posted October 15, 2006

Professor Chuck Green Honored by Students

Dr. Chuck Green of the Hope College faculty has received the 11th annual "Favorite Faculty/Staff Member" award presented by the student body.
Green received the award on Saturday, Oct. 14, during halftime of the college's Homecoming football game at Holland Municipal Stadium.

Recipients of the "Favorite Faculty/Staff Member" award are chosen through a vote open to the entire student body and conducted at the same time as elections for the Homecoming court and king and queen. The students are not provided with a list of candidates for the award, but rather are asked to write in the name of the person that they feel should be honored. The award was first presented in 1996.

Green, a member of the Hope faculty since 1983, is a professor of psychology and director of the college's Phelps Scholars Program and First-Year Seminar program. The award is the second major campus honor that he has received within the past six months. In early May he was presented the college's seventh annual "Vanderbush-Weller Development Fund" award for strong, positive impact on students.

Green has directed the Phelps Scholars Program since 1998. The Phelps Scholars Program is an academic program for first-year students interested in learning about issues of race and culture. They take one course together each semester, live in the same residence hall, participate in discussions and workshops, take part in service projects and engage in various social activities.

He has directed the First-Year Seminar program since 2002. Established in 1997, the program is designed to provide an intellectual framework for pursuing college with an emphasis on class discussion that is geared toward making the students become active participants in their learning. Every Hope student enrolls in one of the seminars during his or her first year at the college. This fall, Hope has offered 40 First-Year Seminars on a variety of topics.

Green was director of the college's Carl Frost Center for Social Science Research from 1992 to 1999. His active involvement in the college's academic program has included service in the past as director of the educational assessment program and as co-coordinator of the general education program, and chairing the committee concerned with restructuring the college's core curriculum in the mid-1990s. He delivered the college's Opening Convocation address in 1999.

He was on the planning committee for the first Ottawa Area Summit on Racism. He has volunteered with several local organizations and agencies, including the Greater Holland United Way, the Holland Public Schools and the City of Holland, and is actively involved in his church, New Community Fourth Reformed Church.

Green received a Michigan Campus Compact (MCC) Faculty/Staff Community Service-Learning Award in February 2005, and in January 2003 received a
"Provost's Award for Service to the Academic Program" from the college.