Washington, DC, February 13, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) is proud to announce that John Pease, Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Maryland, is the national recipient of NSCS' Inspire Integrity Awards.
The Inspire Integrity Awards are the nation's only student-nominated faculty awards that recognize professors for their commitment to inspiring and instilling integrity in their students. Dr. Pease is being honored for the significant impact he has made on the lives of his students through classroom lectures, activities, and curriculum, and for his capacity to instill a high degree of personal and academic integrity.
He will receive a personal stipend of $3,000 and an additional $2,000 contribution made in his name to the University of Maryland's general scholarship fund.
The Inspire Integrity Awards Runner-up, Dr. John Bailly of Florida International University, will receive a $1,000 stipend and NSCS will donate $1,000 to his university's scholarship fund.
The Inspire Integrity Awards took place in five areas throughout the United States. First, regional selection committees named three finalists from each region. The 15 regional finalists were next reviewed by a national selection committee comprised of representatives from USA TODAY, UBS and ING.
"We're proud to recognize Dr. Pease for his work with students at the University of Maryland," said Stephen E. Loflin, NSCS' Executive Director. "Dr. Pease recognizes the importance of instilling integrity in his students and has worked tirelessly toward that cause."
About NSCS: The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and is the nation's only interdisciplinary honors organization to invite first- and second-year college students. Membership is by invitation only, based on grade point average and class standing. NSCS offers members exclusive access to scholarships, career resources, leadership and networking opportunities. NSCS has more than 650,000 members and 233 chapters in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.