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John M. Bevan Award
The John M. Bevan Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership Award
The John M. Bevan Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership Award is named in honor of the College's founding academic dean. The purpose of the award is to honor individual faculty members for nurturing a campus climate that fosters teaching at its best. The recipient receives a citation and a check.
For your leadership of Western Heritage in a Global Context, facilitating teaching and mentoring excellence in Eckerd's first-year program and for your thoughtful, supportive mentoring of faculty teaching in the program for the first time;
For your leadership of the academic component of Autumn Term, fostering its seamless integration with the College's student life programs;
For your creative freshman summer reading program and essay contest initiative, connecting new Eckerd students to the College's general education curriculum before they arrive for Autumn Term;
For your tireless efforts on behalf of Eckerd's retention efforts, providing guidance and support to students who are struggling to adjust to college expectations and extending praise and inspiration to students who are excelling in their studies;
For your role in the development of the College's Institutional Review Board, providing guidance to colleagues and students engaged in research involving human subjects;
For your role as a founding member of the College's Phi Beta Kappa chapter and your continuing work as the chapter's historian and Induction Ceremony Presenter;
And for the warmth, humor, and optimism you bring to your daily interactions with faculty, staff, and students, Eckerd College presents The John M. Bevan Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership Award to Marjorie D. Sanfilippo, Professor of Psychology and Associate Dean of Faculty for General Education.