Rouse and Leech Recognized
During the annual Faculty Awards Luncheon, members of the History Department were recognized for contributions to the college.
David Rouse's leadership voice was cited as excellent justification for his recieving the Distinguished Professor Award. David, a philosopher who has served the college in various capacities over the years, often asks the difficult questions. His leadership of the Faculty Senate and his activity in Appalachian history has significantly added to the culture of the college.
Historian Donald Leech was presented the Harrison Award for Outstanding Teaching. A popular professor, Leech's European history classes are greatly appreciated by his students. For Leech, this was his second teaching award of the year. He was given the National Society for Leadership and Success' Excellence in Teaching Award earlier this Spring.
This was the second successful year for History Department faculty awards. Last year, Cindy Wilkey won the Harrison Award for Outstanding Advising and Tom Costa won the Distinguished Professor Award.