2009 Llewellyn John & Harriet Manchester Quantrell Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching
The Llewellyn John and Harriet Manchester Quantrell Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching is the nation’s oldest prize given for undergraduate teaching.
In 1938, Ernest Quantrell made an anonymous donation to create an endowment that was unique in American higher education. He created a monetary award that would be presented annually to faculty members in recognition of their excellence in teaching undergraduate students.
For nearly 15 years the donor’s name had not be revealed, but in 1952, Quantrell, who was a University Trustee, added to his original gift and consented to be acknowledged as the donor. At that time he also named the award for his parents.
Today, the name Quantrell is synonymous with teaching excellence in the College at Chicago.
This year’s recipients of the awards are: