Six University of Kentucky professors to receive 2013 Great Teacher Award

lblackford@herald-leader.comDecember 17, 2012 

Six University of Kentucky professors have been given the UK Alumni Association 2013 Great Teacher Award.

Started in 1961, the Great Teacher Award is the oldest continuous award that recognizes teaching at UK. The nominations are made by students.

The recipients are:

■ Karen Badger, associate professor, College of Social Work.

■ Roberta Dwyer, professor, College of Agriculture.

■ Samuel Franklin, assistant professor, College of Medicine.

■ John Grove, professor, College of Agriculture.

■ Armando Prats, professor, College of Arts and Sciences.

■ Gerald Smith, associate professor, College of Arts and Sciences.

The recipients will be honored Feb. 5 at the UK Alumni Association Great Teacher Award Recognition Dinner. They will then be honored on center court of Rupp Arena during the South Carolina- Kentucky men's basketball game later that evening.

Selection of the award recipients is made by the UK Alumni Association Great Teacher Award Committee, in cooperation with the student organization Omicron Delta Kappa. Each Great Teacher Award recipient receives a citation, an engraved plaque and a cash award.

Linda Blackford: (859) 231-1359. Twitter: @lbblackford.

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