The Honors outstanding Professor award is a student-led award. Students nominate professors who have helped them, regardless if it was in an Honors class or not. Previous winners of this award are no doubt in this room tonight.
Dr. Spain was nominated by honors students because of her willingness to help in “any way that is needed”, as well as her obvious commitment to their success. While she is by no means seen as ‘easy’, her openness and approachability inspire her students to learn and succeed.