May 25, 1995
Vol. 14, No. 18

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    Quantrell Awards

    In 1938, an anonymous gift to the University created an endowment the purpose of which was unique in American higher education: a monetary award would be presented annually to faculty members in recognition of their excellence in teaching undergraduate students. The donor's anonymity technically prevailed for more than a decade, but in 1952, University Trustee Ernest Quantrell added to his gift, consented to be acknowledged as the donor and named the award for his parents, Llewellyn John and Harriet Manchester Quantrell. The award is the nation's oldest prize for undergraduate teaching.