Dr. Carol West, professor of English, received the 2007-2008 Exemplary Teacher Award in the Division of Higher Education of the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry of the United Methodist Church.
The award recognizes faculty members who exemplify excellence in teaching, civility and concern for students and colleagues, commitment to value-centered education, and service to students, the institution and the community.
In addition to a certificate of appreciation, she was presented a $500 cash award.
Dr. West, who joined the Hendrix faculty in 1977, earned a bachelor’s degree at Franconia College, a master of arts degree, a master of philosophy degree and a doctorate at Yale University.
She has a particular interest in Africa and has led several trips there. Last summer she and Dr. Allison Shutt, associate professor of history, led 10 students from their “African Film” and “History of Southern Africa” classes to South Africa to experience the country’s literature, writers, films, history and geography first-hand.
She has received grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Arkansas Humanities Council, and Fulbright-Hays funding to present summer workshops in Africa for Arkansas teachers.