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Anderson University’s Assistant Professor of Christian Studies, Dr. Bryan H. Cribb, has been honored with the 2011 SCICU Excellence in Teaching Award. Each year SCICU (South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities) recognizes and celebrates the best of the best with its Excellence in Teaching Awards.

A member of the faculty from each of twenty private institutions of higher learning in South Carolina is nominated for the award according to rigorous guidelines. The most important characteristic of the nominees is their demonstration of the highest standards in teaching methods that encourage students to strive for excellence in their studies and pursuits. The award recipients are honored at a special awards dinner and awarded a $3000 professional development grant.

The SCICU represents twenty independent colleges and universities each with a unique historical, cultural, and in many instances, faith background. The mission of SCICU is to support and promote the values of independent higher education in South Carolina. SCICU seeks to advance higher education through fundraising, scholarships, research, and by facilitating collaborative activities among the member institutions. The organization also promotes a positive public image and encourages government policies that support independent higher education.

Of the honor, Dr. Cribb stated, “I am humbled and challenged by this award. And I feel privileged to be at an institution like Anderson University that models the teaching excellence and Christian higher education. I view the SCICU grant awarded as a stewardship, and I look forward to using it towards implementing new and innovative methods and technology in the classroom.”

Anderson University is a comprehensive university affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention offering bachelors and masters degrees. Anderson is ranked in the Top Tier (top 21) of colleges and universities in the South, and one of 68 “Up and Coming” schools to watch in America, by U. S. News & World Report. It is the #1 “Up and Coming” school in The South according to that publication.  Anderson has also been named one of “Americas 100 Best College Buys,” Located in The Upstate region of South Carolina near the foothills of the Appalachians, Anderson University features a rigorous education in a supportive Christian environment.



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