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Biology Professor Receives GBHEM Exemplary Teacher Award

CONWAY, Ark. (May 12, 2014) – Hendrix biology professor Dr. Mark Sutherland was one of 77 professors and instructors at United Methodist-related schools, colleges, universities and theological schools have received the Exemplary Teacher Award from the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry in the 2013-2014 academic year.

“The purpose of this award is to recognize outstanding faculty members for their contributions to the learning arts and to the institution,” said the Rev. Dr. Gerald D. Lord, associate general secretary of GBHEM’s Division of Higher Education. “We at the general board are pleased to be able to present this award because it symbolizes the vital impact of strong pedagogy in the formation of leadership for the next generation in which the church is enormously interested.”

This program expresses the church’s support of and appreciation for faculty who have demonstrated exemplary leadership, excellence in teaching, service to students and commitment to education. Professors and instructors were presented an appreciation certificate and a cash award.

The full list of GBHEM Exemplary Teacher Awards can be viewed here.

Founded in 1876, Hendrix College is a national leader in engaged liberal arts and sciences education. For the sixth consecutive year, Hendrix was named one of the country’s “Up and Coming” liberal arts colleges by U.S. News and World Report.  Hendrix is featured in the latest edition of Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think about Colleges, as well as the 2014 Princeton Review’s The Best 378 Colleges, Forbes magazine's list of America's Top Colleges, and the 2014 Fiske Guide to Colleges. Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. For more information, visit