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Grants will reward top teachers in Liberal Arts

February 21, 2014

Ann Gill Distinguished Teacher Award will annually honor tenure-track and non-tenure-track teachers in the college.

Ann Gill, dean of the College of Liberal Arts.As a longtime professor of communication studies, Dean Ann Gill has great appreciation for teaching excellence. Now, thanks to a generous gift from an alumnus, she will be able to say thank you in a big way to the best teachers in CSU’s College of Liberal Arts.

Gill will distribute $100,000 over the next five years, awarding two $10,000 grants annually. One will go to a tenure-track professor and another to a non-tenure-track professor in the college.

Small-town connection

“I am honored that this award from Dennis Repp, an alumnus, will help to inspire teaching excellence,” Gill said. “It also is deeply meaningful that the award celebrates extraordinary teaching, the kind that makes a life-long difference in students’ lives. I believe that to be our highest calling.”

“I’m proud of Ann,” Repp said. “We both came from the same small Colorado town, and it’s exciting to see her progress and the incredible contributions she has made to education.”

The first winners will be announced this spring.