News in Brief: Feb. 20

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*College professors honored by Kaine*

Two professors at the College of William and Mary were among the 12 Virginian educators honored yesterday by Gov. Timothy M. Kaine as recipients of the 2009 Outstanding Faculty Award for excellence in teaching, research and public service.

Biology professor Lizabeth A. Allison and government and public policy professor Christopher Howard were the two recipients from the College.

The faculty members from two and four-year colleges and universities across Virginia will be recognized during an awards ceremony at the Jefferson Hotel as part of the annual OFA program administered by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia and sponsored by Dominion.

*Faculty and staff fundraise money for CVC*

The faculty and staff of the College of William and Mary raised $109,421.82 from Oct. 1 to Dec. 15 for the annual Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign this year.

“This was the first time that we exceeded our participation goal for the CVC,” College CVC coordinator Carla Costello said. There were 368 donors, surpassing the goal of 350.

The fundraising campaign is held among state employees and asks for donations of any size. Employees can choose from about 1,300 charities. No overhead was charged for the contributions, so 100 percent of the donations went directly to the charities.