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October 6, 1997

Social Sciences honors three profs for teaching excellence

By Jennifer McNulty

Three professors in the Division of Social Sciences were honored Friday for their excellence in teaching. The recipients of the Division of Social Sciences' 1996 Distinguished Teaching Awards are:

The award, which recognizes outstanding undergraduate teaching in the social sciences, carries with it a $500 cash prize and an engraved plaque that features a "golden apple."

Social Sciences Dean Martin Chemers announced the recipients at the annual division convocation. Recipients were selected by Chemers from a list of recommendations compiled by a faculty committee based on nominations put forth by department chairs. The committee was chaired by Daniel Press, an assistant professor of environmental studies and co-chair of the Pepper-Giberson Chair in Environmental Studies. The annual awards were established in 1991 by former dean Eugene Garcia.

"I am happy to take a moment to honor these hardworking faculty members," said Chemers. "Their enthusiasm and dedication set a standard for us all, and I am honored to recognize their achievements."

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