|Centre honors veteran professors
RELEASED: June 17, 2004
DANVILLE, KYTwo Centre College faculty members have been appointed to endowed rotating professorships at the College. Five others have received a two-year honor that recognizes excellence in teaching, scholarly work and contributions to the college community. The new titles take effect in the fall.
Mary Daniels, associate professor of Spanish, has been appointed to a three-year NEH Professorship. It is one of two endowed positions initially created by a 1987 challenge grant to the college from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Daniels, who has taught at Centre since 1996, completed a master's degree at the University of Wisconsin and received a doctorate from the University of Kentucky in 1998.
Patrick Kagan-Moore, professor of dramatic arts, received the Charles T. Hazelrigg Professorship in Humanities, a three-year rotating professorship. It was established in 1997 by a $250,000 gift from David Grissom '60, chair of Centre's board of trustees. Kagan-Moore has taught at Centre since 1992. He holds a bachelor's degree from Oregon State University, a master's degree from Western Washington University and a doctorate from Ohio State University.
Steve Beaudoin, Patricia Finch, Anne Lubbers, Endre Nyerges and Bradley Nystrom are the 2004 Centre Scholars, the fifth class to be named. The Centre Scholar awards rotate among Centre's full-time faculty on a biennial basis. The Centre Scholars program was made possible at Centre through a challenge gift to the college endowment from Grissom.
Beaudoin, associate professor of history, joined the faculty in 1997. He holds a bachelor's degree from Bates College, master's degrees from the University of Maine and Carnegie Mellon University and a doctoral degree from Carnegie Mellon University.
Finch, associate professor of Spanish, earned bachelor's and master's degrees at Bowling Green State University and a doctorate from Catholic University of America. She has taught at Centre since 1991 and has just been approved for promotion to professor for the fall of 2004.
Lubbers is an associate professor of biology and joined Centre's faculty in 1993. She holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and a doctorate from Duke University.
Nyerges, associate professor of anthropology, holds a bachelor's degree from Earlham College and master's and doctoral degrees from the University of Pennsylvania. He has taught at Centre since 1997.
Nystrom, professor of education, has taught at Centre since 1973. He holds a bachelor's degree from St. Olaf College. He has master's and doctoral degrees as well as a Certificate of African Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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