Two beloved, longtime faculty members were honored for their decades of service to the students and mission of La Salle. German professor Vincent Kling, Ph.D., ‘68, received the Faculty Distinguished Scholarship Award, and Political Science Department Chair Michael Dillon, J.D., Ph.D., received the Faculty Distinguished Service Award.
Provost Joseph Marbach, Ph.D., ’83, noted Kling’s “engaging influence on La Salle students, whether through his ability to involve them in summer research projects, through the encouragement and help he gives students who are applying for Fulbright Fellowships, or through casual conversations that regularly take place on the benches of our campus.”
Of Dillon, Marbach said, “’Political science,’ wrote Aristotle, ‘is the highest science. It places study and education in the service of the public good.’ As a Lindback Award recipient with a long list of published articles and public lectures, Dillon illustrates Aristotle’s point: teaching and scholarship are fully integrated with service for the common good.”