of Excellence. This is the highest award bestowed by NC State in recognition of faculty career accomplishments. Your selection reflects your outstanding career accomplishments at NC State.

Established in 1992, this award recognizes members of the faculty who have made outstanding contributions to the university through achievements in research, teaching, or service over their careers. Award recipients are approved by the NC State University Board of Trustees upon the nomination of the Board acts in consultation with the university selection committee and the Provost to review and select the university nominees. The Board of Trustees approved your nomination, on Friday, February 19, 2010.

In recognition of your achievements, you will be presented with a medal and a framed certificate at the Commencement Dinner on Friday, May 14, 2010 and also recognized at the Commencement Ceremony. Ms. Kathy Mortiz from the Chancellor’s Office will be in touch with you to advise you on the details of the event. Holladay Medal recipients also are honored by having their names inscribed in a plaque, which is permanently displayed in the Faculty Senate Chambers.

On behalf of your university colleagues and the Provost, I offer our sincere gratitude for your sustained efforts and contributions to the mission of NC State University.

Jame H. Woodard