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TREUTING RECEIVES LSUA ENDOWED PROFESSORSHIP

Released: 05/09/2000

<p> Louisiana State University at Alexandria presented endowed professorships to faculty members recently. The awards were presented by Mrs. Ethma Odum, president-elect of the LSUA Foundation. Louisiana State University at Alexandria presented endowed professorships to faculty members recently. The awards were presented by Mrs. Ethma Odum, president-elect of the LSUA Foundation. </p><p> Dr. Mary Boone Treuting, of Marksville, received The Huie-Dellmon Trust Endowed Professorship in Liberal Arts and Science. Treuting has been a faculty member at LSUA for five years and holds the rank of associate professor of psychology. She currently serves on a variety of university committees including the Faculty Senate and the Child Care Committee. She is chairperson of the Early Childhood Education Degree Committee and is the vice chair for the LSU Board of Supervisors Faculty Advisory Committee. </p><p>

"Learning occurs everywhere and teaching is an interaction that challenges us to think and that subsequently changes us in some way," Treuting said. To promote effective interactions, she works to cultivate a knowledge of the subject matter, the relevance of the material, an accountability to the discipline, personal reflection and self-awareness, and enthusiasm. </p><p> Treuting plans to use the professorship funds to establish a Best Practices model of academic training for Early Childhood educators in conjunction with the LSUA Children&acute;s Center. She will visit model programs and then develop an Early Childhood Education Practicum course for LSUA students. </p><p> Dr. Treuting is married to J. B. Treuting of Marksville and has three sons. </p><p> Endowed professorships are established with private donations of $60,000 which are matched with $40,000 from the Board of Regents Support Fund. The LSUA Endowed Professorship program is designed to encourage and reward outstanding teaching, scholarly activity and contributions to LSUA and the community. Recipients receive a salary supplement and funds for equipment, travel and faculty development. </p><p> For more information about the LSUA Endowed Professorship program, contact Melissa C. LaBorde , executive director of the LSUA Foundation, at 473-6472. </p>