For more than a decade, numerous University of South Carolina Beaufort faculty members have been honored with the Carolina Trustee Professorship award. This year’s recipient is Babet Villena-Alvarez, Ph.D.
With a background in French and Spanish literature, Alvarez researches Language for Special/Specific Purposes (LSP). She is the chair of the Humanities and Fine Arts department and serves on eight councils/committees on campus, in the community and in her profession.
According to Alvarez, “Of the many committees I have chaired in the past, the most challenging and equally gratifying was when I was invited to lead the internal giving campaign for the USCB Family Fund last year. Our committee was able to encourage 62% more faculty and staff to participate as compared to the previous year.”
Faculty at all seven baccalaureate and regional campuses of the USC system are eligible for the Carolina Trustee Professorship Award. In addition to Alvarez, the following USCB faculty have been recognized as Carolina Trustee Professors: Gordon Haist (2011), Carl Eby (2009), Lynn Mulkey (2004), and Ronald Harshbarger (2001).
Alvarez has been at USCB since 1994 and has no plans of going elsewhere. “I am blessed to have a wonderful job in superb USCB campuses nestled among the South Carolina Sea Islands.”
For more information, please see http://www.sc.edu/provost/carolinatrustee.shtml#recipients.