Three more Kansas University professors were surprised Friday with $5,000 Kemper Awards for excellence in teaching and advising.
Those winning awards were Maggie Childs, professor of East Asian languages and cultures; Philip Baringer, professor of physics and astronomy, and Rodolfo Torres, professor of mathematics.
Seven other KU professors received Kemper Awards Thursday, the first day of classes. In all, 20 professors will be honored and $100,000 will be distributed with Kemper Awards by early September this year.
Friday's Kemper Award "Surprise Patrol" included Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor David Shulenburger; Commerce Bank representative Mark Gonzales, community bank president in Lawrence; and Dale Seuferling, president of the KU Endowment Association.
The award were established by a $500,000 fund from the William T. Kemper Foundation-Commerce Bank, Trustee, and $500,000 in matching funds from the KU Endowment Association.