Kroepsch Award for Excellence in Teaching

Each year, the Dean of the Faculty’s office asks current students and recent alumni to help recognize excellent teachers among us. Teaching fabulous Bates students is, of course, its own reward — but public recognition for one’s efforts and an award of $5,000 is also pretty great. 

Established in 1985 by the late Robert H. Kroepsch ’33, LL.D. ’71, the Ruth M. and Robert H. Kroepsch Endowed Fund honors a member of the Bates faculty for “outstanding performance as a teacher during the previous 12-month period.”

Think about it: Do you know a professor who

  • ignited your interest in the coursework and made you want to learn more?
  • made the course relevant to your daily life?
  • held you to a high standard and made research exciting and real for you?
  • made going to class a pleasure?

Recent Kroepsch Award winners include Stephen Engel (2018), Michael Murray (2017), Paula Schlax (2016), Alex Dauge-Roth (2015), Thomas Tracy (2014), Loring Danforth (2013), and Kati Vecsey (2012).

Balloting closes December 31, 2018. Please take a few moments to acknowledge a professor you believe is worthy of this honor. If you have questions, please contact Meg Gresh.

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