Two AAE Professors inducted into Purdue's 'Book of Great Teachers'

The names of 49 Purdue University professors were added to the Book of Great Teachers, which honors outstanding teaching faculty who has demonstrated sustained excellence in the classroom.

 Purdue President France A. Córdova and Provost Randy Woodson recognized the honorees at the August 28 induction which occurs once every five years.

AAE Professors Steven Collicott and James Longuski were honored at this ceremony. To be included in the Book of Great Teachers, professors and former professors must have served on the Purdue faculty at least 10 years. Honorees include past recipients of university wide teaching excellence awards and those nominated by students, alumni and colleagues.

"These professors are passionate about teaching and are making a difference in the lives of students both inside and outside the classroom," Woodson said. "This honor reflects our commitment to excellence in teaching and the faculty that embody this every day."

The book, a bronze and walnut wall display in the west foyer of the union, was first unveiled in 1999 with 225 current and former faculty honorees. The last ceremony was held in 2003, when 42 faculty members were added to the book.