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First 2018 Kemper Fellowship Award Announced

Mar 19, 2018
Courtesy of University of Missouri

Shelly Rodgers, a strategic communications professor in the Missouri School of Journalism, is the first 2018 William T. Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence recipient. She was surprised with the award and a $10,000 check while in a meeting with her colleagues.

“I am so deeply indebted and just humbled by this entire process and this award.” Rodgers said.

MU awards professors with Kemper fellowships

Apr 1, 2014
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An associate professor of voice and voice area coordinator was one of the five teachers to receive the 2014 William T. Kemper Fellowship on Monday. Ann Harrell had a pleasant surprise when University of Missouri Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin and Commerce Bank Chair Jim Schatz awarded her with the fellowship that includes a $10,000 check.

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The presenters of the William T. Kemper Fellowships for Teaching Excellence came to surprise the first of five winning teachers during their lecture on Monday. 

“The Veterinary School and Animal Sciences, we’re kind of stuck on the other side of campus. And sometimes I think no one knows we’re here," Tim Evans, associate professor of toxicology in the MU Campus of Veterinary Medicine said. "Apparently, you found us, so that is good."