May 29, 1997
Vol. 16, No. 18

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    Quantrell Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

    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. The Llewellyn John and Harriet Manchester Quantrell Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching is the nation's oldest prize for undergraduate teaching.

    Elizabeth Alexander Assistant Professor in English Language & Literature

    Gregory Hillhouse Associate Professor in Chemistry

    Lawrence McEnerney Director of University Writing Programs

    Nathan Tarcov Professor in Political Science

    Philip Ulinski Professor in Organismal Biology & Anatomy