University of Delaware Office of Public Relations The Messenger Vol. 5, No. 3/1996 They're tops! Five faculty members were recognized during Honors Weekend ceremonies for excellence in teaching and advising. This year's recipients, from left, are excellence-in-teaching award winners, Ardeshir Faghri, civil engineering; W. Gary Smith, plant and soil sciences; Deborah Allen, biology; and U. Carl Toensmeyer, food and resource economics; and excellence-in-advising award recipient William Harris, economics. Each faculty member received a $2,500 award.