The Cothran Center for Vocational Reflection has opened the nomination process for the 2018 James H. “Jim” Smart Award for Fostering Vocational Exploration & Reflection.
The Jim Smart Award is designed to encourage vocational exploration and reflection by Furman students through the recognition of faculty and staff who exemplify this work in their teaching, advising, mentoring, service, public engagement and/or other aspects of their roles at the university.
This award celebrates the memory of Jim Smart, a longtime history professor at Furman, who was known for his passion for teaching and learning, his dedication to student development, and the importance he placed on students’ exploration of values and purposeful living, especially in the context of Furman University as a liberal arts college that focuses on a holistic approach to education. This award is made possible by a gift from Jim’s wife, Bonnie Smart.
Last year, professor of Spanish and English department chair David Bost, the Carey Shepard Crantford Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures, received the award. Nominations are being accepted for qualified candidates for this year’s award until Oct. 1 and can be submitted online.
More information can be found at the Cothran Center website.