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Professor Par Excellence

December 15, 2003

With enthusiasm, energy, and commitment, Professor of French Nicole Aas-Rouxparis has nurtured and challenged her students at Lewis & Clark College for more than a decade.

On November 21, she was honored on Capitol Hill as the 2002 Oregon Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.

“My students inspire me to keep finding more creative ways to teach,” says Aas-Rouxparis.

The U.S. Professors of the Year program salutes the nation’s top undergraduate instructors—those who excel as teachers and influence the lives and careers of their students.

“Professor Aas-Rouxparis teaches with passion and animation—as well as knowledge,” says Sara Sluszka ’04, one of her students and advisees. “She shows concern for students outside of class and always greets them with sincerity.”

Aas-Rouxparis’ research focuses on 20th-century French and Francophone literature, with a special emphasis on the study of minority voices in the French-speaking world. In 1991, she received the Burlington Northern Foundation Excellence in Teaching Award.

Look for a profile of Aas-Rouxparis in the next issue of theLewis & Clark College Chronicle.

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    Nicole Aas-Rouxparis, Oregon's Professor of the Year 2003
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