This year Doctors J. Anthony Abbott, Associate Professor of Geography, and Paul Croce, Professor of American Studies, were each awarded with Hand Awards for Research, Creative and Professional Activity. The Hand Community Impact Award was given to Dr. Jamil Khader, Associate Professor of English. Their extensive research and hard work as well as devotion and creativity both in, and out, of the classroom contributed to this achievement.
Stetson College of Law alumna Dolly Hand and her husband, Homer, established the awards to applaud faculty members who are not only dedicated teachers but who also have notable achievements in scholarship or creative work in their areas of expertise and who have made a difference in their local or larger communities. This year’s awards were presented at Spring Commencement. Read more about this year’s Hand award recipients here.
Dr. Camille Tessitore King was awarded with the McEniry Award, the most prestigious award offered to DeLand faculty members, for Excellence in Teaching. Her dedication, zest, and stimulation in the classroom has inspired both her students and colleagues alike. Winners of the McEniry Award are chosen by Stetson faculty and students based on their excellence in teaching as well as scholarship. The McEniry Award was founded in 1974 by J. Ollie Edmunds, former Stetson President, to honor former Dean William Hugh McEniry. Read more about this award here.
The John Hague award for outstanding teaching in the arts and sciences was given to Dr. Harry Price, Director of Biochemistry. He is admired for his innovative and challenging methods in the classroom. The Hague award is given each year to a faculty member within the College of Arts and Sciences in honor of the late Professor Emeritus of American Studies John Hague. Winners are selected by students and fellow faculty members of the Phi Beta Kappa chapter. Read more here.