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SU professor named Merit finalist

By Staff | Dec 16, 2011

CHARLESTON Laura H. Clayton, Ph.D., RN, CNE, nursing education professor at Shepherd University, has been named as one of the five finalists for the 2011 Professor of the Year by the Faculty Merit Foundation of West Virginia.

The Faculty Merit Foundation of West Virginia honors an outstanding faculty member at a West Virginia college or university.

Interviews with the five candidates will be held Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012. The finalists will be honored at a March 2012 reception and banquet in Charleston, where the 2011 Professor of the Year will be announced.

The Faculty Merit Foundation was created in 1984 to provide a means to recognize and reward innovation and creativity among the faculties of West Virginia’s public and private colleges and universities. Through the Professor of the Year program, the outstanding achievements of those individuals are brought to the attention of the general public. A $10,000 cash award is given to the candidate selected as Professor of the Year, with smaller awards to the other finalists.

The Professor of the Year award is presented with financial support from United Bank.

The other four finalists were from Alderson-Broaddus College, West Virginia University, WVU at Parkersburg and Fairmont State University.