SOUTHERN FACULTY HONORED IN WHO’S WHO
(March 20, 2001) - Five faculty members of Florida Southern College
(FSC) will appear in the sixth edition of Who’s Who Among America’s
the book’s compilers, only 2.5 percent of the nation’s college teachers
are honored in this publication. Nominations may come only from
students who themselves are listed in Who’s Who Among American
High School Students or The National Dean’s List, and students
may nominate only one teacher from their entire academic experience.
Dr. Paula R. Buck, professor and chair of the English department.
Buck has been with Florida Southern for 20 years. "I was surprised
and profoundly honored by the students’ thoughtfulness," she
said about being chosen for Who’s Who. "I really, truly
like my students. Cliché or not, I learn as much from them as I
try to teach them."
M. Giles, political science professor. "What makes this
recognition special is that I was chosen by a student who was a
major in my discipline and enrolled in every course I teach,"
Giles stated. She enjoys making a positive contribution in students’
lives, she says. "I have a plaque in my office with the inscription,
‘To teach is to touch a life forever,’ which serves as a great inspiration
to me." Giles has taught at FSC since 1986.
A. Hardin, associate professor of business administration.
Hardin, who has a law degree, teaches business law and legal research
and writing. She began at FSC in 1988. "Nothing is more fulfilling
than seeing the light come on in students’ faces when they finally
grasp a difficult concept," Hardin says. "I work very
hard at trying to make the ‘law’ come alive for my students."
R. Lebrenz, professor of economics and business. Lebrenz said
he does not know who nominated him, but he’s very appreciative that
they did. "I love it when students feel comfortable in coming
to me, and trust me to keep their confidences," he said. Lebrenz
has been with FSC since 1987.
E. Ross, associate professor of business administration. On
being chosen for "Who’s Who," Ross said, "One of
the greatest rewards of being a teacher is to know that I made an
impact on students’ lives." Ross has been with FSC for seven
Florida Southern College is a four-year, private, co-educational
liberal arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church.
The college offers more than 40 undergraduate majors and a master
of business administration degree accredited by the Commission on
Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Located
in Lakeland, Fla., the college is home to the largest one-site collection
of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture in the world.