The Tulane Unified Commencement Ceremony is the pinnacle event of the academic year but it not only recognizes graduates — it also is an opportunity to honor the university’s best teachers.
During the ceremony on Saturday (May 14), two faculty members will receiving 2016 President’s Awards for Graduate and Professional Teaching. They are William Balée, professor, Department of Anthropology, and Rajunor Ettarh, professor and vice chair for education, Department of Structural and Cellular Biology in the School of Medicine. These honors recognize faculty members with a compelling record of excellence in teaching, learning and research, and a commitment to educational excellence. Each receives a special medal and $5,000. (Photos by Paula Burch-Celentano)