June 22, 2019

Excellent Undergraduate Teaching

Professor Sylvia López was the latest Beloit professor to receive the highest teaching honor given at the college: the James R. Underkofler Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award. 

  • Syliva Lopez, professor of Spanish, is surrounded by her students as she received the Underkofler Award in May.
    Amanda Reseburg

Professor Sylvia López, who holds the Harry C. Moore Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures, and teaches Spanish, was nominated for Beloit’s highest teaching honor by a committee of former Underkofler recipients and her students, who surrounded her in support when she was officially recognized in April. The Alliant Energy Foundation, a public utility holding company headquartered in Madison, Wis., created and funds the teaching award, named for a longtime Alliant Energy senior executive. The prize is awarded to outstanding professors teaching within the company’s service area.


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