ULM biology professor wins Meritorious Teaching Award | 05-03-2013
9:25 minutes (8.63 MB) Download
The Association of Southeastern Biologists recently recognized University of Louisiana at Monroe Professor of Biology and Graduate Coordinator Dr. Kim Marie Tolson, with its annual Meritorious Teaching Award.
Bestowed only once a year, the award—sponsored by Carolina Biological Supply Co.—honors nominated applicants who have been members of the ASB for at least 10 years and who have taught biology for at least 10 years.
Tolson said “I had no idea that I was going to get the award,”
“I was so shocked to hear my name called. It was a complete surprise to me!”
Three of Tolson’s graduate students attended the meeting and the banquet at which she received the award.
“I distinctly remember asking my three students to stand up and be recognized. I told the audience that they were the reason that I do what I do and why I love my job and come to work every day.”
Tolson said she loves teaching courses that pull her and her students out of the classroom.
She enjoys taking classes into the field where they can experience the reality behind their coursework.
“It makes all the difference in the world when they can see for themselves the difference between a plant that has been browsed by a deer versus one that has been browsed by a rabbit,”.
Though honored, Tolson insists that the award will only inspire her to become an even better professor.
Air Date: Fri, 05/03/2013