Texas A&M University officials have announced the 2012-13 Montague-Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) Scholars, an awards program designed to honor faculty for early-career excellence in undergraduate teaching.
Each academic college annually selects one tenure-track faculty member for Montague-CTE Scholar designation.
The nine faculty members selected for 2012-13 include: Kyle Woosnam, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences; Xuemei Zhu, College of Architecture; Nate Sharp, Mays Business School; Mandy Rispoli, College of Education and Human Development; Erick Moreno-Centeno, Dwight Look College of Engineering; Michael Tice, College of Geosciences; Hoi-eun Kim, College of Liberal Arts; Ricardo Eusebi, College of Science; and Michael Golding, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.
Begun in 1991, the award program is named after its founding donor, the late Kenneth Montague, a 1937 Texas A&M graduate who holds his alma mater’s Distinguished Alumnus Award and was a trustee of the Texas A&M Foundation, the organization that oversees major donations benefitting the university, from 1971 to 1982.
Recipients of the award receive $6,500 grants to encourage further development of undergraduate teaching excellence.
“This awards program allows the university to develop model faculty and to recognize excellence and promise in the teaching profession early in a faculty member’s career,” said Ben Wu, associate dean of faculties at Texas A&M, in making the announcement.
The scholars will be honored at a luncheon on Nov. 15.
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