04/10/2013 02:54 PM
BATON ROUGE – On Wednesday, April 10, the Southeastern Conference announced winners
of the 2013 SEC Faculty Achievement Awards, and Katherine P. Kemler, the Charles and
Mary Barré Alumni Professor of Flute, was selected from LSU. These annual awards recognize
professors from the 14 SEC member universities who have meritorious records in teaching
and scholarship and who serve as role models for other faculty and students.
To be eligible to receive the SEC Faculty Achievement Award, a professor must be a
teacher or scholar at an SEC university; have achieved the rank of full professor
at an SEC university; have a record of extraordinary teaching; and a record of scholarship
that is recognized nationally and/or internationally.
“The SEC Faculty Achievement Awards provide an opportunity for each SEC university
to showcase the strengths of its faculty, who excel in many disciplines with varying
areas of expertise,” said Jay Gogue, president of Auburn University and president
of the Southeastern Conference. “In the SEC, we are fortunate to have professors who
understand the value of classroom instruction, research guidance and scholarly contributions
to the overall success of student education.”
Kemler is a flutist with the Timm Wind Quintet. She is a regular visiting teacher
at the Oxford Flute Summer School in England and the Académie Musicale Internationale
de Colombes in France. A graduate of Oberlin, she received her degrees from SUNY at
Stony Brook. Kemler has appeared as a soloist with the British Chamber Orchestra in
London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall and with the Orchestra Medicea Laurenziana throughout
Italy, including Florence, Naples and Salerno. She has recorded four CDs with Centaur
Records Inc., “Virtuoso American Flute Works”; “Sky Loom,” for flute and harp; “Sonatina”
with LSU pianist Michael Gurt; and “Lipstick,” a CD of contemporary works.
SEC Faculty Achievement Award winners, one from each university, will receive a $5,000
honorarium from the Southeastern Conference and become his or her university’s nominee
for the SEC Professor of the Year Award. The SEC Professor of the Year receives an
additional $15,000 honorarium and will be presented at the annual SEC Awards Dinner
in Destin, Fla.
SEC Commissioner Mike Slive said, “I want to congratulate the 14 professors who have
been selected to receive this honor. They have transformed their classrooms and enriched
the learning experience for SEC students. We are truly proud of their accomplishments.”
Chosen by a selection committee of SEC Provosts, the SEC Faculty Achievement Awards
and the SEC Professor of the Year Award are part of a set of non-athletically related
activities the Southeastern Conference has undertaken through its SECU academic initiative
to encourage academic leadership and collaboration within the SEC membership.
The 2013 SEC Faculty Achievement Award Winners are:
Using its SECU academic initiative, the Southeastern Conference sponsors, supports
and promotes collaborative higher education programs and activities involving administrators,
faculty and students at its fourteen member universities. The goals of the SECU initiative
include highlighting the endeavors and achievements of SEC faculty and universities;
advancing the merit and reputation of SEC universities outside of the traditional
SEC region; identifying and preparing future leaders for high-level service in academia;
increasing the amount and type of education abroad opportunities available to SEC
students; and providing opportunities for collaboration among SEC university personnel.
For more information, contact Sean Cartell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 205-458-3000.
Posted on Wednesday, April 10, 2013