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Hendrix to Honor Distinguished Professor at August 30 Convocation

Lyle RupertCONWAY, Ark. (August 21, 2018) – Hendrix College economics and business professor Dr. Lyle Rupert ’82 on August 30 will be installed as the C. Louis and Charlotte Cabe Distinguished Professor of Economics and Business. The convocation will be held at 11:10 a.m. in Reves Recital Hall, Trieschmann Fine Arts Building.

First awarded in 1977, the professorship is one of several results of a $3.25 million gift made to the College in 1975 by the Cabe family of Gurdon, Texarkana, and Little Rock, Arkansas, and honors C. Louis and Charlotte Cabe.

Rupert is the fifth Hendrix faculty member to hold this professorship. Previous recipients include economics and business professor Dr. Burvin Alread ’49 (1977-1980), biology professor Dr. G. Tom Clark (1980-1990), art professor Don Marr (1991-2000), and English professor Dr. Alice Hines (2001-2017).

In addition to the distinguished professorship, Rupert has received three other honors this year: the Exemplary Teacher Award from the United Methodist Church General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) for excellence in teaching, civility and concern for students and colleagues, commitment to value-centered education, and service to students, the institution, and the community; the Carole Herrick Award for Excellence in Academic Advising, which recognizes high-quality academic advising, including contributions that help students formulate and achieve their intellectual, career, and personal goals; and the Faculty Appreciation Award from the Class of 2018.

His teaching educates students on topics such as managerial accounting, information systems, corporate finance, statistics, and nonprofits. Beyond his faculty responsibilities at Hendrix, he is an accomplished organist and director of church music, and worked 13 years with Arkansas Governor’s School, 12 of those as its director.

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Academic background and bibliography

About Hendrix College

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