Faculty Awards – Fall/Winter 2017

Faculty Awards – Fall/Winter 2017

Dr. Cole Cheek
Dr. Cole Cheek
PROFESSOR OF HISTORY

Dr. Cole Cheek is the recipient of a 2017 Marine Corps Heritage Foundation grant
for advanced study in Marine Corps history. This summer, Cheek traveled to Quantico, Virginia, to conduct research in the Marine Corps Archives related to research and development since the Korean War.

David Gibson
David Gibson
PROFESSOR OF MATHEMATICS

David Gibson received the 2016 2017 General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) Exemplary Teacher Award. The award recognizes outstanding faculty members at United Methodist- related schools, colleges, universities and theological schools. Winners receive a certificate and a cash award.

Dr. Adam Siegfried
Dr. Adam Siegfried
PROFESSOR OF CHEMISTRY

Dr. Adam Siegfried received a National Science Foundation grant awarded by Furman University’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program. This is Siegfried’s second consecutive REU grant. From May to August, Siegfried supervised freshman Fabian Salinas and sophomore Vladimir Zotovto as they continued work on a solar cells REU project begun by Siegfried and two different SMC students last summer.

Dr. Cole Cheek
Dr. Jill A. Coyle
PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH

Dr. Jill A. Coyle won the Hub City/Emry’s Prize for Poetry in April. The prize includes a scholarship to attend the weeklong Wildacres Writers Workshop in Little Switzerland, North Carolina. Coyle’s poems and essays have appeared in Blueline, Avocet, Main Street Rag, The Independent Weekly, Pinesong, Raleigh Review, When Women Waken, and Emrys Journal. Coyle’s winning poem is printed to the left.

David Gibson
Dr. J. Kristian “Kris” Pratt
PROFESSOR OF RELIGION AND CHAIR OF THE DIVISION OF SOCIAL SCIENCE AND HUMANITIES

Dr. J. Kristian “Kris” Pratt received the South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (SCICU) 2017 Excellence in Teaching Award on April 4. The Excellence in Teaching Award recognizes dedicated and committed faculty from 20 SCICU member institutions. The award includes a $3,000 professional development grant.

Dr. Adam Siegfried
Dr. Benjamin Sloop
PROFESSOR OF MATHEMATICS

Dr. Benjamin Sloop is the 2017 recipient of the Archie Vernon and Margaret Wannamaker Huff Faculty Award.
The award is given to a Spartanburg Methodist College faculty member who exemplifies outstanding professional qualifications and teaching ability. Sloop was presented with the award during the college’s Commencement Exercises on Saturday, May 6.

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