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Dr. Mary Spratt, Cox Distinguished Professor in
Science at William Woods University, has been named
an Icon of Education by Ingram’s, Kansas City’s
business magazine.
Spratt was one of nine Missouri and Kansas leaders
chosen for the honor. Dr. Jahnae H. Barnett, president
of William Woods University and an Icon recipient last
year, nominated Spratt for the award.
Ingram’s calls the educators “standouts in their
chosen professions.” This year’s Icons include four
college presidents, two deans, two professors and a
school board president.
According to Dennis Boone, managing editor
of Ingram’s, “one of this region’s true strengths
is a network of outstanding educational assets.”
He attributes that to “administrators with vision,
instructors with passion to cultivate young minds …”
A WWU faculty member since 1992, Spratt also
was recognized as the 2008 Missouri Professor of the
Year. Sponsored by The Carnegie Foundation for the
Advancement of Teaching and administered by the
Council for Advancement and Support of Education,
the award recognizes professors for outstanding
commitment in teaching undergraduate students. 
Dr. Spratt honored as icon of education
Because of her enthusiasm and passion, Dr. Spratt
has impacted the lives of numerous students, who have
gone on to be pharmacists, veterinarians, physicians,
physician assistants, teachers and scientists.                               
Sigma Tau Delta to hold annual book sale
William Woods University’s English honorary society,
Sigma Tau Delta, will hold its annual book sale from 8
a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 16, 17 and 18 in the hallway of the
Academic Building, near the library.
Customers can stock up on novels, children’s books,
cookbooks, comic books—even textbooks. The sale
is open to the public. All proceeds benefit the Eta Mu
Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta International English
Honor Society at William Woods University.
“We had a good turnout last year, and we’re hoping to
do the same this time around,” says Jason Rose,
president of Sigma Tau Delta’s Eta Mu Chapter. “It’s a
great event and the proceeds will help us with a few
different events we have planned for the semester.”
For more information,
contact Jason Rose at
edu or Dr. Katricia Pierson,
faculty sponsor, at 573-592-
1107 or Katricia.Pierson@
By Leigh Rice