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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)


2020 - Dr. Darryn Diuguid


The United Methodist Exemplary Teaching Award

(presented at Honors Convocation)


2019-2020 - Dr. Richelle Rennegarbe


The William Norman Grandy Teaching Award

(presented at Commencement)


2019-2020 -
Dr. Jennifer Moder-Bell


The MLK Humanitarian Award

(presented at MLK Service)


2020-2021 - Dr. Martha Patterson & Dr. Pamela Manning


Associate (Part-Time) Faculty Teaching Awards

(presented at Honors Convocation)


2019-2020 - Undergraduate Teaching - Dr. Renee Krebel

2019-2020 - Graduate Teaching - Dr. Jeannine Butler


Outstanding Faculty of the Year Awards

(presented at Commencement, Kentucky Center)


2018-2019 - Dr. Deborah Murphy