Graduate teaching assistants honored
by Seven Society
Twelve graduate teaching assistants were honored April 22
at the Rotunda at the seventh annual Seven Society Awards Banquet.
All were finalists for the Seven Society Graduate Fellowship for
Superb Teaching, a $7,000 award made possible by the philanthropic
society to recognize teaching assistants who embody the highest
ideals of teaching at the University: dedication to students,
substantial knowledge of the subject matter and skill in conveying
passion for that knowledge.
other teaching awards, nominations for the Seven Society Fellowship
are made solely by students, and the finalists are selected by
four students who serve on a committee coordinated by the Teaching
winner of the Seven Society Graduate Fellowship for Superb Teaching,
nounced at the banquet, was Justin David Gifford of the English
Also awarded at the banquet were two $5,000 fellowships for superior
winner of the Dr. Frank Finger Graduate Fellowship was Edward
H. Kim Song of the philosophy department. The fellowship, funded
by a gift of J. Huston McCollough II in honor of the late psychology
professor Frank Finger, is awarded each year to a teaching assistant
from the College of Arts & Sciences, in recognition of stimulating
and organized classroom teaching.
winner of the Class of 1985 Graduate Fellowship for Creative Teaching
was Sue Ann McCarty of the anthropology department. The fellowship
is funded through the Alumni Association and honors a particularly
creative teaching assistant from anywhere in the University.
other honorees and finalists received a $1,000 honorarium, funded
through Arts & Sciences. Their names and departments are as
L. Bell, biology
D. Mitchell, politics
McKnight Nichols, history
L. Odgers, psychology
R. Stevens, English
Wentworth, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese.
selection committee was chaired by Dorothe Bach, assistant professor
and faculty consultant of the Teaching Resource Center.