Rachel Moore Receives Prestigious Piper Professor AwardMay 9, 2003
Rachel Moore, senior lecturer in the department of English at Baylor University, has been selected as a Piper Professor for 2003 by the Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation. As a recipient of the award, Moore will receive an honorarium of $5,000 as well as a certificate and gold pin.
Each year, the Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation recognizes 15 faculty members from accredited two- and four-year institutions in Texas for superior teaching at the college level. Participation in the Piper Professor program is by invitation only and, to be eligible, candidates must be nominated through their college or university President's Office.
"I am elated and grateful to the Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation for this wonderful encouragement to university professors in Texas, and I am honored to be among these present and former distinguished recipients," Moore said at Baylor's recent faculty appreciation dinner, where Baylor President Robert B. Sloan Jr. recognized Moore as a recipient of the award.
Moore received her bachelor's degree from Mississippi College and her master's degree from Baylor. She began teaching in the university's English department in 1966. She is a member of the South Central Language Association and the Central Conference of Teachers of English.
She is a past recipient of numerous teaching awards, including the 1999 Collins Outstanding Professor award, Most Outstanding Baylor Teacher award, Mortar Board's Top Prof Award, Gamma Beta Phi Teacher Appreciation Award and the Student Congress Outstanding Teaching Award. In 1986, the Baylor chapter of Chi Omega sorority established The Rachel Hunter Moore Award for Outstanding Teaching, which is awarded to women faculty members at Baylor.
In addition to Moore, eight Baylor faculty members - Charles and Cornelia Smith, Daniel Sternberg, Glenn Capp, William James Bowman, Robert Reid, Calvin Kent and Robert Baird - have been designated Piper Professors since the award's inception in 1958.