Sally Hare, professor of English at Coastal Carolina University, will give a public lecture as part of Coastal's Distinguished Teacher-Scholar Lecturer Series on Thursday, Oct. 4, at 7:30 p.m. in the Wall Auditorium on the Coastal campus. The lecture, "I'll Meet You in the Field: The Intersection of Education and Community," is free and open to the public.
Hare is the sixth recipient of the Distinguished Teacher-Scholar Lecturer award, sponsored by Horry Telephone Cooperative, Inc. The annual award is presented to a faculty member who has outstanding abilities as a teacher, scholar and communicator. The recipient of the honor delivers a lecture during the fall semester on an original topic drawn from his or her area of expertise.
In her lecture, Hare will describe her personal journey as an educator, particularly relating to her work integrating community service and education.
Hare, Singleton Endowed Professor of Education at Coastal, joined the Coastal faculty in 1974 and has served as director of Coastal's Center for Education and Community since 1993. During her career at Coastal, Hare has been a Kellogg National Fellow and a Fetzer Teaching Fellow and she won a national award in Community Development from the National Continuing Education Association. Under her guidance, Coastal's Center for Education and Community has sponsored a number of innovative programs linking the university and the community, including Calling All Colors, Jump for the Sun and America Reads. Hare earned a bachelor's degree, master's degree and Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina.