Welsch honored for distinguished service

Murray State University has awarded Gill Welsch the Faculty Award for Distinguished Service in recognition for his contributions to the department and greater university. He received the honor at the 2017 Faculty Recognition Banquet in April.

Welsch, a senior lecturer, joined the faculty in August 1992 and has served as head of the advertising major and adviser for the MSU Ads Club since that time.


Gill Welsch, right, was recognized by MSU President Bob Davies for his service to the department and University at the spring Faculty Recognition Banquet.


He has been the department’s internship coordinator since 2012. He is also author of the department’s advising handbook. Welsch has been a judge for DECA and FBLA competitions since 2000. He has also served as secretary of the College of Business Undergraduate Programs Committee.

As a member of the university’s Bring Learning to Life Advisory Committee, he helps to oversee the university’s quality enhancement plan for experiential learning. Since 2014, he has been a faculty marshal at commencement exercises.

Welsch is a staunch supporter of the Residential College system. He is active in Hart College, serving as a member of the Hart College Advisory Committee. During the Great Beginnings move-in days, he coordinates the loading of the elevators in Hart College.

Welsch has also served as faculty adviser for the Nu-Rho Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. from its founding in 2000 to 2016. He currently serves as honorary faculty adviser.

He has also served as a referee for the American Academy of Advertising’s annual conference since 1994.

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Posted on 05 January 2018 by jmcjournal

Categorized | Faculty/Staff