Guay earns Smeal's highest teaching award

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The Penn State Smeal College of Business has presented Terrence Guay, clinical associate professor of international business, with the 2011 Fred Brand Jr. Outstanding Teacher Award, the college's highest honor for teaching.

Guay, who has been a member of the Smeal faculty since 2004, teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in international business. Prior to joining Smeal, he was a faculty member in the School of International Service at American University and the Maxwell School of Syracuse University, where he served for six years as the graduate director of the Maxwell School's International Relations Program. He also was a regional visiting fellow at Cornell University's Institute for European Studies.

Guay is a resource board member at the Center for International Relations in Arlington, Va., and a regional advisory board member for the European Union Center and the Center for West European Studies at the University of Pittsburgh.

He holds a bachelor's degree from Clarkson University, a master's of business administration from The Ohio State University, and a master's of art and a doctoral degree from Syracuse University.

Faculty members are nominated for the Brand award by their academic departments. Students then offer their support of the nominees, with a selection committee of past honorees and student representatives selecting the recipient.

The award is named in honor of Fred Brand Jr., a native of Sewickley, Pa., who graduated from Penn State in 1932 with a degree in commerce and finance. He was a successful insurance executive who began his career as an agent with Fidelity Mutual Life Insurance Co. From 1934 until his retirement in 1974, he worked with Connecticut Mutual Life Insurance Co. He died in 1998.

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Last Updated October 17, 2011