Three faculty members from the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences―Dr. Andrew Eshleman from philosophy and Dr. C. Fred Williams and Dr. Charles Bolton both from history―were honored at the 20th annual Faculty Excellence Ceremony in May.
A peer review committee selected each professor for faculty excellence at the College level in three categories: Eshleman for teaching; Williams for public service; and Bolton for research and creative endeavors.
At the Faculty Excellence Ceremony, Eshleman and Williams went on to receive awards in their respective categories at the University level. Eshleman received the Ted and Virginia Bailey $10,000 Award for Teaching, and Williams received the $5,000 Society of Philanthropy Award for Public Service.
The Office of the Provost will forward the nominations of Eshleman and Williams to a Faculty Excellence national selection committee for consideration.
In 1988, the UALR Foundation Fund Board instituted this series of annual awards to recognize and reward faculty.
Recognition is accorded at the college level and at the University level. Each award consists of a framed certificate and a cash gift of $1,000 at the college level and, at the university level, $10,000 for teaching and $5,000 in research or creative endeavors and in public service.