Writing and Linguistics professor Eric Nelson (right) accepts the 2009 Ruffin Cup from Dean Michael R. Smith
Selection of Ruffin Cup Recipients
The Ruffin Cup recognizes the highest achievement in teaching, scholarship, and service in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. It is awarded annually to a teacher-scholar with at least ten years of service to Georgia Southern who has combined excellent teaching with outstanding contributions to the spirit of the liberal arts.
In April of each year, the dean asks faculty members to submit nominations for Ruffin Cup recipients no later than May 3.
The Dean reviews these nominations with an advisory committee and then, meeting jointly with at least one department chair or senior faculty member, chooses that year’s recipient.
The recipient of the Ruffin Cup is announced at the first college faculty meeting of the academic year.