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Students honored three faculty members, one staff member and six teaching assistants Tuesday at the Chancellor’s Awards Ceremony in recognition of their teaching excellence and service to undergraduates.

Faculty members recognized with Student Undergraduate Teaching Awards were:

  • Jim Ketch, professor of music, who teaches jazz and trumpet and directs the annual Carolina Jazz Festival;
  • Terry Sullivan, associate professor of political science, who specializes in presidential leadership, executive politics and the relationship between Congress and the presidency in policy making; and
  • Karl Umble, clinical assistant professor of health policy and management.

Ketch and Sullivan teach in the College of Arts and Sciences, and Umble is in the Gillings School of Global Public Health; each received $5,000.

Danny DePuy, assistant director of the LGBTQ Center, was honored for service to students with a Student Undergraduate Staff Award. The LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer) Center works to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment for people of all sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions. DePuy received $1,000.

The graduate student teaching assistant winners, who each received $1,000, were Sarah Apffel, who teaches Romance languages; Clifford Clark, who teaches English composition and fiction; Hanna Labiner, who teaches biology; William Maxwell, who teaches geography; Clyde Ray, who teaches political science; and SooYeon Sim, who teaches chemistry.

A student selection committee chooses the award recipients.

Those honored for teaching demonstrate teaching excellence, the ability to positively affect a broad spectrum of students inside and outside the classroom and the creation of a dynamic learning environment. The staff award recipient is honored for excellence in service, dedication to undergraduates and the ability to positively affect a broad spectrum of undergraduate students.

April 22, 2014.