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Minnie Stevens Piper Award


The Piper Professor Award was established by the San Antonio–based Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation in 1958 to annually recognize outstanding college professors across Texas. Selection is made on the basis of nominations; each two and four-year college and university in the state may submit only one nominee annually.

The Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation will honor 10 professors during the 2016–2017 academic year for their dedication to the teaching profession and for their outstanding academic, scientific and scholarly achievement. Each Piper Professor receives a certificate of merit, a gold pin and a $5,000 honorarium.

Timeline for 2017-2018 will be posted by Sept. 1, 2017.

Past UTSA Recipients

Aaron Cassill, Ph.D. | Professor of Biology | 2013
John Miller Morris, Ph.D. | Professor of Geography | 2012
Felix D. Almaraz, Jr., Ph.D, | Professor of History | 2003
Judith Gorman Gardner, M.S. | Lecturer III and Coordinator of Composition | 2001
David Michael Senseman, Ph.D. | Associate Professor of Life Sciences | 1997
Richard Lee Utech, Ph.D. | Assistant Professor of Marketing | 1994
Richard A. Gambitta, Ph.D. | Associate Professor of Political Science | 1990
M. Neal Guentzel, Ph.D. | Professor of Life Sciences | 1986
Marian L. Martinello, Ed.D. | Associate Professor, Division of Education | 1982