News | 10 June 2015

History Professor Kate Jones Receives Dizikes Award for Teaching in Humanities


History professor Kate Jones was presented with the John Dizikes Teaching Award in Humanities at the Humanities Division’s 2015 Spring Awards celebration held at the Cowell Provost House.

Established in 2002 to honor outstanding teaching by humanities faculty, the award was named in honor of one of UC Santa Cruz’s founding faculty members.

Now a professor emeritus of American studies, John Dizikes served as Cowell College provost and mentored thousands of students during his 30-year teaching career.

In addition to being honored with a check for $3,000, Jones was also entitled to select an undergraduate student to receive a $3,000 scholarship. She chose Jacob Perez, a senior history major who aspires to be a high school history teacher.

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