"GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Three members of the Greensboro College faculty received teaching awards Saturday during the Alumni Weekend/Student Investiture ceremony held on campus.
Neill Clegg, professor of music, received the General Board of Higher Education Ministry of the United Methodist Church Exemplary Teaching Award.
This award is presented annually to a full-time faculty member who demonstrates excellence in multiple aspects of his or her professional performance.
Clegg was cited for his performing musicianship, his service in the community at churches and Hospice, and his role in the college's recent Healing Blues Project fund-raising and awareness-raising effort focusing on homelessness, as well as the rave reviews he has received from students.
Clegg holds B.M. and M.M. degrees from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He joined the Greensboro College faculty in 1989.
Jessica Sharpe, professor of biology and founding dean of the School of Sciences and Mathematics, received the Greensboro College Alumni Association Outstanding Teaching Award.
The association has presented this award annually since 1974 to a member of the full-time faculty who is nominated by alumni, faculty, staff, or students and voted on by the full faculty.
Sharpe was honored for her past role as director of the George Center for Honors Studies and current role as founding dean of the School of Sciences and Mathematics, as well as for her classroom teaching, for which students hailed her encouraging approach, her dedication and her willingness to help.
Sharpe holds a B.S. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Ph.D. from the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. She joined the faculty in 2007.
Ted Efremoff, assistant professor of art, received the Virginia Clarke Gray Award.
This award has been presented annually since 1994 to a junior faculty member who has demonstrated excellence in teaching; civility and concern for students and colleagues; commitment to value-centered education; and service to students, the institution, the community, or church.
Efremoff was cited for his community building through social practice art, in particular his leadership in the Healing Blues Project. He also was cited for his service on major college committees, his leadership of the Study Abroad program, his ongoing work on a documentary on the people of the Danube River valley, and his teaching, particularly his willingness to help students and his timely feedback.
Efremoff, a native of Russia, holds a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.F.A. from the University of Connecticut. He joined the Greensboro College faculty in 2011.
Greensboro College provides a liberal-arts education grounded in the traditions of the United Methodist Church and fosters the intellectual, social, and, spiritual development of all students while supporting their individual needs.
Founded in 1838 and located near downtown Greensboro, the college enrolls about 1,150 students from 26 states, the District of Columbia and 10 nations in its undergraduate liberal-arts program and four master's degree programs. In addition to rigorous academics and a well-supported Honors program, the school features a 17-sport NCAA Division III athletic program and dozens of service and recreational opportunities."
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