SLU Seniors Select Randall Hill for Outstanding Faculty Award

CANTON - St. Lawrence University Associate Professor of Performance and Communication Arts Randall Hill is the recipient of this year's Owen D. Young Outstanding Faculty Award, as voted by members of the senior class. The award is the only one given to faculty that is chosen by students.

It is the third time Hill has received the award; he also was chosen in 2007 and in 2010. The winner of the award gives a "last lecture" during the week prior to Commencement. Hill will give the talk, titled "A Couple of Wishes, a Little Advice, and a Prayer," on Monday, May 13, at 8 p.m. in Gunnison Memorial Chapel.

A member of the University faculty since 1991, Hill earned his bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his Ph.D. from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.

In addition to teaching courses in the performance and communication arts department, Hill was the inaugural coordinator of St. Lawrence's Native American studies program from 1998 until 2011. He is working on two books, one on an 1864 massacre by U.S. Cavalry troops of a Native American village, and the other a collection of personal narratives from his tribe, the Lumbee Band of the Cheraw Nation.