In a ceremony held on Tuesday, March 3, Economics Lecturer and Director of Undergraduate Studies Darshak Patel was presented with the UK Alumni Association 2020 Great Teacher Award.
Initiated in 1961, UK’s Great Teacher Award is the longest-running UK award recognizing teaching. In order to receive the award, educators must first be nominated by a student. The UK Alumni Association Great Teacher Award Committee, in cooperation with the student organization Omicron Delta Kappa, then makes the final selection. Recipients receive an engraved plaque and stipend.
The 2020 Great Teachers were honored at the UK Alumni Association Great Teacher Award Recognition Dinner at the Hyatt Regency in Lexington. Each received a $4,000 stipend, and they were recognized during the Tennessee vs. Kentucky men’s basketball game that evening.
Read more about Patel and the other award recipients on UKNOW.