The Division of Student Life at St. Olaf has named Professor of Classics Anne Groton as the recipient of this year's Gertrude Hilleboe Award for Faculty Involvement in Student Life. Groton's nomination cites the many students who have been and continue to be inspired by her teaching. "She is a marvel to behold in the classroom, at the same time both rigorous and humorous," it reads. Groton joined the St. Olaf faculty in 1981.
Groton will be presented with an individual plaque and her name will be added to a plaque in the Dean of Students Office that contains the names of faculty recipients of the annual award, which honors longtime faculty member Gertrude Hilleboe's commitment to students during her more than 40 years as a faculty member and Dean of Women. Hilleboe was well known for her individual interest in every student with whom she came in contact and her dedication to the St. Olaf community.