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Stanford Report, October 4, 2000
Loague honored with Hoagland Prize for dedication to undergraduate education

Keith Loague, associate professor of geological and environmental sciences, has been named this year's winner of the Laurance and Naomi Carpenter Hoagland Prize in recognition of excellence in undergraduate education. The award was announced Sept. 27 at Junior Convocation.

"From freshmen and sophomores to seniors working on honors projects, Keith's students single him out for his boundless enthusiasm, his attentiveness to their individual problems and his deep knowledge of the environmental disciplines," said Loague's colleague Stephan Graham. "He has been referred to as a 'magnet for attracting undergraduate majors,' 'among the best teachers in the university' and 'a model undergraduate adviser.'"

Members of last year's sophomore class submitted nominations for the prize last spring. By tradition, the winner is kept secret until the announcement at Junior Convocation.

Established in 1987 by Laurie and Gay Hoagland in appreciation of the undergraduate educations that generations of the Hoagland family have received at Stanford, the prize celebrates faculty commitment to undergraduate teaching. The vice provost for undergraduate education selects the winner in consultation with department chairs and the deans of the schools of Earth Sciences and Engineering and the vice provost for undergraduate education.

A gallery of photographs and citations for all the Hoagland Prize winners is located on the first floor of Sweet Hall.