Helsabeck and Reuling Teaching Honors for 2013
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Culver-Stockton College bestowed awards on two faculty members to honor teaching innovation and excellence during the 157th C-SC Commencement, May 18.
The 2013 Walter S. Reuling Prize for Innovation in Student Learning was presented to Dr. Lee Hammer, professor of English. Hammer joined the Culver-Stockton faculty in 1987 and is retiring now that this school year is completed. Hammer was the keynote speaker at this yearís Commencement Ceremony.
The Reuling Prize, a cash award, goes to a faculty member selected by his or her peers. With 25 years of service to Culver-Stockton College, Hammer has been an influence on thousands of students and a mentor to countless faculty members. He led the effort to develop the Tutorial and Academic Support Center (TASC), which he coordinated for many years Hammer also spent several years as the faculty advisor for the student-produced literary magazine, Harmony.
Before joining the C-SC faculty, Hammer served on the faculties of the University of Wisconsin and Quincy College. He earned a Bachelor of Art in English and Master of Art in English from Western Illinois University and his doctorate of English from Marquette University.
Trent Hollinger, assistant professor of music, received the 2013 Helsabeck Prize for Excellence in Teaching, a cash award given annually to a faculty member selected from student and faculty nominations. Hollinger currently serves as assistant professor of music, as well as the director of bands at Culver-Stockton.
Hollinger has played a very active role in music productions since he came to Culver-Stockton in 2010. The music ensembles at Culver-Stockton have flourished under his guidance. Hollinger is also active with music programs in the local community, serving as the music director for the Quincy Area Youth Orchestra and for the Quincy Concert Band in Quincy, Ill.
Hollinger is a classically trained musician, holding three masterís degrees from the Peabody Conservatory of Music at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md.: one in classical saxophone performance, one in composition and one in wind conducting. He also received a Bachelor of Arts in music from Lebanon Valley College in Annville, Pa.
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