ENRON TEACHING EXCELLENCE AWARD
ALVAREZ MAKES HISTORY
Luis Alvarez’s history classes are about more than the past.
They are about relationships, connections and the future. An assistant
professor of history, Alvarez has made his mark as a historian and
scholar, receiving a 2005 Enron Teaching Excellence Award.
Student Mary Angela Kirby-Calder said, “We reach the goals
of the course with an appreciation for the process and the end result.”
Alvarez’s enthusiasm for history and culture fuel his innovative
“If students leave my classes with a realization that history,
culture and society are complex and often contradictory, and that
part of their job as scholars is to make sense of and participate
in those complexities and differences, I have added to their journey
of education and self-discovery,” Alvarez said.
The award carries with it a trophy and a $5,000 check from an endowment
established by the Enron Corp. Nominees must be tenured/tenure track
faculty demonstrating excellence in teaching.
Staff writer Marisa Ramirez