Congratulations to Dr. James Mixson, Winner of the 2016 Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Award

Photo of James Mixson receiving plaque for unknown individual. They are standing in front of a stone fireplace.The History Department is proud to congratulate Dr. James Mixson, winner of the 2016 Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Award. This award is given by the National Alumni Association annually to four full-time faculty members whose work with students demonstrates an exceptional commitment to their students’ success, both inside and outside the classroom.

Dr. Mixson is the department’s Undergraduate Director and beloved by undergraduate and graduate students alike. He is the department’s eighth faculty member to be so honored. Previous winners include Dr. Larry Kohl and Dr. John Beeler. In discussing the award, Dr. Mixson used the occasion to highlight the work of his dedicated and excellent colleagues within the department. “Everybody needs to know what great teachers we have here!,” he said.

Coming from a family of Alabama alumni, receiving this award from the Alumni Association is a huge honor for Dr. Mixson, who categorizes the award as “Off the scale awesome!”

We agree! Congratulations, Dr. Mixson!