Toups Awarded CxC Outstanding Faculty Award


Toups showing lab equipment to studentsBATON ROUGE – LSU Chemical Engineering Instructor Harold Toups was presented with the 2018 LSU Communication Across the Curriculum (CxC) Outstanding Faculty Award at a ceremony on Tuesday, May 2, in the Lod Cook Alumni Center on LSU’s campus.

As part of the honor, Toups received a $1,500 cash award thanks to the Renee and Leslie Hull Fund.

Toups, who earned his bachelor’s, master’s and PhD from LSU before embarking on a 30-year career with Exxon, was selected for this year’s award by a faculty jury because of “his extensive commitment to CxC’s mission of transforming teaching, learning, and ultimately, student success.”

As an instructor in LSU’s Cain Department of Chemical Engineering, Toups has taught a senior laboratory course as communication-intensive for more than 10 years. He has also inspired numerous faculty at the annual LSU Faculty Summer Institute and mentored students through the LSU Distinguished Communicator Certification program.

Additionally, a pair of LSU Engineering faculty were among those recognized during the Distinguished Faculty Awards Ceremony – Bhaba Sarker, professor of industrial engineering, and Kevin McPeak, assistant professor of chemical engineering.

Sarker received the LSU Distinguished Faculty Award and McPeak received the LSU Alumni Association Rising Faculty Research Award.


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