Dr. Carmen Acevedo Butcher, associate professor of English, was awarded the President's Award for Excellence in Teaching and Scholarship. Recognized also as the 2006 Georgia Professor of they Year by the Carnegie Foundation and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, Dr. Butcher earned her Ph.D. and masters degree from the University of Georgia. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Shorter College. Serving as the colleges scholar in residence, she has recently published four books and has served on Shorters faculty since 2002.
Mrs. Jennifer Kellogg Sikes, assistant professor of English, was awarded the Vulcan Materials Company Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership Award. Sikes earned a Bachelor of Arts from Shorter College and a masters degree from Clemson University. She has been a member of Shorters faculty since 2001; in addition to her teaching responsibilities, she has served as director of Shorters writing center and faculty adviser to Shorters literary magazine, The Chimes