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BCTC Educator Selected 2007 Carnegie Foundation Kentucky Professor of the Year

Photo of Carol Holzhausen HuntLEXINGTON, KY (November 15, 2007) Carol Holzhausen Hunt, professor of English and women's studies, Bluegrass Community and Technical College (BCTC) was selected 2007 Carnegie Foundation Kentucky Professor of the Year.

Sponsored by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and administered by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, the awards recognize professors for their influence on teaching and their outstanding commitment to undergraduate students. Created in 1981, it is the only national initiative specifically designed to recognize excellence in undergraduate teaching and mentoring.

Dr. Hunt and her fellow 2007 U.S. Professors of the Year were honored today with a luncheon and awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., Winners also participated in an evening Congressional reception held at the Folger Shakespeare Library.

The first community college professor from Kentucky to win the honor, Dr. Hunt said Community colleges emphasize teaching above everything else, and there is no other institution that offers a better atmosphere for learning or more concern for students.

A faculty member at BCTC for the past 22 years and a champion of diversity, her projects include the building of the Okela Village Elementary School in Kenya, the Rainbow Reading Program and the creation of the first college Peace Studies Program in Kentucky.

Her family who include her husband and son, both who are also college professors, and her daughter, a school psychologist, joined Dr. Hunt in Washington.

For more information on the 2007 Carnegie Foundation Professor of the Year awardees visit the web at www.usprofessorsoftheyear.org