At Texas Tech, many educators are honored for their achievements in and out of the classroom. One professor received an honor that only a handful of people receive each year.

Aliza Wong, associate professor in the Tech Department of History and associate dean of the Honors College, is one of 10 professors in Texas to be recognized as a 2019 Piper Professor, according to a Tech news release. The Piper Professor Program consists of the Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation selecting professors from two and four-year colleges who were nominated by their university.

The program, which started in 1958, selects outstanding professors, according to the release. In addition to the 2019 selection, a $5,000 honorarium, a gold pin and a certificate will be given to Wong.

At Tech, Wong said it has been several years since a professor has been recognized as a Piper Professor, according to the release

“I am very honored and humbled to be chosen as a Piper Professor,” she said, according to the release.

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