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Carolina Distinguished Professors Announced

3 faculty members named for distinctive service

Provost Joan Gabel has named Claudia Benitez-Nelson and Hans-Conrad zur Loye from the College of Arts and Sciences, and Gloria Boutte from the College of Education, as this year’s recipients of the Carolina Distinguished Professorship.

We are thrilled to recognize these faculty members as our newest Carolina Distinguished Professors and are forever grateful for their outstanding contributions to our university.

Provost Joan Gabel

“The faculty at the University of South Carolina exemplify excellence daily and these three shining stars are leaders among our world-class faculty,” Gabel says. “We are thrilled to recognize these faculty members as our newest Carolina Distinguished Professors and are forever grateful for their outstanding contributions to our university.”

The Carolina Distinguished Professorship is one of the highest honors awarded by the university to any faculty member. To be considered for the professorship, the faculty member must demonstrate excellence in scholarship with a commitment to students, have a proven interest in th e growth and success of their colleagues and an overall participation in university affairs.

Learn more about the impacts of Dr. Boutte, Dr. Benitez-Nelson and Professor zur Loye in their respective fields of research, innovative teaching and comprehensive mentoring.