News & Notes

Dr. Sarah Mordan-McCombs '03 was awarded the the Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award at Franklin College today during the college's commencement exercises in Indiana.

"Whenever a student comes along who is genuinely excited about learning, it’s invigorating as a professor," Mordan-McCombs says in a forthcoming profile of her work as a professor and cancer researcher at the college. "It reminds me why I was so excited to be a teacher in the first place."

"The award is given to a faculty member who exhibits excellence in mastery of subject and works well with students," notes the Johnson County Daily Journal.

Mordan-McCombs, who played cello in the DePauw University Orchestra and clarinet in Tiger Pep Band, continues to be involved in her alma mater, just a couple hours from Franklin. She advises the Tiger Bands and has presented her research in DePauw seminars. The Science Research Fellows has hosted her talks about getting into graduate programs.

She also plays in the Franklin Community Band and the Hendricks Symphony Orchestra.