Business Law Lecturer Wins 2007 Collins Award

April 25, 2007
News Photo 4071Martha C. Agee, senior lecturer in business law, is the 2007 Collins Award recipient.

by Paige Patton, coordinator of news and information, (254) 710-3321

Professor Martha C. Agee, senior lecturer in business law, was selected as the 2006-2007 Collins Outstanding Professor award recipient. She will present a public lecture at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 10, in Kayser Auditorium, titled "Law and Ethics in our Daily Lives: The Green and Golden Rule," where she will focus on common lawsuits and how to avoid them or resolve them in a Christian and ethical manner.

"I am thrilled to receive this award from the students and am honored that they feel that what I have taught them is beneficial," said Agee.

Agee joined the faculty at Baylor in 1997 and teaches business law in the undergraduate program and healthcare law and international law in the graduate program. She also teaches public and private seminars related to purchasing, contracts and other business law topics and conducts a review course for the business law portions of the CPA examination. Agee has also been involved in numerous Baylor committees and activities and is a faculty sponsor for Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. She is a member of Columbus Avenue Baptist Church, where she has served on many committees. Volunteer activities in the community have included the Junior League of Waco, Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the Learning Disabilities Association of McLennan County.

She was named an outstanding faculty member at Baylor in 2006 for teaching and received the Teaching Excellent Award in 2005 from the Hankamer School of Business. She was recently honored as the most popular professor in the business school.

"To know that my students appreciate what I do is marvelous," Agee said. "This award caps off a great year and confirms that this is where God wants me to be. I'm able to bring all my experience together and do the work He wants me to do, and that's really what it's all about."

Agee attended McLennan Community College, graduated from Baylor with a bachelor of business administration degree in accounting, and practiced as a Certified Public Accountant for 10 years, working in managerial accounting. She practiced managerial accounting for private retail corporations and the Heart of Texas Region M.H.M.R. Center. She returned to school and completed the juris doctor degree from Baylor Law School in 1988. Agee was an attorney with Baker, Selman, Hancock, Lynn and Pollard, the law offices of Derrel Luce and the City of Waco prior to joining the Baylor faculty.

The Collins Outstanding Professor program was funded in 1994 by the Carr P. Collins Foundation to honor outstanding teachers at Baylor University. Recipients are chosen annually by a senior class vote, receive a cash award, and deliver an open lecture on the Baylor campus.

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