ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Steve Haycox, a history professor at the University of Alaska Anchorage, is $15,000 richer as the winner of the 2002 Edith R. Bullock Prize for Excellence.
The prize, the largest in the University of Alaska system, is awarded universitywide each year. UAA officials said the $15,000 prize is intended to foster public awareness of high-quality work being done within the university, to encourage excellence and to reward such efforts in a significant way.
Haycox's academic career in Alaska began in 1972, when he joined the Anchorage Community College. Two years later, he started the school's history department.
In 1988, he developed UAA's first live distance delivered course on cable television. The course, Alaska History, now is a model for other distance courses.
Haycox's expertise includes Alaska history, Alaska Native history and the history of the American West.
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