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SFA's Dr. Tim Clipson receives outstanding teacher-scholar award

November 2, 2016 - University Marketing Communications
Dr. Tim Clipson, professor in Stephen F. Austin State University's Rusche College of Business, received the Meada Gibbs Outstanding Teacher-Scholar Award at the Association for Business Communication international meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
NACOGDOCHES, Texas - Dr. Tim Clipson, professor in Stephen F. Austin State University's Rusche College of Business, received the Meada Gibbs Outstanding Teacher-Scholar Award at the Association for Business Communication international meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The association is an international, interdisciplinary organization committed to advancing business communication, research, education and practice, according to the ABC website.

Clipson has been an ABC member since 1981 and said it's truly an honor to receive this award.

"To be selected as one at the top of the game is rewarding, humbling and challenging," Clipson said. "It's rewarding to be recognized for the quality and consistency of my life's work, humbling because I truly know there are many others who are worthy, and challenging because the bar is set to constantly do and be my best."

The Meada Gibbs Outstanding Teacher-Scholar Award recognizes, encourages and rewards excellence in teaching and research in business communication and is sponsored by ABC and Pearson Learning. As the award recipient, Clipson received a plaque and monetary award and will have the opportunity to speak at the ABC conference next fall in Dublin, Ireland.

Clipson has been teaching for 45 years with 36 of those years at SFA. He is a professor in SFA's Department of Business Communication and Legal Studies.

"I think of my classroom as a learning laboratory with the concept that the more engaged the student is in the learning process the more he or she will take away and apply to life," Clipson said. "My subject matter is definitely important, my students, however, are more so."