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Shantá Hinton Receives William Small Award

Dr. Hinton (center with white coat) at Open Lab (see related links story)

On April 13, Associate Professor of Biology Shantá Hinton was awarded the William Small Award for Faculty Excellence by The Society for the College. The William Small Award remembers the contributions of 18th-century professor and Thomas Jefferson teacher William Small.

This is the second annual award given by The Society for the College, an independent alumni organization that receives no funding from the College. The Society notes that "Since joining the College in 2010, Hinton has demonstrated a deep commitment to both classroom teaching and to research in a lab environment. She embodies a commitment to students in the natural sciences reminiscent of that of the award’s namesake, Professor Small, who was the first-ever natural sciences professor at the College."

Read Sarah Smith's Flat Hat article about the award ceremony, and learn more about the Society of the College.