This award, also known as the W. George Pinnell Award for Outstanding Service, honors faculty members who are considered to be shining examples of dedication and excellence in service to others.
Professor William Wheeler's tireless dedication to every task to which he commits himself -- as well as his habit of sending e-mails at three in the morning -- has caused several of his colleagues to question whether he ever stops working long enough to sleep. Wheeler, an associate professor of mathematics, "approaches everything he does with devotion, energy, thought and attention to detail," said James. F. Davis, chair of the Department of Mathematics.
Wheeler has been active on the Bloomington Faculty Council (BFC) for nearly 30 years. He served as secretary of the BFC from 2003 to 2005.