FSC professor chosen for Student/Athlete Distinguished Faculty Award
LAKELAND, Fla. (May 16, 2005) — Dr. Richard R. Burnette, psychology professor at Florida Southern College, was chosen by the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee for the Student/Athlete Distinguished Faculty Award at the Honors Convocation held April 20.
Each year the SAAC presents a “Faculty/Staff Award” to a member of the faculty or staff outside of the athletics department who has shown extraordinary support to student-athletes at Florida Southern. Burnette, who has been with the college for 43 years, was recognized for his support of student-athletes and the FSC intercollegiate athletics program.
About Florida Southern College
Founded in 1885, Florida Southern College is a private, comprehensive, United Methodist college with a liberal arts core. The college maintains its commitment to academic excellence through 38 undergraduate majors and distinctive graduate programs in business administration, education, and nursing. Florida Southern has a 14:1 student/faculty ratio, provides strong student/faculty mentorship programs, boasts 24 NCAA Division II national championships, and is ranked by U. S. News and World Report as one of the top ten Southern Comprehensive Colleges-Bachelors. Located on scenic Lake Hollingsworth, Florida Southern is the home of the world’s largest single-site collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture.