SCAD Keynote Event:
The 2021-22 recipient of the Ranck Prize for Research Excellence winner
Dr. Ozkanca will discuss her research portfolio and share with the campus community the lessons learned from her experiences in conducting research. She will underline the importance of following one's passions and bringing the insights gained from research into the classroom setting to benefit the students' own journeys.
The 2021-2022 recipient of the Ranck Prize for Research Excellence is Oya Dursun-Özkanca, Director of Honors Program & Professor of Political Science/Professor of International Studies. The Professional Development Committee chose Dursun-Özkanca from nominations submitted by faculty peers. In addition to receiving a monetary award and a supplement to her professional development fund to support ongoing scholarly activity, Dursun-Özkanca will deliver remarks in the Spring of 2022. More details to follow.
Ranck Prize Background:
Robert O. Kerr ’64 and Mary Ann Kerr ’64 established the Ranck Prize for Research Excellence as a permanent endowment to award a full-time faculty member of Elizabethtown College and to commend and celebrate excellence in research and commitment to his or her field of study. The prize honors John P. Ranck ’58, faculty member emeritus and former chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, for "his inspirational service to countless students at Elizabethtown College."