KU News Release


November 8, 2012
Contact: Jill Jess, KU News Service, 785-864-8858

Mortar Board to honor outstanding faculty, staff

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LAWRENCE — A University of Kansas honor society will recognize five faculty and staff members as outstanding educators during an upcoming exhibition basketball game.

Each year, the Torch Chapter of Mortar Board, a senior honor society, recognizes five instructors for their dedication to KU and their positive influence on students both academically and personally.

The recipients of the Outstanding Educator award are:

• William Beedles, professor and director of undergraduate programs at KU School of Business

• Victoria Corbin, associate professor of molecular biosciences

• Tammara Durham, vice provost for student affairs

• David McLeod, director of anatomy labs and lecturer in undergraduate biology

• Kala Stroup, honors emeritus faculty and internship adviser for the KU Honors Program. Stroup was a member of the Torch Chapter of Mortar Board at KU in 1958-59.

Brandon Rogers, a senior from Plano, Texas, and Jordan Crawford, a senior from Topeka, both Mortar Board members, served as a co-chairs for the awards.

The educators will be honored at halftime of the KU-Southeast Missouri State basketball game on Friday, Nov. 9.



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