The St. Mary’s Alumni Association will recognize eight faculty members during its annual Faculty Appreciation Dinner on Friday, Jan. 27, at the San Antonio Marriott Northwest.
The Distinguished Faculty Award was established in 1984 to recognize outstanding faculty in each school.
“This is a special night to celebrate our faculty and their devotion to generations of students,” said Aaron Tyler, Ph.D., Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. “These educators, nominated by their deans, admirably demonstrate each of the characteristics of Marianist education. It is a tremendous privilege to work alongside them at St. Mary’s.”
The Early Faculty Award celebrates full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty members who are making a significant impact in their field by supporting and mentoring undergraduate students in research and scholarship endeavors. Applicants must have demonstrated mentorship involvement for at least three years at St. Mary’s.
The Senior Faculty Award is a career award for individuals whose efforts in undergraduate mentoring have been exceptional during their career at St. Mary’s. This award is open to tenured full professors and associate professors who have made a lasting commitment to undergraduate research within their respective departments, and have served at St. Mary’s for at least eight years.
Faculty Conference Fund Recipients
“We thank the St. Mary’s University Alumni Association for their steadfast commitment to our great students and faculty,” Tyler said.
St. Mary's University, founded in 1852, is the first institution of higher learning in San Antonio and the oldest Catholic university in the Southwest. It offers 75 programs, including doctoral and law programs, and has a diverse student population of about 3,800 of all faiths and backgrounds. Its vision, as a Catholic and Marianist liberal arts institution, is to become one of the finest private universities in the region, a gateway for graduates to professional lives as ethical leaders in Texas, the nation and the world.