Faculty member Lisa Woodley was named a 2012 recipient of the Tanner Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. She was recognized for this prestigious university-wide honor during halftime of the Carolina-Virginia basketball game on February 11. Chancellor Holden Thorp also will honor Lisa and the other winners again at an awards banquet later in the semester.
The Tanner Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching were created in 1952 with a bequest by Kenneth Spencer Tanner, class of 1911, and his sister, Sara Tanner Crawford (and by them on behalf of their deceased brothers, Simpson Bobo Tanner, Jr. and Jesse Spencer Tanner), establishing an endowment fund in memory of their parents, Lola Spencer and Simpson Bobo Tanner. The award was established to recognize excellence in inspirational teaching of undergraduate students.