GBHEM Announces Exemplary Teacher Awards for 2010

January 4, 2011

Fourteen professors at United Methodist-related schools, colleges, and universities have received the Exemplary Teacher Award from the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry for fall 2010.

This program, an important partnership with United Methodist-related educational institutions, expresses the church’s support of and appreciation for outstanding teaching on our campuses. The recipients of the annual award receive a certificate of appreciation and a cash award.

“While the amount of this award is modest, it does manifest in a tangible way the profound respect that The United Methodist Church has for the teaching-learning process and it does, therefore, recognize particularly talented professors. The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry is pleased to be the vehicle for expressing this appreciation on behalf of The United Methodist Church,” said Dr. Gerald D. Lord, associate general secretary of GBHEM’s Division of Higher Education.

Some institutions give the awards during spring semester; others make the award in the fall. The following faculty members were selected this fall by their institutions for the award:

Smita Rahman, assistant professor of Political Science, and Catherine Fruhan, professor of Art, Depauw University; Jack Wells, assistant professor of History, and Michael Lane, assistant professor of Chemistry, Emory & Henry College; Sara Fletcher Harding, professor of Religion and chair of the Department of Religion and Philosophy, Florida Southern College; Joyce Hardin, the Judy and Randy Wilbourn Odyssey professor of Biology and Environmental Studies Chair, Hendrix College; Robert Seufert, professor of English, MacMurray College; Megan K. Winchell, associate professor of History, Nebraska Wesleyan University; Lawrence Hamilton, director of Cultural Affairs, Philander Smith College; Glenda De Hoyos, second-grade teacher, Robinson School; Daniel Castro, professor of History, Southwestern University; Suzanne L. Bailey, associate professor of Nursing and Interim Chair of the Dunigan Family Department of Nursing & Health Sciences, University of Evansville; Richard G. Weeks Jr., professor of history, West Virginia Wesleyan College; Brian Kaschak, teacher of history and English as a second language, Wyoming Seminary.

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