Dr. Sun Young Lee awarded Spalding Faculty Fellowship, grant

Dr. Sun Young Lee, assistant professor for the School of Education in the College of Applied Studies (CAS), has been selected for the Spalding Faculty Fellowship for the 2023-24 academic year. Recognized for her exceptional research productivity and ambitious national and international scholarship plans, the honor was conferred by Dr. Jennifer Friend, dean, CAS.

The Spalding Faculty Fellowship includes a grant of $6,987 for fiscal year 2024, allowing allocation for various purposes, including travel, equipment and graduate assistants.

This Fellowship is a tribute to V. Jean Spalding and her late husband, Lee (Leland) Spalding, who were dedicated volunteers in the Wichita community. Lee’s graduation from Wichita State in 1964 with a degree in management and Jean’s invaluable work in the budget office of USD 259 showcased their devotion to various community projects, including American Red Cross blood drives, Helping Hands through Central Christian Church, Via Christi Hospital and Partners in Caring. Their legacy of selfless service to their church, family, friends and community embodies their commitment to education at multiple levels.

The Spalding Faculty Fellowship is a testament to Jean’s dedication to education and aims to provide support for academics and research.