Honoring master teachers and life-changers

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Nominations due January 1.

These professors have made an impact in the classroom—and lives—by consistently integrating faith with learning.

Presented annually by the alumni association, this award recognizes Calvin's outstanding faculty. The criteria include teaching excellence, spiritual impact, care for the whole student and lasting influence.

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Eligibility and selection criteria

Only Calvin alumni may make nominations for this award. Faculty eligible includes emeriti or faculty who have moved to another institution.

This recipient is a master teacher, making a significant impact on Calvin students in training for a life of service in God's Kingdom.

  1. Any living, formerly full-time Calvin College faculty member is eligible.
  2. The membership of the Calvin Alumni Association will nominate candidates. Only Calvin alumni may nominate candidates.
  3. The criteria for selection consists of the following areas:
    • Excellence in teaching: This professor creates in students an excitement for learning, draws them into the subject matter, and challenges their intellect;
    • Spiritual impact: This professor is a Christian role model for students, nurturing faith and facilitating spiritual growth;
    • Concern for students: This professor is concerned for the welfare of the students and eager to help them learn and grow;
    • Lasting influence: This professor's teaching has a continuing influence on former students.