Dr. Todd Rimkus received the Robert A. Draghi Outstanding Faculty Award during Marymount Universitys Recognition Day Ceremonies on Saturday.
Presented annually by the graduating seniors, the award goes to a faculty member who contributes to the strength of the university community, supports Marymounts mission and student-based philosophy, and demonstrates teaching excellence. Its named for a professor of philosophy who was a faculty member from 1961 to 2003.
Rimkus is a professor and chair of Marymounts department of biology and physical sciences. For the past decade he has led a group of students to Belize to study endangered hawksbill sea turtles. He also started Hawksbill Hope, a nonprofit that provides support to the turtle tracking program and the monitoring of the nesting beaches. In addition to paying for supplies and wages for local people to do this, Hawksbill Hope has supported school lunch programs, along with clothing, shoe and food drives.
Marymount awarded 650 undergraduate degrees on May 21 and 347 masters degrees and 43 doctoral degrees on May 20. For more information, go to marymount.edu.
Marymount University is an independent, coeducational Catholic university offering bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees in a wide range of disciplines.
Dr. Todd Rimkus received the Robert A. Draghi Outstanding Faculty Award during Marymount Universitys Recognition Day Ceremonies on Saturday. Dr. Rimkus is actively involved with undergraduate research at Marymount University, engaging the students in research in the area of growth and development of turtles.