FSC professor receives Lover of Wisdom Award
LAKELAND, Fla. (May 16, 2005) — Dr. Timothy Toops, assistant professor of education at Florida Southern College, received the Lover of Wisdom Award during the college’s annual Honors Convocation held April 20. Toops has taught at Florida Southern since 2000.
The Lover of Wisdom Award is given each year to a member of the faculty or staff who displays, and helps to perpetuate, a great appreciation for wisdom. Candidates are nominated by members of Phi Eta Sigma, the freshman honor society, based on their love of their discipline, their enthusiasm, usually in a teaching capacity, and how much they encourage and "push" students to do their best.
About Florida Southern College
Founded in 1885, Florida Southern College is a private, comprehensive, United Methodist college with a liberal arts core. The college maintains its commitment to academic excellence through 38 undergraduate majors and distinctive graduate programs in business administration, education, and nursing. Florida Southern has a 14:1 student/faculty ratio, provides strong student/faculty mentorship programs, boasts 24 NCAA Division II national championships, and is ranked by U. S. News and World Report as one of the top ten Southern Comprehensive Colleges-Bachelors. Located on scenic Lake Hollingsworth, Florida Southern is the home of the world’s largest single-site collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture.