TGriffith USA0714 Biology professor Griffith receives Curry Award for Faculty Excellence

Provost Rosemary Allen presents Curry Award to Timothy Griffith at GC Founders Day Convocation. (Photo: Paul Atkinson, Rockledge Photography)

GEORGETOWN, KY – Timothy Griffith, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biology is this year’s recipient of Georgetown College’s prestigious Curry Award for Faculty Excellence. The 2013 winner was announced at the annual Founders Day Convocation on Tuesday which officially opens the College’s spring academic term.

Citing Dr. Griffith’s excellent teaching, exemplary research, and extraordinary faculty service, Provost Rosemary Allen, in revealing the selection, called him “a multi-million dollar asset as the lead author of successful grants received from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and a star since the moment he arrived on campus in the behind-the-scenes support” of the College. Dr. Griffith joined the faculty in 2005.

The Curry Award is named in honor of Dr. Ralph Curry and Dr. Gwen Curry, two long-time leaders of the Georgetown College faculty and former chairs of the English department.  It is intended to recognize three elements of faculty life that were important to the Currys: service to faculty, excellence in scholarship, and dedication to students. It is one of three significant awards to faculty each year.

The other two are the John Walker Manning Award given at opening convocation in the fall to a faculty member who excels in mentorship of students and the Cawthorne Award given at commencement to the faculty member who is recognized as an outstanding teacher.