The Golden Apple Award is the only award of its kind at the University of Michigan in that it is the only award nominated and decided by students. Students nominate faculty from all U-M schools and colleges and the committee from SHOUT (Students Honoring Outstanding University Teaching) decides on a winner every year. This year, six RC faculty were nominated for the honor, and they are:

Elizabeth Goodenough (Arts and Ideas in the Humanities)
Deb Gordon-Gurfinkel (Director of Telling It)
Ashley Lucas (Director of Prison Creative Arts Project, Theatre in SMTD)
Virginia Murphy (Social Theory and Practice & Head of the East Quad Garden)
Tomoko Okono (Intensive Japanese Program head)
Tom Willette (Arts and Ideas in the Humanities and History of Art)

Kudos, nominees! Thank you for your exemplary commitment to teaching undergraduate students. 

The winner of the 2019 Golden Apple Award is Mark Conger, a lecturer in the LSA Comprehensive Studies Program. It is customary that the winner gives a special lecture and Mark's is scheduled for 7 p.m. April 8, 2019 at Rackham Auditorium. Congratulations, Mark!