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Dr. Carole Taxis Receives Texas Exes Teaching Award

Posted: Feb. 18, 2011

Teaching award winner Carole Taxis holding the award

Teaching award winner Carole Taxis with Richard Leshin, president of the Texas Exes,
Dr. Gayle Timmerman, assistant dean of nursing and Provost Steve Leslie

Dr. Carole Taxis, associate professor of clinical nursing, has received the 2011 Texas Exes Teaching Award, which recognizes top professors and teaching assistants on campus.

The $1,000 award was presented at a recent event at the Etter-Harbin Alumni Center.

Each year the Texas Exes give a voice to university students and allow them to choose the best professors and teaching assistants on campus. This year, student chose 27 teachers as the recipients of the Texas Exes Teaching Award.

"The Texas Exes are pleased to present the prestigious Texas Exes Teaching Awards, not only because the award recognizes top professors and teaching assistants on campus, but also because the recipients are chosen by students of this great university," said Bill McCausland, interim executive director of the Texas Exes.

Taxis teaches courses on nursing education, as well as nursing ethics, culture and mental health issues in the delivery of healthcare services. Her clinical work has focused primarily on providing care and resources to terminally ill patients and their families, among other health issues.

Since 1982, the Texas Exes have honored a faculty member and graduate instructor in each school and college who has had a positive influence on the educational experience of university students. After accepting nominations from the student body, a student committee from each school reviews the nominations and selects that school's recipients.

Texas Exes Teaching Awards Video

Video Editing by: Taylor McCausland