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Signature Course Professor Awarded for Excellence

Lori Holleran Steiker in class

Signature Course professor Lori Holleran Steiker was awarded the Edith Clarke Woman of Excellence Award. This is the second year that students in the Senate of College Councils have given the award.

“The Edith Clarke Woman of Excellence Award was established last year to honor the outstanding contributions of female faculty members on campus,” said Sergio Cavasos, president of the Senate of College Councils. “Our goal is to reach out to students to hear about the most influential female faculty members at our university and how they directly impact the lives of the students they interact with. Dr. Steiker has an incredible reputation on campus and was selected for the award from a highly competitive pool because of the profound testimony offered on her behalf by current and former students.”

Dr. Lori Holleran Steiker began teaching at the university in 2000 and has taught “Young People & Drugs” as a Signature Course every year since the program began. Along with her position as an associate professor in the School of Social Work, Dr. Holleran Steiker is the faculty chair of the Signature Course Advisory Committee and was inducted into the Academy of Distinguished Teachers in 2012.