Agnes Scott President Elizabeth Kiss recognized outstanding faculty at the college’s 123rd Commencement on May 12.
Sally MacEwen, a beloved professor of classics who passed away in March, was awarded the Vulcan Materials Company Teaching Excellence Award. The award goes each year to the faculty member who has made “a distinct difference in the teaching climate of the college in such areas as model classroom teaching, campus leadership, pioneering teaching methodology, creative course development and/or instructional support.”
Agnes Scott professors and students make nominations for the award. Then a committee of faculty members, a student, an alumna and a staff member, that is chaired by the vice president for academic affairs and dean of the college, selects the recipient for her or his ability to motivate and inspire students.
MacEwen joined Agnes Scott’s faculty in 1982. She received her B.A. from Mount Holyoke College and her Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.
Donna Sadler, professor of art, was named the Joseph R. Gladden Jr. Lecturer for 2013-2014. The award is given annually to a faculty member whose scholarly activities are especially noteworthy. The award honors Joseph Gladden, who served as chair of the Agnes Scott Board of Trustees for 10 years before stepping down in 2002.
Gladden Award recipients are asked to give a public lecture to the Agnes Scott community on a topic related to her or his scholarly work. A stipend and release from teaching one course during the semester in which the lecture is scheduled assists the lecturer in creating the presentation.
Sadler joined Agnes Scott’s faculty in 1986. She received her B.A. from Boston University and her M.A. and Ph.D. from Indiana University.
Agnes Scott College educates women to think deeply, live honorably and engage the intellectual and social challenges of their times. Students are drawn to Agnes Scott by its excellent academic reputation, exceptional faculty and metropolitan Atlanta location – offering myriad cultural and experiential learning opportunities. A diverse and growing residential community of scholars, this highly selective liberal arts and sciences college is known for its dynamic and challenging intellectual community. Encouraging students to engage the wider world through study abroad and presenting its curriculum with international context, Agnes Scott College delivers on its promise: The World. For Women.