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Dr. McGee Recognized by Congress for Teaching Award

Sep 30, 2011

Dr. Peggy Ratliff, dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, and Mr. Michael Brenan (center), chair of the SCICU, present the Excellence in Teaching Award to  Dr. Isaiah McGee.

Dr. Isaiah McGee has been recognized by Congress for receiving the 2009 South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities’ Excellence in Teaching Award.

The accomplishment entered Congressional Record on Tuesday, June 9, by House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn. Dr. McGee was also recognized as the director of Claflin University Concert Choir.

“Madam Speaker, I invite you and my colleagues to join me today in applauding the tremendous accomplishments of Dr. Isaiah McGee,” Rep. Clyburn says in the citation. “He is an extraordinary example of an educator who inspires intellectuial curiosity and demands outside enrichment to ensure his students reach their full potential. This award is well deserved and is recognition of a job well done.”

Dr. McGee, who was recently appointed chair of the music department at Claflin, received the award at SCICU’s fourth annual banquet in April. He was awarded a certificate and a grant for $3,000 to be used for professional development opportunities.

SCICU is a non-profit organization established in 1953 with the primary mission of promoting independent higher education in South Carolina. The 20-member institutions of SCICU educate more than 33,000 students each year.

A native of Anderson, S.C., Dr. McGee has been a member of the Claflin University faculty since 1997.


To Read the Congressional Record Recognizing Dr. McGee, Click Here.

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