For more than 25 years,the Winthrop University Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi has selected one or two outstanding faculty members to receive the annual Excellence in Teaching Award. This award is entirely student-directed;any student may nominate a faculty member. The selection committee is composed of five student members of the Phi Kappa Phi honor society. The recipient is selected on the basis of knowledge and presentation of the subject, enthusiasm, fairness, encouragement and motivation of students, concern for students, and overall effectiveness as a teacher. This year, the selection committee received more than 100 student nominations.Boland was presented with the award during the spring PKP induction ceremony, April 9, at the College of Education Auditorium.