OGDEN, Utah – Kent Van De Graaff, zoology professor at Weber State University, has been named the university’s 2004 John S. Hinckley Fellow.
Van De Graaff, who earned his bachelor's degree from Weber State in 1965, has been a member of the faculty since 1995. In addition to teaching zoology, he serves as pre-med advisor and is the author of several textbooks on human anatomy that are used in college courses across the country.
Since 1991, the Hinckley award has been bestowed upon a member of the WSU faculty who has excelled in teaching, scholarship and service.
The university also announced the WSU String Project is the recipient of this year's Exemplary Collaboration Award. Coordinated by music professor and chair of the Department of Performing Arts, Michael Palumbo, the WSU String Project is an outreach program that teaches students about playing and performing with string instruments.
Both awards will be formally presented at a luncheon to be held at noon Feb. 27 in the Shepherd Union Ballroom.
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