Dr. Leslie Folds, associate professor of nursing, was awarded the 2012 Presidential Faculty Achievement Award at Belmont's spring awards ceremony. The Presidential Faculty Achievement Award is presented each year to a faculty member who has made outstanding contributions to student life outside the classroom. The award honors and recognizes excellence in faculty-student relationships, special abilities in meeting student needs – academic, personal and professional – and symbolizes Belmont University’s commitment to being a student-centered institution.
Folds said, “I feel so honored, blessed and humbled to receive the Presidential Faculty Achievement Award and to work at Belmont University where the focus for all of us as administrators, faculty and staff is to use our unique gifts to serve students. Every decision I make, I always ask myself ‘How will this impact my students?’”
Also nominated for the award was Dr. Kelley Kiningham from the College of Pharmacy.