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Clifford Leaman receives prestigious award

Clifford Leaman named The Michael J. Mungo Distinguished Professor-of-the-Year

Dr. Clifford Leaman was named The Michael J. Mungo Distinguished Professor-of-the-Year for 2017. Leaman is professor of saxophone, associate dean, and director of undergraduate studies at the School of Music.

The Michael J. Mungo Distinguished Professor-of-the-Year award is the University of South Carolina's most prestigious award presented annually to an outstanding teacher of undergraduate studies.

Nominations are submitted to the Office of the Provost by USC Columbia students, faculty members, administrators and alumni. A selection committee composed of undergraduates and former winners of the award evaluates the nominations and determines the list of finalists. Members of the selection committee visit the finalists' classes, interview the finalists and the finalists' colleagues, and poll the students in the finalists' classes.  

The name of each award winner is engraved on a permanent plaque housed on the main floor of the Thomas Cooper Library and award recipients receive a check for $20,000 and a certificate.