Kelly McFall selected for inaugural ‘Faculty of Distinction’ award

Newman University Associate Professor of History and Chair of the Humanities Division Kelly McFall, Ph.D. has been selected as one of the inaugural Kansas Independent Colleges Association Faculty of Distinction.

McFall-crop-72WebThe KICA Faculty of Distinction award was created to recognize the high degree of excellence and achievement among the faculty of the 18 independent colleges and universities in Kansas. One faculty member from each institution was selected for the inaugural award.

“Throughout their existence, these colleges, which included the oldest colleges in Kansas, have emphasized the importance of classroom teaching, personal attention to each and every student, and a commitment to character, values, and learning through every facet of their graduates’ lives,” KICA President Matt Lindsay said in an announcement of the awards. “The 2014 KICA Faculty of Distinction honorees are exemplars of this approach to college education and serve as models for educators everywhere.”

McFall was nominated by Newman Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Michael Austin, Ph.D., and will receive the award on Oct. 21. The ceremony will be held at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library in Topeka, Kan.

As part of the activities, McFall will take part in a workshop of all Faculty of Distinction award recipients. McFall will then attend a luncheon where Austin will join him to receive the award.

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