Harder recognized for excellence

Judy Harder, associate professor of communications and drama director, has been named the 2000-2001 recipient of the Tabor College’s Clarence Hiebert Excellence in Teaching Award.

The award was announced at the college’s annual Appreciation Banquet May 11. The honor includes a $2,500 cash award, given by an anonymous donor.

The award is given annually to a member of the Tabor faculty who best exemplifies the qualities of excellent teaching: a strong Christian commitment; a record of excellence in teaching, as shown by peer and student reviews; evidence of integrating faith and learning; and a commitment to Tabor as an institution, as shown by support of departments outside one’s own area.

Harder graduated from Tabor in 1968 with a degree in English and secondary education. She later earned a master of arts in communications from Wichita State University.

Harder has served in her current position since 1990. She also is chair of the communications department.

“Judy Harder has been a creative and energetic theatre director, caring mentor to students, strong presence in the classroom, and servant to the academic community,” said Howard Keim, vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty. “She embodies many of the qualities we desire in our faculty.”

Harder was nominated and selected by faculty members, administrators, students and alumni representatives.

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