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Faculty Awards

Faculty are at the heart of the McKendree University educational experience. We value excellent teaching and commitment to serving students. Each year, McKendree University recognizes several of our most outstanding faculty.


The Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award

(presented in November)


2018 - Dr. Brian Frederking


The United Methodist Exemplary Teaching Award

(presented at Honors Convocation)


2018-2019 - Dr. Nancy Ypma


The William Norman Grandy Teaching Award

(presented at Commencement)


2018-2019 -
Dr. Guy Boysen


The MLK Humanitarian Award

(presented at MLK Service)


2018-2019 - Dr. Lauren Thompson


Associate (Part-Time) Faculty Teaching Awards

(presented at Honors Convocation)


2018-2019 - Undergraduate Teaching - Dr. Tracey Lanyng-Awasthi

2018-2019 - Graduate Teaching - Antonio Emanuel


Outstanding Faculty of the Year Awards

(presented at Commencement, Kentucky Campus)


2018-2019 - Dr. Deborah Murphy