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McAndrew Receives Caterpillar Faculty Achievement Award
In recognition of outstanding teaching, research and campus involvement
June 11, 2003

Presentation of the Caterpillar Faculty Achievement Award
 -- citation by Knox Trustee S.C. Banwart, vice president of Caterpillar Inc

It is my distinct pleasure on behalf of the men and women of Caterpillar to announce this year's winner of the Caterpillar Faculty Achievement Award. The Caterpillar Faculty Achievement Award is given annually to a Knox College faculty member whose record of performance is outstanding. The winner of the prize is chosen by the personnel committee, an elected faculty body.

The choice of the winner is made because of extraordinary accomplishment in teaching, research or creative activity, and service. In addition to receiving this special recognition from the Knox faculty, the winner also receives a cash stipend from the Caterpillar Foundation.

This year's winner is Frank McAndrew, the Cornelia H. Dudley Professor of Psychology.

Frank McAndrew joined the Knox faculty in 1979 as instructor in psychology. Since then he has moved up through the ranks of the faculty by establishing a record of teaching, scholarship and service that is a model for the College. A stalwart of the College's first year preceptorial program, his teaching in psychology ranges from History and Systems, to Industrial/Organizational Psychology, to Social Psychology. In large lectures, small seminars, and through individual mentoring, Dr. McAndrew has established himself as one of the College's premier educators. In 1998, he was named Cornelia H. Dudley Professor of Psychology.

Dr. McAndrew's scholarly record is a marvel. An expert in environmental psychology and non-verbal communication, his publication record is unusual in its scope and quantity. He has published nearly three dozen articles in premier psychology journals or as chapters in books. His research has taken him to Ireland and to South Africa, where he was visiting professor at the University of Pretoria in 1996.

Frank McAndrew's achievements have not only benefited his discipline and his students, but they have also enriched the experiences of his colleagues. He founded the Environmental Studies Program at Knox in 1993, and directed it during its first 7 years. He served as department head for a decade and has been appointed or elected to nearly every major faculty committee. He has also twice served as chair of the steering committee and principal author of the College's self-study report for re-accreditation through the North Central Association. And for 12 years, he was head coach of the College's wrestling team.

Knox College has benefited substantially from Frank McAndrew's sustained excellence in the classroom, laboratory, research field and wrestling arena. The College is a better place because of him.


Peter Bailley
309 341 7715

Photo: Knox trustee S.C. Banwart, vice president of Caterpillar Inc., presents the Caterpillar Faculty Achievement Award to psychology professor Frank McAndrew (left).
Frank McAndrew, Sid Banwart

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