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UT Tyler Faculty Awards Presented at 2010-11 Convocation

August 23, 2010

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The University of Texas at Tyler officials presented faculty awards during the 2010-11 Opening Convocation Aug. 23, UT Tyler President Rodney Mabry announced.

Recipients and their awards are:

•2010 Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award – Suzanne Pundt, senior lecturer in biology; Dr. Blake Bextine, assistant professor of biology; and Dr. Jill Blondin, associate professor of art history.

This honor recognizes the nominees’ overall commitment and excellence in undergraduate teaching among UT System faculty members. Nominees are recommended by the President of each UT System and are reviewed by an external committee comprised of academic administrators, faculty, students and the UT System Board of Regents.

•President’s Scholarly Achievement Award – Dr. Mary Fischer, associate dean and professor of accounting.

This award recognizes outstanding scholarly achievements by a faculty member. Selections are made by a university committee.

•2010 Provost’s Excellence in Teaching Award – Dr. Paul Roberts, associate professor of human resource development.

The Provost’s Excellence in Teaching Award recognizes faculty whose excellence in undergraduate teaching resulted in their nomination for the Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award.

•White Fellowship for Teaching Excellence – Dr. Kathy Missildine, assistant professor of nursing.

This honor recognizes excellence in teaching. Nominations are made by both university faculty and students.

•2010-11 Piper Professor nominee and White Fellowship for Teaching Excellence – Dr. Eric Stocks, assistant professor of psychology.

This honor focuses on the nominee’s overall excellence in both teaching and scholarly achievement at UT Tyler. Nominees are made by UT Tyler faculty and become the university’s candidate for the Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation Excellence in Teaching award, which annually recognizes 15 professors for superior teaching at the college level in Texas. This nominee also automatically receives UT Tyler’s White Fellowship.

One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. More than 90 undergraduate and graduate degrees are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of more than 6,000 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.

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