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Dr. Joseph Trahern, professor of English, received two of the University of Tennessee-s highest awards at Wednesday-s honors banquet.

Trahern was named Macebearer and a UT National Alumni Distinguished Service Professor. The professorship is generally recognized as one of the most prestigious at UT, and Macebearer is the highest faculty honor.

Neil Cohen, professor of law, and Dr. Sharon Patton, professor of veterinary medicine, were named to UT-Knoxville Distinguished Service Professorships.

Dr. Harry “Hap” McSween, professor of geological sciences, was presented the Alexander Prize, which goes to a faculty member who is a good teacher and researcher. It-s named for Lamar and Honey Alexander.

Senior faculty cited for research and creative achievement were: Dr. Carrol Bingham, physics; Dr. David Dungan, religious studies; Dr. Charles Feigerle, chemistry; Dr. Louis Gross, ecology and evolutionary biology; Dr. Leonard Handler, psychology; Dr. Beth Mullin, botany; Dr. Stuart Pimm, ecology and evolutionary biology; Dr. Jan Rosinski, mathematics.

Dr. Mark Dadmun, chemistry, Dr. Mark Hulsether, religious studies, Dr. Massimo Pigliucci, botany, ecology and evolutionary biology, Dr. Hanno Weitering, physics, and Dr. Deborah Welsh, psychology, were recognized for professional promise in research and creative achievement.

The UT National Alumni Association public service award went to Dr. Anne McIntyre, psychology, for her more than 20 years service on behalf of abused and neglected children.

Dr. Otis Stephens, associate dean in the College of Arts and Sciences and NAA Distinguished Service Professor of political science, was introduced as the 1999 L.R. Hesler Award winner.