Inspirers and Igniters

Perhaps the best view of the winners of the Trustee Teaching Excellence Awards comes from inside the classroom. Students thrive on faculty commitment and creativity. So, when Professor of Drama Thomas S. Turgeon and Assistant Professor of Classics Adam C. Serfass received this year's teaching awards at the Honors Day convocation in April, the Bulletin asked some of their former students to reflect on what makes these professors so effective.

Turgeon, who won the senior award (for a professor who has been at Kenyon for at least ten years), teaches a wide range of courses in acting and theater history. A faculty member since 1972, he's also admired as a gifted director and actor, as well as a translator of Molière and other French playwrights.

Serfass, who won the junior award (for a professor in his first ten years at the College) has been a member of the faculty since 2002. He teaches courses in Greek, Latin, and ancient history.

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