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Myers-Alford Memorial Teaching Award

The Myers-Alford Memorial Teaching Award recognizes outstanding teaching efforts. According to the donors of this memorial fund, Jean Alford Myers and Philip S. Myers, the recipient must (1) provide outstanding undergraduate and graduate instruction and mentoring; and (2) provide valuable information to colleagues, peers, and practitioners in the field. For this award, the Honors and Awards Committee selects the recipient based on the following criteria:

  • Evaluation of teaching effectiveness by colleagues;
  • Student evaluations; and
  • Success in sharing information to colleagues, peers, and practitioners.

The nomination process is coordinated by the department head.  The nomination packet includes the following items of support for the nominee:

  1. Letter of endorsement from the department head.
  2. Current curriculum vitae.
  3. A two-page (maximum) description of the nominee's qualifications which address the following attributes:
    • Outstanding instruction at both undergraduate and graduate levels.
    • Source of valuable information to colleagues, peers, and practitioners.
    • Outstanding mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students.
  4. A maximum of five letters of support from a combination of faculty and student sources.

Current Recipient

Kimberly KramerKimberly Waggle Kramer, ARE/CNS, 2017

Kimberly Waggle Kramer is a professor in the department of architectural engineering and construction science.

  • Since joining the faculty in 2003, Kramer has taught 17 different undergraduate and graduate engineering courses at K-State.
  • She was elected to fellow status by the American Concrete Institute in 2015.

Comments from students and colleagues:

  • "The success of the B.S./M.S. integrated program in ARE has been, in my opinion, greatly due to her contribution and development of new graduate courses."
  • "She has helped me build my resume by recommending a spectrum of design classes that has exposed me to various building materials, which makes me marketable upon graduation. Professor Kramer always emphasizes our roles as engineers, that people’s lives are in our hands. One of the things I will always remember from Professor Kramer is to never stop learning."
  • "Throughout her tenure she has always and will continue to bring out the best in her students. She does this by continually adapting the structure of her classes to not only meet the students’ needs in the class, but also to make sure the students learn to think for themselves to build their engineering judgement. This is made possible by her unique blend of education, ranging from classic lectures to design projects."

Past Recipients

Hani Melhem, CE, 2016
Stacy L. Hutchinson, BAE, 2015
Julia Keen, ARE/CNS, 2015
Bill Kuhn, ECE, 2015
Steve Eckels, MNE, 2014
Hayder Rasheed, CE, 2013
Naiqian Zhang, BAE, 2012
Asad Esmaeily, CE, 2011
Sunanda Dissanayake, CE, 2010
Ronaldo Maghirang, BAE, 2009
Robert Peterman, CE, 2008
James E. DeVault, EECE, 2007
Keith L. Hohn, CHE, 2006
Yacoub M. Najjar, CE, 2005
Kevin B. Lease, MNE, 2004
Medhat M. Morcos, EECE, 2003
Gary A. Clark, BAE, 2002
Donald H. Lenhert, EECE, 2001
Mark D. Schrock, BAE, 2000
Donald R. Hummels, EECE, 1999
Mohammad H. Hosni, MNE, 1997