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May 19, 2009

Ed LaMonte receives outstanding educator award at Birmingham-Southern

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Dr. Edward LaMonte, Howell Heflin Professor of Political Science and director of the Office of International Programs at Birmingham-Southern College, was presented with the annual Outstanding Educator Award during the college's 150th Commencement ceremony on May 17.

The award is given to an outstanding member of the BSC faculty based upon recommendations by his or her colleagues. It recognizes a faculty member who is characterized by excellence in all aspects of teaching, including classroom performance and student advising. The award includes a $2,500 cash stipend and an invitation to serve as speaker at the 2010 Commencement.

LaMonte, who is retiring this month after 22 years of service at the college, joined the BSC faculty in 1987. He also has served as coordinator of the international studies minor and taught in the Master of Arts in Public and Private Management Program at BSC. Prior to joining the faculty at the college, LaMonte was a senior staff member to Birmingham's Mayor Richard Arrington Jr. from 1979-87. He was a faculty member in political science and urban affairs at UAB from 1969-79.

LaMonte holds a master's degree and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago and an undergraduate degree from Harvard College.

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