Philippe Hercot, Executive Professor of Finance and Director of Aggies on Wall Street at Mays Business School, received the Aggies Celebrate Teaching! – Recognizing Transformational Learning’s Teaching Excellence Award on March 21.

Each year, the Center for Teaching Excellence at Texas A&M University welcomes nominations for this award from all current undergraduate and graduate students in College Station, Galveston, Qatar, Health Science Center, School of Law, and College of Dentistry. Students write 1,000- to 1,500-word essays giving evidence of and reflecting upon the professor’s impact on their lives. The criteria included challenging students to think in new ways, inspiring students to learn more deeply, supporting learning through transformation of educational experiences, and impact on students. Out of the numerous nominations submitted by a wide range of students, only six were selected for this prestigious award.

Hercot is the first recipient from Mays Business School.

At an award reception on March 21, Peyton Lenaburg, the senior mathematics major and Aggies on Wall Street student who nominated Hercot, had the opportunity to share her transformational experience to an audience of faculty and staff members while Hercot shared his approach to teaching. In addition, Hercot received a $1,500 professional development grant to continue advancing transformational teaching and Lenaburg received a $500 scholarship towards her education.