Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Flummoxed

Today was the department's annual awards luncheon, for which I was told I should be present to be recognized for the summer fellowship I was awarded a couple of weeks ago. So hey, free lunch right?

The final award of the day is the Sigma Tau Delta Outstanding Teacher Award, which is always a surprise: it's the only award not printed in the program beforehand. So imagine my shock when it was me!

Apparently, according to a faculty member at another table, my students believe I could "make a brick interesting...at 8:30 in the morning."

While I've been teaching now for almost 9 years, this is only my second year here at this institution, and so as you might imagine, I am completely floored. I've been smiling ear-to-ear for 45 minutes straight.

18 comments:

JM said...

congrats!!

natalie said...

Way to go! Congratulations!

Dr. Crazy said...

Congratulations! This is the award I got from our chapter of Sigma Tau Delta (I refuse to write STD - as some do when advertising stuff related to our chapter here) last year and they did a similar surprise thing with me. We are part of an elite club! Hurrah! You must celebrate!

BrightStar said...

that's fantastic!

Flavia said...

Congrats!

(And as someone who isn't a morning person, I can appreciate how hard it would be to make students find ANYTHING interesting at 8.30 a.m.!)

Erin said...

I'm so happy for you that I'll stop lurking and say congratulations! It's well deserved.

Sisyphus said...

Whoo-hoo! Congrats!

Now, tell me about this brick you've evidently been going on and on about...

Jillian said...

Congratulations!

George said...

w00t!

jo(e) said...

Congratulations!

Bardiac said...

Congratulations!!!

Jason said...

Congratulations!

Mo said...

Congratulations! As your former student and a person who randomly stops by your house to eat delicious baked goods, I feel I am solidly qualified to say that you deserve it. :-)

P.S. I will drop off a bunch of sarongs I told you I'd give the kiddies one of these days. Promise.

Anonymous said...

Such good news.
Congrats!
Christy

undine said...

Congratulations!

Mel said...

congratulations!!

Tenured Radical said...

Horace,

I am not surprised. You sound like a wonderful, smart teacher and a very kind man.

TR

Lucy said...

Congratulations :)