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Chancellor’s Council Distinguished Teaching, Research Awards Announced

TTUHSC Chancellor's Council Winners Chancellor Hance with the 2008 Distinguished Teaching and Research Awards recipients Bogschutz, Poirier and Esperate (pictured L to R).

November 21, 2008  | Written by Dailey Fuller

The highest awards given by the Texas Tech University System to faculty members at its member institutions were announced today (Nov. 21) by Chancellor Kent Hance.

The annual Texas Tech University System Chancellor’s Council Distinguished Teaching and Research Awards went to two faculty members from Texas Tech University and two six faculty members from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC). Winners from Angelo State University will be selected and announced in the spring at an event in San Angelo.

The Distinguished Teaching Awards go to William Westney, Horn Professor of Music in Texas Tech’s College of Visual and Performing Arts and Renee Bogschutz, in the School of Allied Health Sciences at the TTUHSC.

The Distinguished Research Awards go to L. William ‘Bill’ Poirier, associate professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Texas Tech and M. Christina R. Esperate in the TTUHSC Anita Thigpen Perry School of Nursing.

This is the eighth year for the Chancellor’s Council to present the awards. The winners each receive a medallion and a $10,000 cash award. The Chancellor’s Council raises funds for student scholarships and recruitment, faculty awards and support, as well as other programs.