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David L. Underwood Memorial Lecture Award

Recipients of the Underwood Memorial Lecture Award emulate Dean Underwood's values and exhibit excellence in instruction and a genuine, humanistic concern for students, faculty, staff – and all of education.

The David L. Underwood Memorial Lecture Award recipient is announced each spring during National Library Week in April. The recipient is a STLCC-Florissant Valley faculty member or staff person who emulates the values of David Underwood who served the campus as Dean of Instruction from 1967 to 1975.  The awardee presents a lecture to the campus during the week preceding the beginning of the fall term, known as Service Week. See Award Background and Criteria.

David L. Underwood, Dean of Instruction,
STLCC-Florissant Valley, 1967-1975

portrait of David L. Underwood

45th Underwood Award Recipient, 2020: Sharon North, Mathematics

Sharon North, 45th Underwood Memorial Lecture Award Recipient, April 2020

Sharon North, 45th Underwood Memorial Lecture Award Recipient, Announced April 27, 2020

COVID-19 prompted digital recognition of the outstanding educator, normally announced on campus during National Library Week in April. Professor North's Underwood Memorial Lecture, "The Art of Mathematics," was held in the Terry M. Fischer Theatre with limited and socially distanced seating on December 4, 2020 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. The Lecture was live-streamed and recorded. Use the link provided under the Awardees and lectures page on this guide. Sharon's slides, transcript, and Locations for a Mathematical Tour of St. Louis and map is also provided.

44th Underwood Award Recipient, 2019: Steve Ehlen, Engineering

Elizabeth Perkins, campus president, Steve Ehlen, supervisor of the technology learning center,
and Steve White, STEMB dean, April 10, 2019

43rd Underwood Award Recipient, 2018:
Carol L. Hake, English

Mrs. Annabelle Underwood and Cathy Underwood Herman with Carol Hake (kneeling)
April 10, 2018

43rd Underwood Award Recipient, 2018: Carol L. Hake, English

Provost Elizabeth Perkins and
Carol Hake
April 10, 2018

42nd Underwood Award Recipient, 2017: Janice Nesser-Chu, Interim Dean, Liberal Arts

Janice Nessor Chu with Mrs. Underwood and daughter Cathy Underwood

Cathy Herman Underwood and Mrs. Annabelle Underwood with Janice Nesser-Chu,
April 11, 2017

41st Underwood Award Recipient, 2016: Cindy Campbell, Health & Wellness

Mrs. Annabelle Underwood with Cindy Campbell,
April 14, 2016

40th Underwood Award Recipient, 2015: Paul Higdon, Music

Paul Higdon with Mrs. Annabelle Underwood
April 22, 2015

39th Underwood Award Recipient, 2014: Sharon Fox, Library

Mrs. Annabelle Underwood with Sharon Fox,
April 24, 2014

St. Louis Community College Libraries

Florissant Valley Campus Library
3400 Pershall Rd.
Ferguson, MO 63135-1408
Phone: 314-513-4514

Forest Park Campus Library
5600 Oakland
St. Louis, MO 63110-1316
Phone: 314-644-9210

Meramec Campus Library
11333 Big Bend Road
St. Louis, MO 63122-5720
Phone: 314-984-7797

Wildwood Campus Library
2645 Generations Drive
Wildwood, MO 63040-1168
Phone: 636-422-2000