Six faculty members representing the best and brightest of the Texas Tech University System were honored with the system’s highest award during the annual Chancellor’s Council Gala, held Dec. 4 at the Overton Hotel & Conference Center.
The Chancellor’s Council Distinguished Teaching and Research Awards were created in 2000 to recognize faculty members who exemplify the core missions of teaching and research at each of the Texas Tech University System institutions. Winners receive a $10,000 cash award and a medallion engraved with the seal of their institution.
This year’s recipients of the Chancellor’s Council Distinguished Teaching Award included Edward Anderson, professor of mechanical engineering at Texas Tech University, Ellen D. Moreland, senior instructor of mathematics at Angelo State University, and Alyce Ashcraft, associate professor in the Anita Thigpen Perry School of Nursing at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.
Winners of the Chancellor’s Council Distinguished Research Award included Arnoldo De León, C.J. “Red” Davidson Professor of History at Angelo State University; Seshadri Ramkumar, associate professor of environmental toxicology at the Institute of Environmental and Human Health, representing Texas Tech University; and Afzal Siddiqui, associate academic dean in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.