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August 21, 2008

Adams named the 2008 Recipient of the ULM Athletic Scholarship Foundation Academic Award

Dr. Mary E. Adams, assistant professor of English at ULM, was honored by her peers Thursday, Aug. 21, as the 2008 Recipient of the ULM Athletic Scholarship Foundation Academic Award.

The ULM Athletic Scholarship Foundation Academic Award was established to recognize faculty who make extra efforts to ensure a student-athlete’s academic success.

Each year, the student-athletes nominate faculty for the award. Former recipients of the Academic Award met to choose this year’s recipient, and the vote was unanimous.

Adams expressed her dedication to helping her students succeed. “My first love is teaching and being able to help student-athletes. When I see learning take place, it validates my efforts and makes me want to do even more.”

She received her undergraduate and master’s degrees from ULM and her Ph.D. in literary and cultural Studies with an emphasis in American studies from the University of Oklahoma in 2001. She has been a member of the university academic community as well as an employee in the public sector.

She is involved in her discipline locally, statewide, regionally and nationally. She has published or reviewed 14 documents, and she has presented at more than 17 conferences across the nation.

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