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May 29, 2012
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Baker instructor receives outstanding service award

Overland Park, Kan. — For 17 years, Joe Barnhill has occupied Baker University School of Professional and Graduate Studies economics and finance classrooms with skill and distinction. Last week, the Consortium for the Advancement of Adult Higher Education recognized his efforts by awarding him the 2012 Paul E. Hoffner Outstanding Service Award.Joe-Barnhill1

Previously this month, Barnhill was presented the Robert Campbell Outstanding Faculty Service Award, a prize that required nominations from Baker University students and faculty. One Robert Campbell award is issued annually for excellence in teaching by an adjunct faculty member.

“It was a real surprise,” Barnhill said. “I’m very honored to represent my peer faculty. It’s a very nice honor.”

Peggy Harris, dean of School of Professional and Graduate Studies, said she was thrilled for Barnhill and Baker.

“It’s a great testament to the talented faculty we have at BU,” she said. “It’s people like Joe that make Baker such a special place to pursue an education.

Barnhill is scheduled to deliver a video acceptance speech at the CAAHE awards banquet at 6 p.m. on June 14 in Kansas City.

Baker University is committed to assuring student learning and developing confident, competent and responsible contributors to society.