The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Teaching and Service Award

Dr. Linda Collins and family

Denise Collins, Rob Collins and Lewis Collins join Dr. Linda Collins, recipient of the Dr. Jane Worth Harbaugh Teaching and Service Award at Summer Commencement, 2003

Collins Honored with Teaching and Service Award

Linda Collins, professor of biological and environmental sciences, is the 2003 recipient of the Dr. Jane Worth Harbaugh Teaching and Service Award. This distinction honors Guerry Professor Emeritus of History Dr. Jane Worth Harbaugh. Collins was selected by UTC faculty and administration as a means of recognizing a member of the UTC faculty who truly gives of self to others. Collins has taught at UTC since 1979.

"Over those 24 years she has demonstrated her commitment to this institution and the extended community it serves," said Chancellor Bill Stacy during remarks at summer commencement.

Collins' record of excellent teaching and public service includes receipt of the University of Tennessee National Alumni Association Outstanding Teacher Award; work with campus governing bodies such as the General Education, Library and Classroom Technology Committees; and her dedicated efforts to develop and seek funding for major campus landscape improvements.

According to Stacy, Collins also takes positive actions for the betterment of Chattanooga. "She is always willing to volunteer for a good cause or to help meet a need. Linda's community involvement ranges from her work with the Bachman Community Center to READ of Chattanooga," Stacy said.

Harbaugh was in attendance when Stacy announced the award during commencement exercises.