Washington, DC, June 19, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- Dr. Kenneth Takeuchi, a professor of chemistry at the University at Buffalo, is the runner-up for the Inspire Integrity Awards. The awards are the only national student-nominated award that recognize college instructors for their commitment to embodying and instilling integrity.
The awards are sponsored by The National Society of Collegiate Scholars, an honor society inviting high achieving freshmen and sophomores.
Dr Takeuchi will receive a $750 award and a certificate of recognition.
“Dr Takeuchi’s application impressed us because he showed that regardless of the course, it is possible to instill integrity in students,” said Stephen E. Loflin, NSCS’ Executive Director. “Through the use of personal anecdotes in classroom discussions, he has inspired hundreds of students to make ethical decisions and reaffirm their commitment to their community.”
The Inspire Integrity Awards took place in five regions across the United States. Students nominated faculty members in each region who inspired integrity through their classroom lectures, activities, and curriculum. Nominated faculty members were asked to write a brief essay on the concept of integrity and its meaning to them.
Regional selection committees selected three finalists from each region, each of whom will receive an award and a personal stipend of $250.
The fifteen finalists were judged by a national selection committee, who named Dr. Takeuchi as the national runner-up, and the University of Iowa’s Linda Bolton as the national recipient.
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 lifetime members and 228 chapters in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.