May 24, 2012
CEDAR HILL, Texas–Associate Professor Robert Harris, Division Chair of the Arts and Science Division received the Samuel Marotta Faculty Ethics Award during the graduation ceremonies on May 10 in the Ellis Davis Field House at the Jesse Owens Memorial Complex. The honor was presented to him by Keith A. Pretty, president and CEO of Northwood University and TX Provost Dr. Kevin Fegan.
The purpose of the award is to recognize faculty members who, during their time at Northwood, most challenged their students’ thinking about the kind of moral issues they may face in their careers.
Mr. Bob Grubb, a Northwood alumnus, created and funded this award in honor of his stepfather, Sam Marotta. It is presented on all three Northwood campuses and at the DeVos Graduate School of Management annually.
The senior class members select the recipient of the Samuel Marotta Faculty Ethics Award, and are encouraged to consider these characteristics:
In the Classroom:
In and out of the Classroom:
The award includes a plaque which contains a poem and the sculpture entitled, “The Contract,” and a cash award of $2,000.
Harris is a resident of Cedar Hill. He earned his B.A. degree in English and Spanish from North Texas State University and received and MLA from Southern Methodist University.