posted April 21, 1999

Stephen Hemenway Honored

Dr. Stephen I. Hemenway of the Hope College English faculty has received an award for "Innovative Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Technology."

          He was one of 64 educators from around the world
  to be honored.  The awards were presented during the "Tenth
  International Conference on College Teaching and Learning,"
  held on Wednesday-Saturday, April 14-17, at Florida
  Community College at Jacksonville.
          As an award recipient, Hemenway made a
  presentation on creativity in the classroom.  His title
  played on the Y2K abbreviation, "Why Two K Concepts May
  Spark New Millennium Teaching," and he likened instructors
  and institutions to kaleidoscopes:  imaginative and
  fostering of wonder.
          He explored ways that instructors and institutions
  can work together to engage and educate students
  effectively.  He discussed different approaches that he
  uses, such as "nonpaper" projects and interactive learning
  experiences, and faculty support that Hope provides, such as
  teaching workshops and faculty mentoring programs.
          A member of the Hope faculty since 1972, Hemenway
  has received a variety of honors in recognition of his
  teaching.  In 1991, he was named Michigan's "Professor of
  the Year" by the Council for Advancement and Support of
  Education.  In 1990, he received a "Sears-Roebuck Foundation
  Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership" award.  In 1977,
  he received the "Hope Outstanding Professor Educator" award
  from the graduating class.
          He has led the college's Vienna Summer School
  since 1976.  On behalf of his work with the program, he
  received the Knight's Cross of the Republic of Austria in
  1991.
          His activities also include founding, and serving
  as faculty advisor for, the college's Environmental Issues
  Group.
          Hemenway holds his bachelor's degree from College
  of the Holy Cross, a master's from Boston College and a
  doctorate from the University of Illinois.