STARKVILLE, Miss.--Instructor Whit Waide is the Mississippi State University Student Association's selection for its 2010-11 Professor of the Year Award.
The award is designed to identify the individual considered by the student body as the most influential teacher who makes an exceptional impact on their lives on a daily basis.
Since joining the faculty in 2006, Waide has taught law and government classes in the department of political science and public administration. He also serves as student pre-law adviser.
Additionally, he is a member of the campus Honor Code Council, chair of the publication board for the Reflector student newspaper and faculty adviser to Kappa Alpha social fraternity.
A West Point native, Waide is a graduate of Millsaps College and the University of Mississippi law school.
"We are honored to be able to present this award to such a deserving individual who earnestly works every day to have his students succeed while learning in a fun environment," said SA President Rhett Hobart.
"This award is a testament to the great dedication and passion Professor Waide shows for each of his students, as well as Mississippi State University," the Greenville junior added.
He said selections begin with an open nomination process, followed by a thorough evaluation of each nominee.
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