Copping AwardsFaculty selected for Allen A. Copping Excellence in Teaching honors.

Friday, Umer Receive Awards

Ellen Friday Sarwat Umer


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The 2017 Allen A. Copping Excellence in Teaching Awards, the most prestigious award given by the institution, were presented during graduation May 27. Dr. Sarwat Umer, Assistant Professor of Medicine & Pediatrics, received the award for clinical faculty and Dr. R. Ellen Friday, Assistant Professor of Medicine, was the basic science faculty award winner. The winners are chosen by their leaders, colleagues and students. These faculty members are “gifted in imparting knowledge, skills and a lifelong quest for discovery and who inspire the young men and women in whose capable hands will rest the health and well-being of the people of Louisiana for years to come,” Dr. Jane Eggerstedt, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs,  said during the commencement ceremony at Centenary College’s Gold Dome.