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Dr. Sieger-Walls Recognized with W. Richard Stephens Outstanding Faculty Award

Dr. Sieger-Walls Recognized with W. Richard Stephens Outstanding Faculty Award

Dr. Sieger-Walls Recognized with W. Richard Stephens Outstanding Faculty Award

Dr. Lesley Sieger-Walls, associate professor of English, undergraduate advising coordinator and interim director of the McAllaster Scholars at Greenville College, received the W. Richard Stephens Outstanding Faculty Award at GC’s 2014 Commencement ceremony on May 25, 2014. Sieger-Walls was the sixth GC professor to receive the award, named in honor of President Emeritus W. Richard Stephens.

Greenville College President, Dr. Ivan Filby, made the presentation. The award recognizes professors deemed worthy of the honor by nominations from students and the board of trustees. Nominees must demonstrate passion for their discipline, meaningful connections with students, expect excellence in the classroom, show efforts to integrate faith and learning and demonstrate a strong Christian commitment. In addition to these qualities, those who nominated Sieger-Walls with the honor cited that her ability to engage students in critical thinking and inspire passion for learning and integrate Christ into every class through energy, enthusiasm, honesty and openness.

Dr. Lesley Allen advising a student"The best thing about teaching at Greenville College is witnessing how my students mature in their thinking over time,” shares Sieger-Walls. “I urge them to read and write with ever-increasing care, precision, and empathy. If I've really done my job right, they gain more passion for literature, too. They become advocates for increased literacy in their communities. By the time my students graduate, I want them to convince the world why literature matters so much."

This story was published on July 26, 2014




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