On Thursday, November 12th 2009 in the Academic Parlour, four Bethanians were recognized for their academic excellence. Dr. John Hull, Professor of Psychology, received the T.A. Abbot Award for Faculty Excellence, presented by Dennis Landon from the Higher Education and Leadership Ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Dr. John Burns was recognized as a finalist for The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching/CASE national teaching award. Dr. Gary Kappel was invested as the Perry E. and Aleece C. Gresham Chair in Humanities, and Dr. Darin Fields was invested as the Sarah B. Cochran Professor of English.
The formal ceremony of investiture illustrates the connection between the scholarship of our leading instructors and the tradition of philanthropy in support of that scholarship that has been a hallmark of Bethany College for nearly 170 years.
Bethany College, Bethany WV
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