Ralph Carter and Michael J. Chumley win top professor and mentor awards


Ralph Carter, left, and Michael Chumley, right, accept their awards from Chancellor Victor J. Boschini, Jr.

On Sept. 9, during the 142nd fall convocation ceremony, Ralph Carter of political science and Michael J. Chumley of biology were recognized for their outstanding teaching, scholarship and mentorship.

Carter won the Chancellor’s Award for Distinguished Achievement as a Creative Teacher and Scholar, which includes a $25,000 prize. He was selected from eight finalists, each of whom received a $2,500 prize: In-Mu Haw (Business), Charles Walker (Nursing), Namsoon King (Religion), Theresa Gaul (English and Women & Gender Studies), Julie S. O’Neill (Communication), Jan Lacina (Education) and Mauricio Papini (Psychology).

Chumley received the Wassenich Award for Mentoring in the TCU Community, which included a $3,000 prize. Other finalists for the award were Vanessa Bouché (Political Science), Clark Jones (Biology) and Brad Thompson, (Student Activities). Mark and Linda Wassenich, who were in attendance at the ceremony, established the award to honor their parents, who were TCU students in the 1930s.

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