28th Annual Montague-Center For Teaching Excellence Scholars Honored

Row 1: Dr. Juan-Carlos Baltazar; Dr. Rumya Putcha; Dr. Carly Blustein Gilson; Dr. Patrick Shamberger; Dr. Annie Newell-Fugate; Dr. Anne Shiu Row 2: Mrs. Vicki Montague; Dr. Matthew Ege; Dr. Chris Nowotarski; Dr. Kathrin Anson Dunlap; Mr. Jim Montague.

Row 1: Dr. Juan-Carlos Baltazar; Dr. Rumya Putcha; Dr. Carly Blustein Gilson; Dr. Patrick Shamberger; Dr. Annie Newell-Fugate; Dr. Anne Shiu Row 2: Mrs. Vicki Montague; Dr. Matthew Ege; Dr. Chris Nowotarski; Dr. Kathrin Anson Dunlap; Mr. Jim Montague.

By Sherri MacWillie, Texas A&M University Center for Teaching Excellence

The Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) has announced this year’s Montague-CTE Scholars, and nine Texas A&M University faculty members were honored Monday, Nov. 5 for their commitment to and potential for excellence in teaching. Texas A&M University President Michael K. Young, in his welcome address, shared that the true impact and legacy of each faculty member is realized through the success and accomplishments of their students.

The Montague-CTE Scholar award is named in honor of Kenneth Montague ’37, a distinguished alumnus and outstanding trustee of Texas A&M University Development Foundation, who had a long and storied career in the Texas oil industry. Ken and Judy Montague endowed a generous gift in 1991 to benefit the future “Ken Montagues,” Aggies who are life-long learners and contributors to their communities. The Center is deeply grateful to his son, Jim, and wife, Vicki, for their generous and continued support that recognizes excellence in teaching and learning at Texas A&M University.

The award is given annually to one tenure-track assistant professor from each College, based on their early success in and passion for teaching undergraduate students. Awardees receive a $6,500 grant to encourage further development of teaching excellence. This award has been granted to more than 260 faculty.

Dr. William (Bill) Perry, past TAMU Dean of Faculties, Mathematics Professor, Executive Associate Provost, and Vice Provost shared “The Montague-CTE Scholars program has enriched the lives of hundreds of faculty members and thousands of students. What Ken Montague envisioned so many years ago has come to pass in ways those of us present at the founding of the program could not have imagined. Thank you to everyone who supports this program with their time, talent, and gifts–you are making a difference for Texas A&M.”

The 2018-2019 Montague-Center for Teaching Excellence Scholars are:

  • Kathrin Anson Dunlap, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Department of Animal Science
  • Juan-Carlos Baltazar, College of Architecture, Department of Architecture
  • Carly Blustein Gilson, College of Education & Human Development, Department of Educational Psychology
  • Patrick Shamberger, College of Engineering, Department of Materials Science & Engineering
  • Chris Nowotarski, College of Geosciences, Department of Atmospheric Sciences
  • Rumya Putcha, College of Liberal Arts, Department of Performance Studies
  • Matthew Ege, Mays Business School, Department of Accounting
  • Anne Shiu, College of Science, Department of Mathematics
  • Annie Newell-Fugate, College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences,     Department of Veterinary Physiology & Pharmacology

For more information on the Montague-CTE Scholars program, please visit the Center’s website at CTE.TAMU.EDU or contact smacwillie@tamu.edu.


Media Contact: Sherri MacWillie, 979-862-1655, smacwillie@tamu.edu.


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