Kelly Beckwith and Shannyn Snyder recognized with 2024 Mason Outstanding Achievement Awards

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Two College of Public Health Faculty will be recognized at the 2024 Mason Outstanding Achievement Awards for their extraordinary contributions to the College and Mason community: 

  • Kelly Beckwith, assistant director of academic programs for the Department of Global and Community Health – Exceptional Support Award  

  • Shannyn Snyder, adjunct faculty instructor, Public Health – Adjunct Faculty Award 

Beckwith and Snyder were both nominated by Carolyn Drews-Botsch, professor and chair of Global and Community Health. Adjunct Faculty Awards are given to adjunct faculty members who enhance the Mason experience for colleagues and students through their expertise, energy, and enthusiasm. Exceptional Support Awards are given to faculty or staff who have demonstrated going above and beyond in their service to ensure optimal operations and innovation in their department.

Kelly Beckwith
Kelly Beckwith

About why she nominated Beckwith, Drews-Botsch said, “Kelly exemplifies all of the key features of this award. Her commitment to Mason students is second to none and exit surveys frequently highlight Kelly as the best part of the program. She is deeply invested in each student’s success and is personally involved with guiding them to success in the program and after graduation extending well beyond the borders of Mason’s campus. She uses her talents to support public health students nationally. Kelly has been a tireless and innovative departmental leader. Her work considers the best way to add value to the student experience and support faculty all while supporting the goals of diversity and inclusive excellence.” 

Shannyn Snyder
Shannyn Snyder

In her nomination for Snyder, Drew-Botsch stated, “Shannyn Snyder is a well-loved instructor who we, and our students, can always count on to provide a quality education and to support our students’ emotional and academic needs. She is dedicated to contributing to the success of her students and other adjunct faculty members, thereby helping to ensure the overall success of the Department. Beyond her work with students and in the classroom, Shannyn has provided exemplary service to the Department and the University. In sum, Shannyn is a gift to the Department of Global and Community Health and I can think of no one more deserving to be recognized for their work as an adjunct faculty member.”  

Outstanding Achievement Awards are earned by faculty and staff who embody the university’s mission and values through their hard work, dedication, and achievements. Awardees are nominated by colleagues and will be presented by Human Resources to acknowledge their contributions.  

Congratulations Kelly and Shannyn!