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AU Alum Receives Distinguished Teacher Award

     Anderson School District 2 choral director Dr. Keith Timms, a 1982 graduate of (then) Anderson College, was the recipient of the C. F. Reames Distinguished Teacher Award at AU’s recent spring graduation ceremony. Timms, a 23-year veteran of the teaching profession, taught for 17 years at Crescent High School and Starr-Iva Middle School and is currently at Belton-Honea Path High School, where he has taught music for the past six years. In 2007, Timms was named Anderson County School District #2 Teacher of the Year.

Timms Receives Teaching Award

Dr. Keith Timms receives C.F. Reames Distinguished Teacher Award

      Following graduation from Anderson College with an associate’s degree in music, Timms earned a bachelor’s degree from Erskine, a master’s degree from Furman University, and a doctorate from Shenandoah University Conservatory. Dr. Timms also studied at the Juilliard School of Music in New York City   

            Timms’ choral students have performed in notable venues: Walt Disney World, Carnegie Hall, St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church in New York City, Lincoln Center, and the United States Capital. According to Timms, one of the most memorable events in his teaching career was when his students finished third in the world-wide International Youth and Music Festival in Vienna, Austria. The chamber choir he directs currently ranks second in Class AAA for the state of South Carolina.

          The C. F. Reames Distinguished Teacher Award award is given annually in recognition of Mr. Carroll Frederick Reames for his lifelong commitment to serving the needs of his fellow human beings, his positive influence on the development of thousands of students entrusted to his care, and his embodiment of the values of Anderson University. The winner of this award is selected by senior Teaching Fellow students at AU and is based on the qualities of excellence, integrity, respect, and innovation.

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