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BYU professor regional winner of Collegiate Scholars' Inspire Integrity Award

A Brigham Young University professor of physiology and developmental biology received regional recognition from the National Society of Collegiate Scholars’ Inspire Integrity Award.

Ward Rhees was one of 15 regional winners selected as finalists for the national awards. The society awards three faculty members in each of the five regions in the United States.

“The society said that my nomination placed me in the company of the most influential educators in the nation, and that I should take pride in my role in improving my community, campus and individual students,” Rhees said.

The National Society of Collegiate Scholars’ Inspire Integrity Awards is the only national student-nominated faculty awards program. These awards are presented to full-time university faculty who have, through their lessons and actions, made a significant impact on the lives of their students and instilled a high degree of personal and academic integrity.

Nominated faculty members wrote a brief essay on the concept of integrity and its meaning to them. Each of the regional finalists received an award and a personal stipend of $250. The National Society of Collegiate Scholars has more than 650,000 lifetime members and 228 chapters in all 50 states.

Rhees teaches human physiology and has taught zoology at BYU. He has also worked as a visiting professor at The Brain Research Institute of the University of California in Los Angeles. He has been recognized with the Award for Distinguished Contribution for Accessibility, the Alumni Professorship Award, the Outstanding Faculty Member and the Karl G. Maeser General Education Professorship Award.

He received his bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from the University of Utah and his doctorate in physiology from Colorado State University, and he did postdoctoral work in anatomy at the University of Utah.

For more information, contact Ward Rhees at (801) 422-2158.

Writer: Angela Fischer

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