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An Award for Outstanding Teaching

On Tuesday, April 4, four Smith faculty members were honored for their outstanding teaching records with the presentation of the third annual Sherrerd Teaching Awards.

The Kathleen Compton Sherrerd ’54 and John J. F. Sherrerd Prizes for Distinguished Teaching were established in 2002 with a generous gift from the Sherrerds to recognize sustained and distinguished teaching and demonstrated enthusiasm and excellence.

The 2006 Sherrerd Teaching Award winners were Giovanna Bellesia, Italian language and literature; H. Robert Burger, Achilles Professor of Geology; Glenn Ellis, engineering; and Marguerite Itamar Harrison, Spanish and Portuguese.

View the 2006 Sherrerd Awards video, featuring the award winners in their classrooms, with comments from their students and colleagues

31MB QuickTime movie. Get the free player >

The Sherrerd family has maintained close ties with Smith College. In addition to their donation to establish the Sherrerd Teaching Awards, Jay Sherrerd and his late wife Kathleen have made gifts to the college for a scholarship fund, an art acquisition fund, and others. Jay Sherrerd’s late mother, Isabel Foulkrod Sherrerd, was a member of the Class of 1926.

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