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Teaching Awards 2009

Dagate Receives LSUHSC Copping Award

In the LSU System, the Allen A Copping Excellence in Teaching Award is the highest award given for teaching and is, therefore, a coveted honor. Dr. John Dagate is the winner of the 2009 award. He is associate professor in the Department of Comprehensive Dentistry and Biomaterials. He is also director of the LSUSD Dental Clinic at the Huey P. Long Medical Center in Alexandria.

The award is named for Dr. Copping, a much beloved former dean of LSUSD who also served as chancellor of the LSU Health Sciences Center and president of the LSU System. The purpose is to applaud teachers who exemplify the highest ideals of teaching, demonstrate a lifelong quest for discovery and inspire their students.

Golden Apples for Teaching Excellence

A proud academic tradition at LSUSD is to recognize, encourage and document superior teaching. Thus, at the end of each school year, students in dentistry, dental hygiene and dental laboratory technology select the teachers they consider outstanding.

The result of this selection process is the awarding of the Golden Apple Awards for Excellence in Teaching. Winners for 2009 are Drs. Toby Cheramie, Philip Carruth, T.G. Sarphie, Ms. Danna Necaise and Mr. Lawrence Frye.

Dr. Cheramie is director of the senior clinic and assistant professor in the Department of Comprehensive Dentistry and Biomaterials. Dr. Carruth is assistant professor in the Department of Prosthodontics. Dr. Sarphie recently retired from the Department of Anatomy. Mrs. Necaise is assistant professor in the dental hygiene program of the Department of Comprehensive Dentistry and Biomaterials. Mr. Frye is clinical associate in the dental laboratory technology program.

A total of six awards are given: one for each of the four dental classes, one for the dental hygiene program, and one for the dental laboratory technology program. This year, a unique situation occurred when both second- and third-year dental students selected Dr. Carruth. He, therefore, received two Golden Apples.

 

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