Tom Sienkewicz, Monmouth College’s Minnie Billings Capron Professor of Classics, will receive the Hatch Award for Distinguished Teaching at the President’s Homecoming Gala on Oct. 12.
Funded by 1957 graduate W. Jerome Hatch, a retired executive for American National Can, the Hatch Awards were established in 2004 to recognize outstanding work by MC faculty in the areas of teaching, scholarship and service. Through cash stipends, they honor faculty who have excelled in their academic disciplines and who have served as an inspiration to both their students and their colleagues.
Nominations for the Distinguished Teaching Award are solicited exclusively from alumni. The award recognizes outstanding effectiveness in teaching by engaging students in learning and helping them connect their learning to lives of service dedicated to the public good. Recipients are uniquely able to engage students in their courses and build relationships with them that go beyond the classroom. They serve as models and mentors for students, helping them to achieve their highest potential as students and citizens.
Sienkewicz joined the Monmouth College faculty in 1984 after teaching at Howard University. The 1971 graduate of College of the Holy Cross received his master’s degree in classics from Johns Hopkins University in 1973 and his Ph.D. in 1975.
He currently serves as secretary-treasurer of the Classical Association of the Middle West and South and business manager of the Classical Journal, both headquartered at Monmouth College.