Special Projects Award Recipients

Special Projects award-winners are chosen by the Foundation's Special Projects Committee.

Year Name Area Amount Description
Dr. Hugh E. Berryman
Dr. Shannon Hodge
Dr. Derek Frisby
Department of Sociology and Anthropology $25,000 "Mexican-American War Dead Analysis Project"
2016 Dr. David Nelson Department of Biology $12,400 "Establishment of a Quantitative Live Cell Imaging Center at MTSU"
Robert Gordon
John Merchant
Electronic Media Communication; Recording Industry $12,600 "360/Virtual Reality Video Project"
2015 Dr. Cyrille Magne Department of Psychology $14,507.10 "Effect of Music Intervention on Literacy Skills in Children with Dyslexia"
  Dr. Tammy Melton Department of Chemistry $10,000 "MTSU Chemistry Scholarship Tournament"
2014 Dr. Ahad Nasab Engineering Technology $16,000 “Innovations in Robotic-Based Manufacturing”
  Dr. Ashley B. Morris Biology $9,000 “MTSU Virtual Herbarium”
2013 Dr. Saeed Foroudastan Basic & Applied Sciences $15,000 “Experimental Vehicles Program Hybrid Car Project”
  Ms. Gail Zlotky Aerospace $10,000 “Development and Implementation of a National Certification Program for LifeFlight Communication Specialist"
2012 Mr. Kyle Snyder Aerospace  $25,000 "Aerial Imagery of the MTSU Farm Using Unmanned Aircraft Systems."
2011 Dr. Scott Handy Chemistry $13,000 "FlowStart Microflow System Project"
  Dr. Heather Brown Chemistry $13,000 "FlowStart Microflow System Project" 
2010 Dr. Rebecca Conard History $12,000 "Stones River Battlefield Historic Landscape Digital History Project"
  Mr. S.L. Alligood Journalism $8,000  "Multimedia Storytelling Project"
2009 Dr. Anatoliy VolKov Chemistry $12,000 to establish the "High Performance Computing and Advanced 3D Visualization Laboratory (VisLab)" 
  Dr. James H. Williams Gore Research Center $8,000 to develop "A Centennial Museum of MTSU History" 
2008 Daniel Erenso Physics and Astronomy $16,000 "Ellipsometric Laser Tweezer" 
  John DiVincenzo Chemistry $4,000  "CLEAR Water Institute"
2007 Charles H. Perry Russell Chair of Manufacturing Excellence  $10,000 "MTSU Center for Green Energy Management (GEM)"
  Ken Middleton James E. Walker Library $5,000  "MTSU Memory Project"
Cindy Smith-Walters Bob English
Laura McCall
Center for Environmental Education $10,000 "Four-Season Virtual Tree Trail"
  Derek Frisby History $5,000 to construct the "MTSU Veterans Memorial Project 
2005 Dr. Andrienne C. Friedli Chemistry $15,000 to help establish the MTSU Interdisciplinary Microscopy and Imaging Center (MIMIC)
2004 Dr. Jette Halladay Speech and Theatre $5,000 "American Tall Tales"
2003 Dr. Albert Ogden Geosciences $5,000 to establish a Geology (mineral, gem, and fossil) Museum at MTSU
  Dr. William Blac
Dr. Alan Boehm
Prof. Janet Higgins
Walker Library
Walker Library
Art Department
$7,000 to construct an eighteenth-century printing press
  Dr. Shelley Thomas Foreign Languages and Literature $3,000 to establish the MTSU Summer Language Institute
2002 Dr. Rebekah Alexander Elementary and Special Education $1,000 to expand the Reach Out & Read of Middle Tennessee Program to the Rutherford County Health Department in Murfreesboro
  Dr. Troy Festervand College of Business $9,000 to begin the Institute for Diversity Training and Executive Education
2001 Gail Fedak Instructional Media Resources $5,000 to convert the Vital History audiocassettes to compact disc format and catalog these in the University library's database
  Margaret Ordoubadian English $5,000 to promote and preserve the University's Children's Books and Materials collection, formerly known as the Curriculum Library
2000 Dr. Ngee-Sing Chong Chemistry $10,000 to set up a mobile laboratory to monitor air quality at various sites across Tennessee
1999 Dr. Gary Wulfsberg Chemistry $4,500 National Center for the Application of NQR spectroscopy in Inorganic Chemistry
  Wayne Rollins Cooperative Education $2,000 to promote the Cooperative Education Scholarships Program
1998 Dr. Ron Messier History $3,000 traveling exhibit of artifacts from Sijilmasa (Morocco)
1997 Dr. Molly Whaley Department of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Safety   Support in raising funds for the Driver Education Program
1996 Dr. Basavapatna Sridhara Engineering Technology and Industrial Studies   Support in raising funds for Solaraider