Bill Moncrief Named University Honors Professor Of The Year
Robes! Music! Marching! Amid the grandeur of the time-honored tradition of Honors Convocation, held April 15 at Ed Landreth Auditorium, Bill Moncrief received the University Honors Professor of the Year Award.
“I believe this is the first time that a professor from the business school has been honored, and I can’t think of a better person to receive it,” said Dean Homer Erekson. “Bill not only is a knowledgeable and dynamic educator, he truly cares about each student in the undergraduate program, and he champions those who work hard and lead others.”
Moncrief, Senior Associate Dean for undergraduate program at Neeley, teaches honors classes and was instrumental in developing the Neeley Fellows program.
“I was truly honored to be recognized by some of TCU’s brightest students, and it was particularly rewarding to be the first business professor ever to receive the award,” said Moncrief. “I was surprised, stunned and really kind of overwhelmed by the award.”
Moncrief added that the Neeley School is making a concerted effort to be more involved with TCU honors.
“We have approved six classes with honors designation and fully expect to have a large number of honor students starting next year,” he said.
Jake Rehtmeyer, a Neeley Fellow and TCU Honors student, has this to say: “I enjoyed Dr. Moncrief's class because he enjoyed teaching it. Dr. Moncrief presents the material in a way that really engages students, and he is never afraid to tell a story of a personal example. His energy in the classroom inspires students to learn, and the work he requires his students to do is applicable and fun.”