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Simone Billings receives the 2017 Louis and Dorina Brutocao Award for Teaching Excellence

Professor Simone Billings has been honored as the 2017 Louis and Dorina Brutocao Award for Teaching Excellence. The university’s highest teaching award, driven by alumni nominations, the Brutocao Award “honors those teachers who, over a period of years, have made a real difference: those who have served as exemplars in the Santa Clara, Jesuit tradition of service, who have challenged their students in ways that have forced them to look at the world afresh, who have exerted a major influence over the intellectual and moral development of their students, who have, in short, made an imprint that is still felt in some way years after graduation.” Professor Billings has a well-earned reputation as an exceptional instructor who has made a difference in her students’ lives over many years.