JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Four faculty members at Arkansas State University were honored by their peers Tuesday.
During the 33rd Annual Faculty Honors Convocation, the faculty members were honored for being the "best" in four categories of teaching, professional service, scholarship and academic advising.
There are over 450 full-time faculty members at ASU.
Interim Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Dr. Glen Jones told Region 8 News being chosen for any of the four awards is a great honor.
"It's clearly being deemed to be the best in this particular area as determined by your peers, so it means a lot," Dr. Jones said. "We have a wonderful faculty at Arkansas State University and whenever you're recognizing four out of 450 it's very difficult but it shows you the magnitude of this award."
Eight faculty members who are retiring after this year were also honored.