Hunt named TC’s Hiebert Award winner

Karol Hunt has received the Clarence R. Hiebert Excellence in Teaching Award for 2005-06.

The award was acknowledged at the Tabor College Appreciation Dinner on Monday, May 22.

The award is given annually to a member of the Tabor College faculty who best exemplifies the qualities of excellent teaching.

Those qualities include a strong Christian commitment, a record of excellence in teaching at least three years at Tabor, evidence of integrating faith and learning and contribution to the overall academic climate.

Hunt is professor of physical education, chair of the Division of Education, Society Science and Applied Arts and chair of the Physical Education Department.

She also is head men’s and women’s cross-country coach.

The honor includes a plaque and a cash award.

Hunt earned her bachelor’s degree from Pillsbury College in 1974. She earned her master’s degree from Mankato State University in 1978, and her doctoral degree from the University of Iowa in 1983.

She joined the Tabor College faculty in 1987 as assistant professor of physical education and became associate professor of physical education in 2001. She earned the title of professor in 2002. She also served as the interim vice president for academics in 2005.

Her coaching responsibilities have included head women’s volleyball coach, assistant women’s softball coach, head women’s softball coach, assistant track coach and head men’s and women’s track and field coach.

Past recipients of the Hiebert Award are Allen Hiebert, 2000; Judy Harder, 2001; Lynn Jost, 2002; David Faber, 2003; Frank Brenneman, 2004; and Aleen Ratzlaff, 2005.

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